One of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel Comics. It’s no secret that Spider-Man is almost every comic-book lover/cinephile’s favorite superhero. And when the first live-action Spider-Man film finally hit theaters in 2002, ever since every Spider-Man movie has managed to create a lot of buzz and excitement among all movie-goers. Over the years, we’ve seen some iconic moments in the Spider-Man movies like Uncle Ben giving Peter Parker his most important advice, “With great power, comes great responsibility” which has ever since become an iconic quote in cinematic history.
The story arc of Spider-Man includes him not only just fighting super villains but also how the character Peter Parker progresses throughout the movies like, overcoming the grief having lost his Uncle in a tragic incident, maintaining friendships and relationships, trying to balance his role as a young superhero with also navigating the daily aspects of life going to college, trying to support his Aunt May etc. It’s all these little things that contribute to his characterization so well as a result of which all of us can relate to this character as we see ourselves in Spider-Man as he strives to do for the better good for the public so as to earn the title of “Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man”.
Since the Spider-Man movies are so popular, another factor that determines the quality of a good superhero movie is the villain. A superhero villain has to be someone who not only is powerful but should be a good compelling villain. A superhero film should be able to explain to the audience the intentions of what drove the character into becoming a supervillain.
For judging this, all such factors like appeal, acting and character development will be used to judge a villain in a superhero movie . For more than fifteen years, we have witnessed about six Spider-M-an films: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007), Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man series (2012-2014) and just recently, MCU’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ (2017) and we’re going to gather all the movie villains portrayed in those six movies. Mind you, we’re going to talk about only supervillains here so characters like The Burglar who murdered Uncle Ben in ‘Spider-Man’ (2002) or the Shocker and the Tinkerer from Spider-Man: Homecoming are not going to be considered as either they’re not really super villains or that they just didn’t have enough screen time to make a good impression. Anyway, here is the list of all Spider-Man villains ranked from worst to best. Who’s your favorite among these Spiderman enemies?
10. Aleksei Sytsevich/ The Rhino (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
Yup, this probably has to be one of the worst Spider-Man villains we’ve ever seen on the big screen. Considering the fact this character only had a screen-time of barely fifteen minutes (which included also his cameo appearance at the end) and that this film already had two super villains embedded in its plot, just ask yourself: Was this character even needed in the first place? Paul Giamatti is a terrific actor and we were all very intrigued to see what he brings to the character of Rhino but all he’s made to is play one angry Russian who half the time makes annoying and cringe-worthy sounds like “aaarghh and khrrrrrr!!”. This is a clear indicator of really poor screenwriting. What makes it even so depressing is that he’s the last villain who Garfield’s Spider-Man had to face. Sigh.