The more interesting elements are when side characters spend time off screen and come back in different forms. For instance, one scene we see Patricia Arquette's character as an impressionable student as the professor teaches Psych 101 but then we see a mirror scene where she is now the professor teaching more developed Psych theory.
The film also showcases the progression of talent from everyone from Ellar Coltrane who gains confidence and fits naturally into the character to Richard Linklater…
"The Needle In The Hay" / "I'm going to kill myself tomorrow" scene may be Anderson's best.
Between Luke Wilson taking off the layers he has hid behind, the choice of music, and the Graduate inspired quick cut flashbacks of his life and loved ones, Anderson creates the most tragically heartbreaking moment in his canon.
In order to appreciate this new installment to the unwanted addition of Spider-Man films we must drop this act that it is "unwanted". I even find myself falling into the repetitive lines of "unnecessary reboot" or "comic book film for the tweens" when it comes to talking about these films, but about half way through this movie I remembered I liked the first one.
The villains are weak in the film, I do not necessarily even like the performances of…