Re: "Joyless" ?
Take it from someone who didn't like the film I think some criticisms were unfair.
My two main (only real ones but they really possef me off) problems with MOS:
1) Not nessesarly joyless but IMO it had no charm. We need stuff like supes taking Lois over the city, you know stuff that makes you smile like how SM:TM made me.
2) God I really did not like that third act. Reminded me of transformers really. If there was even more chat inbetween the fights and showing Superman, you know, saving people I would be cool with it.
Merge SR and MOS and we would get a film on par with TDK IMO.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The Spidey flick I've always wanted to see.
I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I smiled. Thank You so much Andrew, Emma and Webb for making such a special film!