And by the end of that story (and the death of Uncle Ben) he learned to put the people he cares about ahead of his own desires.
Contrasted to the end of "The Amazing Spider-Man" where he blows off a dying father's request (that he promised to heed no less!) to stay away from his daughter which mark my words will wind up getting her killed.
He's a teenager with teenage emotions. So is she. They are going to do that which comes naturally and chase that which makes them feel happy.
And I hope MJ is the one that dies because I dont like her.
I really cant agree that he's an bunghole.
Also watch the deleted scenes on the disc. Just because they make the movie tons better and flesh out the characters more. It also makes the Uncle Ben scene make a ton more sense in regard to Pete's guilt and Uncle Ben doesnt act like an idiot by grabbing a gun. Theres also a scene that brings Pete and Connors closer after the Lizard becomes a thing and makes a few more things make sense.
I totally agree. Peter's definitely moody and unpleasant early on in The Amazing Spider-Man
, but I felt the movie was effective at having him grow as a character, being a lot more likable by the end of the story. Tobey Maguire's Peter was aw-shucks-golly-gee harmless from the beginning. No edge. And no wisecracks as Spidey, either!