6. Better Use of Popular Music
Simple: "The Amazing Spider-Man" doesn't have a Chad Kroeger single as its theme song, so it wins. The new film version is more subtle in its use of popular music, but when former music video director Marc Webb puts a tune front and center, like Coldplay's "Kingdom Come" in the skateboard montage, the decision is unexpected and entertaining. The 2002 "Spider-Man" had some okay tunes -- we see you, Sum 41! -- but, natch, still has Chad Kroeger singing "Hero" over the end credits. Any Nickelback affiliation equates to an automatic L on this site. Winner: "The Amazing Spider-Man"