After seeing Iron Man 3, I will say that I think the only contendor against Shannon for villain of the year will be Cumberbatch
I hope they've got this right I really do. Between TASM last year and Iron Man 3 this year, i'm just tired of the villain plot being the one thing that lets the movie down.
Just accept that this is the direction they have taken.
Then, you can either decide this version isn't for you and stop watching. OR you can decide to enjoy it for what it is - an elseworlds tale.
'In Elseworlds, super-heroes are taken from their usual settings and put into strange times and places - some that have existed, and others that can't, couldn't or shouldn't exist. The result is stories that make characters who are as familiar as yesterday seem as fresh as tomorrow.'