Spider-Man ★★★★

2018 Superhero Rewatch: In which I return to superhero movies I've seen before to see how time has treated them.

First time watching this movie in several years. I still like it, but not as much as I remember. In many ways, it feels like a prototype for the modern superhero movie. It has all the beats, all the tropes, but Maguire and Dafoe go WAY over the top. The superhero in general -- and Spider-Man in particular -- was in serious need of refinement.