11. Better Ending
"The Amazing Spider-Man" concludes with Gwen Stacy's father dead and Peter Parker swearing off his girlfriend to keep a promise -- but hinting that, hey, he's up to slip and break his oath sometime soon. Meanwhile, "Spider-Man" also finds Parker rejecting his girl in order to protect her; he tells Mary Jane that he can only offer friendship at the funeral of Harry Osborn's father (and oh yeah, Harry wants to kill Spider-Man now). The original "Spider-Man" tied up its loose end in a tidier fashion, containing the main emotional action in one static sequence and providing passionate monologues for both Dunst and Maguire. When Peter Parker turns away from MJ and glides toward the camera in slow-motion, the plot of "Spider-Man" has been wrapped up in a surprising, satisfying way, and one that's perfect for sequel set-up. Winner: "The Amazing Spider-Man"