One thing I enjoyed more about this film than the Raimi versions was the humor. Spider-Man was always a smart ass who would make wise cracks to throw off his enemies, and that was missing from the previous films.
People keep saying
that, but other than the car thief scene I don't remember a whole lot of wisecracking going on.
In fact I just rewatched the first Raimi movie and I thought there was just as much joking around in that one:
"That's a cute outfit. Did your husband buy it for you?"
"Hey kiddo, let Mom and Dad talk for a minute, will ya?"
"It's you who's out, Gobby. Out of your mind."
"Whew! Beats taking the subway!"
Plus his whole demeanor
was just a whole lot lighter and more fun.
Garfield certainly has his moments, but most of the time his Spidey seemed just about as dark and gloomy as his Peter Parker was in this movie.