Why Spider-Man 2 Isn't the Best Spider-Man Film

Jeff35122
Out of all the Spider-Man movies, this one is the most fascinating. Not because of the movie itself, but of how people constantly build it up to be as the best and flawless Spider-Man film. This list will be about the flaws of the film that are constantly overlooked, and how they show it's really not the best Spider-Man film.

The Top Ten

1 Almost Every Single Character Is A Jerk To Peter

All of Peter's problems in this film were solely because everyone was giving him such a hard time. Mary Jane is the main highlight of this. She shows no sympathy or consideration for Peter because he misses her plays frequently. Forget about her plays. Peter has his own life to worry about. He's had to take two part-time jobs while trying to handle college all at once without any support from Aunt May or Harry, and Mary Jane shows absolutely no sympathy or interest in how he's doing while continuously dumping on him like their crumbling relationship is all Peter's fault. - Jeff35122

2 The Whole Entire Film's Plot Focuses More On Peter Being Dumped On By Everyone Instead Of Half Of the Film's Plot
3 Tobey Maguire's Portrayal as Spider-Man/Peter Parker is Poor

While Maguire gives a good performance, his portrayal of Spider-Man/Peter Parker isn't exactly picture perfect. While he did capture Peter's nerdy and socially awkward personality from the comics in the first film, he never really seemed to grow out of it in this film and comes off as so meek and wimpy. And his portrayal of Spider-Man doesn't really have much personality or interest. - Jeff35122

4 Peter's Temporary Power Loss Is Kind Of Confusing

It's said that his powers fading away had to do with suffering an emotional breakdown caused by the failing of trying to be with Mary Jane, and everyone else crushing his emotions. Is that really possible, and has that happened to Spider-Man in the comics? - Jeff35122

5 Harry Osborne Is a Petty Loser

He spends most of his screen time complaining about how "Spider-Man killed his father" while not having a thought that it could have been something else, and even after the first movie's events he never tries to move on. - Jeff35122

6 James Franco's Performance As Harry Osborne Is Poor

There are a lot of scenes where he gives a very dull performance. - Jeff35122

7 Way Too Many Awkward Interactions With Characters

As usual, Maguire is guilty of this. - Jeff35122

8 Doctor Octopus Is An Over-The-Top Goofball
9 Too Many Scenes Of Characters Screaming

I know super hero movies have screaming characters, but this film goes pretty far with the screaming. - Jeff35122

10 Aunt May Acts Like A Quite Rude Character

Constantly nagging Peter, abusing random people, and making Peter feel more responsible for Uncle Ben's death. - Jeff35122

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1. Almost Every Single Character Is A Jerk To Peter
2. The Whole Entire Film's Plot Focuses More On Peter Being Dumped On By Everyone Instead Of Half Of the Film's Plot
3. Tobey Maguire's Portrayal as Spider-Man/Peter Parker is Poor
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