For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
I used to love Spider-Man as a youngster. I watched the cartoons, read the comics, wanted my own Spider-man costume. How things have changed, mainly due to the films. The first 40 minutes or so of this is bad! It slowly improves, but there isn't one memorable moment. The girl with two first names, Gwen Stacy, dying is perhaps the biggest shock of this but it's the kind of film you come away from with little. In terms of the plot, it's all over the place. The subplot about Peter finding out about what happened to his parents doesn't go as deep as you'd think it would. After not liking McGuire and Garfield as the lead, I'm starting to think it's the character. In the cartoons, I remember him being cocky but proud and still likeable. He hasn't been in the films. He comes off as like Clark Kent and more awkward than he should be. The corny jokes in this are too much and the shiny suit they've put Parker in looks more computerised than usual as well.