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Pete Talbot’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Spider-Man comics at their best are a fun ride, and this movie installment gets right back into that mindset. There have been a couple of clunker Spider-Man movies that had too many villains, the story was disjointed or even overly dramatic and this film is aware of those mistakes. There are two named villains in this movie and neither one of them has an origin that seems wedged in or unrealistic. The Shocker doesn't have his strange outfit from the comics and this is a very welcome change in a live action movie.
There are a couple of parallel story lines in this, mostly the twist that Michael Keaton's character turns out to be the father of the love interest much like Denis Leary in Amazing Spider-Man. This does feel like it could fit as a true sequel to Amazing Spider-Man as Peter Parker is still in high school, dealing with the reconstruction after The Avengers, and the movie thankfully skips right past the origin story.