But regardless of that, it was a bad scene, no matter what Raimi's reasoning for it was. The whole movie is mediocre at best, as it became outright terrible once the symbiote is introduced. This scene alone captures everything that's wrong with the movie. If it had just been those 30 seconds, that might have been alright, but there's also the two minute jazz scene, in which Peter is suddenly an outstanding piano player and
Are you kidding? He thinks it's awesome being Spider-man! He's not a jerk about it or anything, and he's obviously not doing it for the recognition, but he totally thinks it's cool. He's absolutely eating it up at the beginning of the movie, which is why he kisses Gwen.Peter's also not egotistical so he doesn't view Spider-Man as cool.