This is the first time I’ve ever been worried for a Spider-Man film. I wasn’t worried about Spider-Man 3 (everything leading up to the release looked solid, it just turns out that they gave Sam Rami a bit too much freedom) and I wasn’t worried about Amazing Spider-Man (which actually seemed interesting but, the chopped out all the parts that made it interesting. The “untold story” that was so prevalent in the marketing leading up was left on the cutting room floor).
But this. This has all the makings of bad superhero film. I thought we, as a species, had gotten over the whole “too many ridiculous looking villains in one movie” thing. See Batman and Robin if you don’t know what I’m talking about.
This is it. Sony, it’s time to give Spider-Man back to Marvel, so they can work him into the Avengers universe.