I disagree. He dropped the chase of Ben's killer because he got caught up in the main story of the Lizard and Oscorp conspiracy and learned what it meant to be Spider-Man, and that seeking revenge on that guy wouldn't make him feel better.
I didn't think so. The lizard was handled really well I thought. Watching him marvel (ha) at his re-grown arm and the success he's finally had, only to witness the horror that he becomes and how it twists him was acted really well and sold me on his anguish. It was kind of stupid that he left that video diary, but overall I found him to be on par with Octavious in Spider-Man 2.
Ah, yes, the Green Gollum. He was WAY too cheesy for me to take him seriously. Total over-the-top Jekyll and Hyde performance. Sure, let's see cheesy early 2000s CGI Spider-Man fighting the Green Power Ranger. That's exciting.
Didn't care for him either. Not bad, but not good either. Better than DeHaan in TASM2 for sure, though. Still don't know why either are friends with Peter, though. I was never sold on that.
Ehhh, I can't really say I like the score either. It didn't stand out to me the way Horner's theme for TASM did, or the awesome way the whispers were mixed in with Electro's theme in TASM2. The music in that film is one of it's saving graces.
His... what, one, really poor quip about Goblin being out of his mind? Other than that, I can't recall more than about two sentences Peter ever said in the mask, let alone quips.
To me Spider-Man is an every-man character that you see why people pick on him because of his outward appearance and how he acts a bit nervous around his peers, but is really this spectacular (ha!) person that is more than he seems, and that's why you root for him. As Peter Parker, he is kind of a dorky person, but when he's Spider-Man he gets a boost of confidence and becomes a totally different person, the person he really is but rarely shows to others. Tobey was way too dorky as Peter and never showed any redeeming qualities as Spidey. He put on his mask, was silent for most of the time, and then got back to what he was doing before. I didn't find a reason to root for him. Garfield was better at this, but was ultimately too confident as Peter more often than not.
Holland blends the two aspects perfectly, thank goodness. He's awkward around his peers, more confident around Ned and Aunt May, and of course firing on all cylinders as Spider-Man while still being insecure and learning the job of being a hero. I can't wait to see more of him in Infinity War and Homecoming 2, which I have dubbed Spider-Man: Prom until we get an official title.
I also think Homecoming might have the most Spider-Man screen time as well. Peter is in the mask for half the movie doing stuff, where in the original and TASM we (understandably) didn't get much of the suit until the half-way point, and was Spider-Man on screen for even 10 minutes in TASM2? We just got Peter running around doing stuff.
I think people look back on the Rami trilogy with rose-tinted goggles too often. I didn't grow up with those films even though I was around when they were coming out. I didn't see any Spider-Man film until 2012 when a friend and I basically watched 1, 2, and TASM back-to-back-to-back. I felt the first two Rami films didn't live up to the hype people had around those films and found TASM to be a much better movie overall. Everything worked better IMO, the villain, the love-plot, the costume, the acting, the score, etc, while still suffering from some of the same problems as the originals. Still, whatever problems the previous five films have, Homecoming does not. Long live MCU Spidey!