THIS PART WAS DUMB AND NOW IT’S IN GIF FORM.
NO. IT WASN’T.
The last thing I wanted was an entire second movie where Peter just gazed at her longingly every scene woefully unable to be with her because he’s Spider-man. Now it’s out of the way, they can be together in the next movie and we can get a better story than super hero/teenage love frustrations. Yay!
I GUESS, BUT IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE THIS SORT OF FAKE TENSION IN THE MOVIE ONLY TO RESOLVE IT FIVE MINUTES LATER, WHY BOTHER HAVING IT AT ALL.
We already have Peter really worried about protecting his secret identity, by the end of the movie, you really don’t need Captain Dennis Leary making this sort of “promise” to Peter. That type of struggle about him trusting his loved ones to be part of his life should come from within. Peter has enough angst to fill four helicarriers, having Captain Stacy be like, “hey, people could really hurt my daughter if they knew you were dating her so don’t do that ever” is kinda redundant, and unnecessarily tacked on to the end of this movie and also immediately resolved and it all CULMINATES IN THIS DUMB LINE.
ALSO THE LIZARD HAD NO MOTIVATION TO BE A BAD GUY ONCE HE WAS THE LIZARD, OTHER THAN HIM BEING KUHRAYZHEEEE. AND I KINDA WISH PETER HAD KEPT A MAKESHIFT SPIDER MAN OUT FOR THE WHOLE MOVIE, LIKE WHAT THE HECK.
But all the emma stone and peter parker parts are cute and I want to live in them forever, and the gradual build to superheroness was neat and skateboarding is cool, Peter should’ve figured out the lizard thing sooner, but whateves, overall I liked this movie more than I disliked it BUT IT HAS PROBLEMS, YO.
I guess I’d rather have that sort of tension resolved quickly, than stretching it out over the next movie, because, well that whole spiel from the captain is part of the Stacy legacy. Even when Stacy dies in the comics he still gives Peter the same speech. And it was an even better moment because when Gwen bites it later on (SPOILERS), he has to deal with that he broke the Captain’s promise. So he didn’t just let himself down, he let down someone who trusted him with what was most precious to him. IT’S CALLED FORESHADOWING, DANIEL.
But yeah, hopefully in the next movie we can FINALLY see a villain who doesn’t have a voice in their head and can blame all their problems on their experiments gone wrong…