Poor characters, weak story, bad world building and awful acting. The only thing which saved this was the visuals, which were way more engaging than anything else on screen. Some nice ideas hidden in the mix, but such poor execution that I would not watch again.
The Hunger games is far better.
I wasn't keen to watch a Vince Vaughan comedy, but this was a surprise. He is cast as a man with no life, going from thrill to thrill with no lasting commitments. This changes when the plot kicks in and you find a sweet comedy, not what I expected at all. The cast are great, though Chris Pratt steals the show and has the best moments. Cobie Smulders character is underwritten, but she does well with what she has. Vaughan…
Not perfect, but a lot better than I expected. The fight scenes are a bit like music videos, but this is fine, as the ideas and main characters are the drive here and not the action. It's not quite inception, but the film covers about as many themes and ideas as Snyder's watchmen, which is impressive for his first non-adaptation.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not a true spider-man film. Simply awful interpretation of the webbed wonder. Changing his back story so that his parents made the formula only work with him, changes the whole point of this beloved superhero. Gone is the geek done good, now Sony has a privileged hero who has been chosen to have these powers.
This film has some good sequences, mostly when spider-man swings. That Gwen's death wasn't moving is a sign that this was a really bad film.