Re: Favorite Spider-Man film so far.
While I find Spidey1 barely acceptable and Spidey2 is actually about as good as ASM(but for different reasons, mainly a more cohesive story) SM3 is purely horrible. But the reason I give ASM the slight edge over SM2 is that ASM finally is devoid of that irritating Raimi goofiness and cheese. Sometimes cheese can be good(see Rocketeer & CATFA...or was that corniness there, I dunno) but when Raimi did it all 3 times it just stunk like cheese that had been left on the radiator all winter. SM1 & 2 had enough else in them to offset this factor(SM1 barely as I said) but it's presence ensured that NONE of those Spidey films attained any level of greatness IMO. ASM could have been great but the story wasn't consistenly strong throughout and the villain while decent enough left me wanting more from him than a generic bad guy plot. So..
1)ASM - 7.5/10
2)SM2 - 7.25/10
3)SM1 - 6/10
4)SM3 - 4.5/10
At the end of the day I'd say we still have yet to see a truly AMAZING Spider-Man film.
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