Harold "Harry" Osborn, later known as the Green Goblin, is one of the three main antagonists (alongside Electro and Rhino) of the 2014 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
While Harry Osborn (and his late father, Norman Osborn/the Green Goblin) is a great character in the original Spider-Man trilogy and in the comics, his counterpart from the Amazing Spider-Man movies is extremely hated by Spider-Man and Marvel fans.
He was portrayed by Dane DeHaan.
- For starters, He claims to be Peter Parker's "best friend" just like mainstream counterpart, even though in the first movie, Peter didn't know anything about the Osborn Family and Oscorp at all from the first film as Harry was never mentioned at all.
- His design as the Green Goblin looks absolutely nothing like the comics, as it looks more like a live action design for the Jackal rather than a live action Green Goblin design. Also, his design is not faithful to the original source material.
- He, along with maybe the Rhino (who was originally one of the cross species from the first game while his figures were the unreleased 1/6 scale figure from Hot Toys, a extremely rare bootleg figure, and a minimate with just without the Rhino suit), were probably just thrown into the movie just to sell toys and some tie-in video games (one was developed from Activision which did made the first game based on the first film and another was a mobile game), however only 3 toys of him were made (including the one from Hasbro’s “Spider-Strike” line), a bust and a minimate from Diamond Select Toys, and all of them now extremely rare.
- As Harry Osborn, he's extremely whiny, most notably during the scene when he gets kicked out of Oscorp at the hands of one of the workers, Donald Menken, who frames and accuses for getting one of their employees, Max Dillon in a freak accident that turned him into Electro, and when he also begs Electro to help him defeat Spider-Man.
- While it was Electro who turned off the power in NYC, he was technically responsible for it, as he was the one who let Electro free.
- He literally tried to get blood from Spider-Man to help cure him, and he complained after Peter said that he would probably die if his blood wasn't compatible with his.
- Even though him as the Green Goblin was advertised on posters, merchandise and commercials, he was barely even in the movie as the Green Goblin until the very end, and even then, his appearance was rather short.
- He and the mystery man from the first film encountering an imprisoned Curt Connors, helped free Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino from his cell, which made him go on a rampage through NYC.
- He only realized that Spider-Man was Peter Parker when he saw him hanging out with Gwen, while he should have known when Peter told him about his blood.
- Unlike the Green Goblin/Norman Osborn from the original 2002 Spidey movie and No Way Home and the New Goblin/Harry Osborn from Spider-Man 3 (Harry was in all the original Spider-Man movies, however he became the New Goblin in the third movie), who were both great characters and were well-developed, he's just another generic doomsday villain.
- He was supposed to appear in a spin off film about the Sinister Six, but that movie got cancelled because of the poor reception of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so we don't know what happened to him, speaking of which...
- He was one of the reasons why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was largely hated by Spider-Man fans, Marvel/superhero fans and critics alike.
- And to get the elephant out of the room, he was responsible for killing Gwen Stacy, even though it was technically Spider-Man who killed her, he was the one that threw her off the clock tower, causing many fans and watchers to feel heartbroken and angry at him.
- He straight up ignores Spider-Man's warnings about the Spider-Venom possibly killing but it turned him into the Green Goblin, so basically he brought everything on himself.
- To some, him throwing Gwen and Spider-Man's unfortunate web killing her, while sad to many people, was an important and unforgettable part of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and is fondly remembered by many.
- His design, while bad, him not wearing a mask was a small step in the right direction, as the mask worn by Norman Osborn in the 2002 movie looked rather goofy and many thought it looked like a Power Rangers villain (though some fans love it), and the New Goblin's mask in Spider-Man 3 was rather bland and generic. Norman Osborn would later not wear the mask in No Way Home, and many fans loved that.
- Depending on Your View, his actions are Slightly Justified since he was Dying And He wanted Spider-Man's Blood to Cure him, so it Kinda makes sense why he used the serum and Suit.
- To be fair, many of his reasons why he sucks is because Avi Arad forced Marc Webb to include him into the movie just so they can sell toys.
- Dane DeHaan is still a great actor and has Put in a Great Efort in Playing him, but he sadly sucked in this movie, and his talents were wasted.
- YOU'RE A FRAUD SPIDER-MAN!
- Some fans may like him, and that's okay.