Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
We'll always wonder how the film would have been with a director who was a fan. (It probably would have been more fun.) Lee draws out the pain of the character, who has always been one of the most cursed of Marvel superheroes: Until the conflict between father and son gets externalized (and ridiculous) at the end, it makes for intriguing drama. And the split-screen effects gracefully convey the wild visuals of comics. It would be nice to see some of the action, though; three of the four action scenes take place in darkness.