Watch out, Spidey!
How do the new guys in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rank on our list of Spidey's all-time greatest on-screen foes?
A great villain brings out the best in a hero. That's the point!
In the pantheon of supers, Spider-Man is blessed with some kick-butt baddies.
In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, opening here tomorrow, Spidey aka Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) faces off against three different crazies.
There's the super-charged Electro (Jamie Foxx), the diabolical Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and we're introduced to the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), who will have a bigger role in the next instalment. How do these guys compare to the maniacs who came before them? Let's break it down.
1 DOCTOR OCTOPUS/ OTTO OCTAVIUS
ALFRED MOLINA IN SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)
ORIGIN: Brock, Parker's rival at work, bonds with a gooey alien symbiote that transforms him into Venom.
PERFORMANCE: Grace is smarmy, but maybe that's just the character.
BEST SCENE: Venom defeated by sound.
2 ELECTRO/MAX DILLON
JAMIE FOXX IN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014)
ORIGIN: When the mechanical arms he uses in his research become fused to his body, the brilliant scientist Octavius transforms into the demented Doc Ock.
PERFORMANCE: Molina brings humour and humanity to the nerdy scientist, and kicks butt as a powerhouse villain in shades and trench coat.
HIGHLIGHT: Oc attacks the doctors trying to help him - truly horrific.
3 GREEN GOBLIN/NORMAN OSBORN
WILLEM DAFOE IN SPIDER-MAN (2002)
ORIGIN: Osborn adopts his father's Goblin persona and sets out for revenge against his killer - best friend Parker.
PERFORMANCE: Franco is very emo and not at all formidable.
BEST SCENE: Osborn saves Spidey.
4 GREEN GOBLIN/HARRY OSBORN
DANE DEHAAN IN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014)
ORIGIN: Near death, this old friend of Peter Parker injects himself with mutated spider-venom, mutating himself.
PERFORMANCE: Pretty but weird, DeHaan is wicked by default.
BEST SCENE: Battle in the clock tower.
5 VENOM/ EDDIE BROCK JR
TOPHER GRACE IN SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)
ORIGIN: Missing an arm, Oscorp scientist Connors uses lizard DNA to regenerate it, but turns into a lizard-man.
PERFORMANCE: Ifans seems sallow and lackadaisical, not menacing.
BEST SCENE: The school fight.
6 THE LIZARD/ DR CURT CONNORS
RHYS IFANS IN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (2012)
ORIGIN: Petty criminal Marko stumbles into a pit of sand at a research facility and transforms into the Sandman!
PERFORMANCE: Church isn't charismatic at all, and is overwhelmed by the special effects.
BEST SCENE: Spidey forgives Sandy.
7 THE SANDMAN/ FLINT MARKO
THOMAS HAYDEN CHURCH IN SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)
ORIGIN: The CEO of Oscorp, Osborn tests out the company's experimental strength enhancer, transforming himself into the cray-cray Green Goblin.
PERFORMANCE: Dafoe doesn't need make-up to look like a goblin! His raspy voice helps too.
BEST SCENE: When Osborn talks to the Goblin -himself - in a mirror.
8 NEW GOBLIN/HARRY OSBORN
JAMES FRANCO IN SPIDER-MAN 3 (2007)
ORIGIN: The painfully shy engineer Dillon works at Oscorp, where he gets electrocuted and then bitten by electric eels, transforming him into Electro.
PERFORMANCE: Foxx goes super-deep into Dillon, relishing the chance to show a good man corrupted by power.
BEST SCENE: In Times Square, Electro feels out his newfound skills.
WIN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 MOVIE PREMIUMS
We have 10 sets of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie premiums to give away.
Each set includes a movie poster, a grippy mat and a Spider Vision Mask, courtesy of Hasbro and Sony Pictures.
To win, answer this question:
Name the actor who plays Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
1. Jamie Foxx
2. Paul Giamatti
3. Dane DeHaan
SMS your answer to 146077877 in the following format:
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