Spider-Man is arguably more popular than ever. The legendary Marvel Comics hero has been web-slinging his way onto the big screen for years, but it's only in the last half decade that he finally joined the revered Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The arrival of Tom Holland's wall-crawler in the MCU may have kicked off a new and exciting chapter for Spider-Man, but it also brought about the end to another as it meant Sony's Amazing Spider-Man film series could no longer go on.
Kicking off in 2012 with The Amazing Spider-Man, Marc Webb's franchise starred Andrew Garfield in the lead role before spawning a sequel just two years later. Though more follow-ups, spin-offs and a shared universe were planned, the poor performance and negative fan response to the second installment - and, in some cases, to the franchise - put those plans on ice.
In a way, it's easy to see why The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is considered the most lacklustre of the three because it spent so much time meandering without ever figuring out what it truly wanted to say. And yet, there is a lot to love about the short-lived saga that too many of us refuse to acknowledge. With that in mind, let's take a look at what they got right.