I want to start off with the negatives because I thought it was overall an awesome film.
- Green Goblin's first appearance ended very abruptly. I think many people were surprised by how quickly it ended.
- Tobey's acting seemed a bit off.
- I think the pacing before the final act was a bit too slow.
- The cobweb on the ceiling joke was just very corny.
- I wish the bridge scene with the Green Goblin lasted a bit longer or that he fought in his original costume for a bit longer.
- I wish the scene where Andrew Garfield saved MJ was extended just a bit to give it more of a dramatic feel to it.
- Even though Matt Murdock made a small cameo, it was great.
- The fight scene between Doc Ock was great
- Love the mirror dimension scene with Dr. Strange and Spider-Man.
- Andrew and Tobey having their moments near the end with the villains in their universe was great.
- Tom is the less experienced Spider-Man, but it was mentioned during the film that he was able to organize the team because he was with the Avengers.
- Alfred Molina and Willem Dafoe's performances were awesome.
- Tobey and Andrew being mentors to Tom was a nice touch.
- I wish we got a small glimpse of Andrew and Tobey in their universe. Maybe Andrew standing over Gwen's grave smiling and Tobey with MJ.
Overall, it was a great film and one of my favorite superhero movies of all time. Having enjoyed Spider-Man films since 2002, this just put everything full circle.
Agree with pretty much all of your points. Tobey seemed fine to me, though. I think the problem with the pacing was too much Ned and MCU MJ. They kept cutting back and focusing on them far too often. It started to get annoying after awhile. Especially during the final battle. We want to see these 3 Spider-Men battle, not follow those two.
A couple small gripes I had were
- them kinda just handwaving any legal repercussions away with the Matt Murdock scene. He just said his legal troubles were fine, but didn't exactly explain how.
- agreed on the scenes of them being in their own world and maybe being sucked in at different times than the villains. Cause the movie makes it look like they were just wondering the streets looking for MCU Spider-Man, instead of helping fight the villains destroying the city.
- I did like that after Goblin smashed his helmet, they put a ripped up hoody on him that kinda looked like his costume from the comics. But, what would have been better is if after he became Goblin, again, he should have gone back and grabbed the front face portion of his helmet to wear under the hoodie. The best of both worlds.
Overall, I'd give it an 8 out of 10. Definitely not perfect, but miles above a lot of what we've been getting lately. And as the box office shows, I think many agree.
Edit: Crap, forgot to add a missed opportunity. That's having Tobey Maguire react to MCU JJ. Like " I guess some things never change," or something like that.