Spider-Man’s on screen history has been a rollercoaster of success, with some tremendous highs but also some terrifying lows. Sam Raimi’s first film helped to define the superhero movie as we know it today, and its sequel still stands as one of the best examples of the genre to date, but Spider-Man 3 was a disappointing mess that ultimately led to a reboot series.
Unfortunately, The Amazing Spider-Man series ended up falling into a similar trap and ended up shooting itself in the foot even earlier in its second instalment. The jury is still out on how Homecoming will fare now that Marvel Studios has come in to assist, but hopefully their influence can help us forget some of the ridiculous things Sony did with the franchise on their own.
Because no matter which films are ultimately deemed good or bad, there’s no denying that every Spider-Man movie has some really dumb moments. They’re not necessarily bad, but they’re just perplexing scenes or choices that mar what is otherwise a solid series of films.
Whether they break tone, call logic into question, resort to cliche, or are just plain goofy, these are the moments that break you out of your fantasy state of watching a dorky teenager in red tights swinging by sticky threads that he shoots out of his wrists and say, “Well, that’s just silly!”