draco x wrote:
Agreed here. The way Raimi did Uncle Ben's murder by Carradine the Burgler was better than Marc Webb's weak interpretation. At least in the first one, you can sympathize with Peter in allowing Carradine to escape after that douchebag promoter screwed him over after the fight he won. At least Peter didn't directly know what his actions would have led to with Uncle Ben being killed by said guy. However, I couldn't sympathize with Peter acting like a dick over not having enough cents to pay for a drink at the store by that owner and allowing Carradine to escape after sticking that guy up. If Peter hadn't acted like a brat by walking out on the streets after Uncle Ben called him out for being irresponsible, Uncle Ben wouldn't have had to go out on the streets to look for him only to be killed by Carradine. Also, I don't see the point of dragging out the capture of Carradine over 1 film when Peter should have caught him already by the end of the film.
Because they intend to use him as a villain in later movies. Duh.
Also, I think you kinda missed the point. If you can sympathise with the character in what is supposed to be his major moral failing, then the guilt thats supposed to come from that failure doesn't follow through - if he was acting like he should have, then it doesn't become his fault alone.
Didn't he just steal the webbing idea from Oscorp?
Not the idea to actually use it like he does. Oscorp could only think to use it as a standard alternative to steel cable. Peter figured out the stuffs amazing adhesive properties, as well as how to deploy it with little recoil from an easily concealable device. So, like I said, he built the webshooters from scratch.