Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I used truly to love Spider-Man 2 but I've slowly developed a distaste for it over the years. It just really milks the "Peter Parker is a pathetic loser" thing for all its worth to the point where it's really annoying and monotonous. Too much comedy at Peter's expense. I think it's a very competently made film and the train sequence is one of my favorite action setpieces in a CBM. But now that I'm older and don't relate to the angst/coming of age aspect of it anymore, I have much less use for the movie than I once did.
That loser Peter aspect you mention, and in all honesty 99% of Raimi's "comedy," is what ruins the whole trilogy for me. I was sick of loser Peter in SM1 go figure.