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Andrew Dodderidge’s review published on Letterboxd:
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Hadn't seen this for some time, and it's even worse than I remembered.
Just things like Harry losing his memory and gaining it back, Sandman being Uncle Ben's killer and Spidey losing his kindness were all extremely unnecessary. All of these things felt like events to move the film along instead of interesting plot lines. It's just a mess.
It starts off pretty well and then about halfway through you're like "Nothing's really happened in this movie", which is exactly Spider-Man 3. Nothing happens. Films like this don't necessarily need to have a villain, in fact it's a major accomplishment if they don't and it's really well done, but here it fails miserably because there is nothing in place of that that takes over the film.
J.K. Simmons is still hilarious, especially the part with the pills. Kind of sad, though, that he is the best part of a Spider-Man film. The CGI is god awful and this was made nine years ago. No excuse.
Oh yeah, Topher Grace is really, really bad here. Especially his character. You know the part when Gwen is about to fall to her death and he is just standing there talking to her Dad casually? What a loser.