The first two Spider-Man movies felt like comic book come to life on the screen. Had action, adventure, and humor especially with scenes involving J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson, Ted Raimi as his assistant and cameos by Bruce Campbell. J.K. Simmons was perfectly cast. Alfred Molina as Doc Ock was awesome, with a tragic hero at the end. Some of the casting was okay, but overall more enjoyable to watch then the reboot. Overall, usually it comes down to what the studio execs will or won't allow in the movie for content, as well as picking who they believe will be a big box office draw. At the time, both Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maquire were hot items.