10 Ways The Amazing Spider-Man Was Better Than Homecoming

3. The Romance Was Charming

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Kirsten Dunst was a pain in Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. All she ever did is get captured, need saving and be on-and-off with Peter more than Rachel and Ross. In The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy was a refreshing delight. She was a funny, charming and smart blonde who actually helped Spider-Man save the day.

Thanks to the chemistry of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, the interactions between the pair were awkward and broken, realistic and endearing. As opposed to wanting the latest thanks-to-science criminal to shove a knife through her screaming mouth, Gwen was a girl you legitimately wanted to see Peter hook up with.

While she isn’t a headache-inducing scream-queen, Laura Harrier’s Liz is just a girl. There’s no chemistry between her and Peter, and she’s only included for there to be an object of desire for Spider-Man to save and romantically pursuit in high-school. Nothing she does is memorable, she has no personality, and the movie’s attempt at recreating the charm of the hallway scene in The Amazing Spider-Man is a flattering fail.

Gwen was a captivating love interest with an ugly fate that comic book fans both rued and anticipated, meanwhile Liz is reminscent of that one you girl you once had a crush on but now can't even remember the name of.


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