And who cares about Bane over numerous other Batman foes? Venom and Bane are bland villains, regardless of age, I do believe.
Venom is pretty bland character wise. But visually he's great, the mirror universe Spider-man. I liked how Raimi tried to make Brock more sympathetic by having Parker intentionally expose him.
Bane just looks like a juiced Mexican wreslter and was pretty one dimensional in Knightfall. But Bane is atleast known as "breaking" Batman, so he has that reputation already attached to him, he already looks and sounds pretty intimidating in the trailers.
However, that's exactly what made the film OK, passable, but not much more. It's the exact problem with all the Marvel movies: very little individual style, just kind of bland.
I disagree. X-Men had a more SF feel to it.
Raimi's Spider-man seemed closer to the tone of the 60s stories than the Spider-man I grew up with.
I was never much a Thor reader but the film was awesome and had a mythical epic/tragedy quality to it.
Daredevil on the other hand didn't feel anything like the comic's character. And Punisher was too silly. The Lungren film was truer.
Ironman felt like a Downey vehicle.