15Rhys Ifans as The Lizard (The Amazing Spider-Man)
There’s nothing that drags down a movie more than a villain with zero motivation. The first two Spider-Man films had the wonderfully fleshed out Doc Ock and Green Goblin, but the villains that followed just got worse and worse. While the series was rebooted after the dismal reception of Spider-Man
3, Mark Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man featured one of the series' weakest villains in Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard.
As Dr. Connors, Rhys Ifans is decent enough, mirroring the mentor relationship between Dr. Octavius and Peter from Spider-Man 2. When the good Doctor Connors transforms into the Lizard however, the villain loses all credibility and sense of logic. He’s a one track villain with a cockamamie plan to turn the entire city into lizards, a plan which could only make sense to a crackpot cartoon caricature hell-bent on world domination. His goal is ludicrous and weakly supported, making Ifans' portrayal just one of the many forgettable things about The Amazing Spider-Man reboots.