Spider-Man's all-time greatest on-screen foes

Spider-Man's all-time greatest on-screen foes

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

ALFRED MOLINA IN SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)

DOCTOR OCTOPUS/OTTO OCTAVIUS

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.

2

JAMIE FOXX IN THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014)

ELECTRO/MAX DILLON

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.

3

WILLEM DAFOE IN SPIDER-MAN (2002)

GREEN GOBLIN/NORMAN OSBORN

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.

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