10. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Release Year: 2014
- Director: Marc Webb
- Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is widely viewed as the worst Spider-Man movie. There’s not much to debate there. In the movie, Peter Parker struggles to keep his city safe, while also managing his relationship with Gwen Stacy who is leaving for college in England, and trying to find out what happened with his parents and why they left.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were great as Peter and Gwen, in my opinion, but the story just wasn’t there in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, even though we got a good dose of villainy with Electro, the Green Goblin, and The Rhino.
It’s hard to hate The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that much. It’s not a good movie, sure, but it’s also not the worst movie. We’ve seen a lot worse from Sony when it comes to superhero stories. This movie also paved the way for Tom Holland to replace Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. I’m not saying Garfield was bad as Spider-Man either, but it’s pretty clear that if this movie was a hit, the MCU and Spider-Man, overall, could look a lot different right now.
Let’s take a trip back to Sam Raimi’s original trilogy for No. 8 on the list.