The Good: 1) Spidey-humor! Nary an issue appears in Marvel Comics where Spider-Man doesn’t make a joke, even when he guest stars. You can almost count on a joke, quip, or pun from our web-headed hero, even as he faces off against the likes of Morbius the Living Vampire, the Sinister Six, or even Venom.
2) Characters! Sure, the plot seemed a little stale, because this is the second Spider-Man origin movie, but, for the most part, everyone seemed well-rounded.
3) Technology! Was it just me, or did you also see something in Oscorp labs that looked suspiciously like Dr. Octopus’s tentacles? Do I smell a sequel/three-quel villain? Also
3b) Classic Flash-Back! Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3 all had the organic web-shooters, but this has incredibly cool and tech-savvy homemade web-shooters. Cool!
The Bad: 1) Swiss Cheese Plot. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh, but there’s some gaps in the storyline.
*Gwen Stacy being an intern, but in charge of a lot of technology
*Peter Parker’s parents (I know that Marc Webb said that the origin would be stretched out over the course of the movies, but REALLY???
*Dr. Rajit Ratha’s name was never given AND is it ambiguous as to his fate in the movie.
2) Fear Factor Squared! I expected this movie to creep me out, seeing as a giant lizard is the villain, but this is MAJORLY weird. A lizard-mouse eating another mouse! Massive amounts of blood on Peter after his second battle with the Lizard! Blood on Uncle Ben! And, of course, “jump scenes.”
Miscellaneous: I can’t wait for the sequel. ‘Nuff said.