#7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was riddled with issues, and similar to Spider-Man 3, these issues most notably had to deal with an over-influx of characters and plots. Electro and Goblin were the main villains, and for each one of them the motives and situations just felt so abnormal. This movie overall just felt like such a jumbled mess. The tone was never able to stay consistent, the script felt underwhelming, and the totality of the film just didn’t manage to ever feel meaningful.
However, I will say that there are definitely moments of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that I really enjoy. Marc Webb, director of one of my all-time favorite Rom-Com’s in 500 Days of Summer, really was able to nail the romantic elements of this film. Peter and Gwen’s relationship in these movies is incredibly charming and meaningful, which might have been due partially to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s off-screen relationship. The romance within this film is easily the best aspect of it, and when the climactic death of Gwen happens, it really is as emotional a moment as any Spider-Man film.
Again, similar to Spider-Man 3, this isn’t one of the worst movies that has ever been released, but both of these films are the two Spider-Man films that I personally don’t think are too enjoyable or re-watchable.