It was a great movie, I thought the scene where Vulture answers the door on Peter was very well executed, cause I never really saw it coming. It got a huge "OH" from the audience in my theater, and that's not something I've experienced in a while. I'll relate that to Liz being black, I don't think the effectiveness of that scene would have been possible if the love interest character was a pale redhead. Peter Parker in previous Spiderman films has fought villains that were the parent of a close friend. People can bitch about it being progressive, but it's important to note that 1) Liz was never MJ to begin with, and 2) it's functional for how you experience the movie the first time through. Also, Flash not being a generic jock was refreshing.