25. Approving the Script for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
The sequel to the 2012 Spider-Man reboot suffers from the same problem as so many superhero films: too many villains and not enough good writing. With a few tweaks, you could have taken Electro (Jamie Foxx) out of the movie with little or no consequences — a major problem when you're talking about your primary bad guy. And let's not even talk about introducing Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) in the second act and turning him into the Green Goblin 20 minutes later. Essentially, any part of the film that isn't just Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone trading screwball banter (see No. 24) is D.O.A. All this courtesy of screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the same gents who sent fanboys into a tizzy with Star Trek Into Darkness.