Dark Webs Absolution is the fourth Spider-Man film in the Dark Webs franchise, and follows up after the events of Dark Webs II. Andrew Garfield reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man while new threats like Electro and Sandman rise.
Peter Parker plans to propose to Gwen Stacy, who had just made her Broadway musical debut. While fleeing police, escaped prisoner Flint Marko falls into a particle accelerator that fuses his body with surrounding sand, allowing him to shapeshift at will as the Sandman. Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn, who knows Peter is Spider-Man and blames him for his father's death, attacks Peter using weapons based on his father's Green Goblin technology. Harry injures his head and suffers partial amnesia, forgetting that Peter is Spider-Man and his desire for revenge. During a festival honoring Spider-Man, Marko robs an armored car. NYPD Captain George Stacy tells Peter and Aunt May that Marko was Uncle Ben's killer, and Dennis Carradine was only an accomplice. Finally after over 2 chases, Spider-Man locates Marko and battles him in a subway tunnel, reducing him to mud using water.
Thinking that they have become friends, Max idolizes Spider-Man. While tending to some maintenance in an OsCorp laboratory, he loses his balance and falls into a tank of genetically modified electric eels. They attack him, and he mutates into a living electric generator. Meanwhile, Peter attempts to maintain a small time with Gwen, but she reveals she may move to England for school. Before they can discuss it, Max wanders into Times Square and accidentally causes a blackout. Spider-Man attempts to calm him down, but the police fire at Max, and Spider-Man's resulting rescue of the endangered citizens draws media attention away from Max, making him lose his temper and attack. Spider-Man eventually stops him, and Max is taken to Ravencroft Institute.
Electro is being used as an energy supplier in Ravencroft and is solely being tortured and decides that one day, he will escape and destroy Spider-Man, who he seemingly thought was a betrayer.
Gwen, whose final career is floundering, is humiliated by Peter's attendance on her show where he screams her name aloud dumbfinding her and she finds solace with Harry. Urged on by a hallucination of his father, and by the guidance of his father which is actually is his unsubconscious brain, he tries to deduce the mystery of his genetic disease.
Marko finds out that his daughter is dead and is traumatized by it. In a fit of rage, he decides to leave the city and go far away from America to forget this sick memory.
At last, Harry regains his memory after he trips into his father`s secret labratory. After fooling Peter that he is still in amnesia, he asks him what a Symbiote is and Peter as told by Conners, informates him that it was an extraterrestrial alien that crashed from a meteorite in Earth and was possessed by Norman Osborn`s Oscorp and it was used as a biogenetic weapon to perfect a man`s symptom making him/her superior but it`s addictiveness raised the eyebrows of the US Government and it was snatched from Oscorp and from now has been contained in a safe locker in Ravencroft.
After gathering this information, Harry attacks Ravencroft in tricks, disguise and stealth and approaches at Electro`s locker room, tasering Kafka but his conditions become unstable, and when he offers Dillon a place of friendship (in pursuit of using him) before the NYPD police come to arrest him, Electro blasts his container cell and he kills all of the NYPD men who came to cover the case in Ravencroft.
Electro causes a blackout at New York City and Harry retrieves the Symbiote, bloodthirstily, forgetting his desire to kill Spider-Man for his survival. Peter proposes to Gwen before she leaves the airport but the blackout interferes the two lovers and Marko is shocked when he sees Electro approaching to him.
Spider-Man battles Electro in a power station in New York and is horrified at the look of Sandman and realizes that the both of them has created an alliance. Learning that Harry was behind this after Electro was giving a disgraceful speech to him, he in a very bad condition battles Sandman while Electro was charging his energy from the power dose lines in the power station. Peter is able to defeat Sandman by filtrating him into a large tank and throwing him down at his human state in the electrical plugs, shocking him. He then in an unstable condition orders Gwen to go to Oscorp as fast as possible and retrieve the Symbiote Antidote from Harry by not being seen via a speaker from the power station. Electro interferes their communication and battles with Peter.
Gwen gets the call and rushes to Oscorp, she presses the Emergency Button and everyone evacuate while Harry in his room celebrates with hired prostitutes about his victory. Gwen tries to retrieve the Symbiote but Harry gets sight of it and tries to stab her with a knife. Being overconfident on his victory, Harry starts to give pity speech to Gwen but she without Harry seeing her, picks up a dagger Harry hid on his bed and hits Harry with it. Gwen retrieves the Symbiote Pack but Harry shoots her in her leg with his gun and Gwen by means, had broke the glass of Harry`s bedroom before being shot once again in her leg totally breaking her leg. Acting dead, Gwen stood lying on the ground while Harry in his fern form leant backwards, and Gwen by any condition threw the dagger at Harry`s leg falling down the broken glass and when Harry had clinged to the window glass pane, he pressed the last remaining glass to climb up, but it broke and he fell down from the height of 20 feet, killing himself.
Meanwhile, is seen that Electro is in the upper hand until Peter starts to web all of the solar towers with his copper wired web and with connecting all those web in Electro, he starts to overload and his energy pack bursts when he foolishly starts to connect more tower powers into him, killing himself in the process.
Marko approaches to the exhausted Peter and reveals to him that he never intended to kill Ben, but only wanted his car and accidentally shot him when Dennis grabbed his arm, and says that Ben's death has haunted him since. Peter forgives Marko, who dissolves into sand and floats away after getting the proof of it when in the first movie, Dennis Carradine had confessed to him that he killed Ben.
Three weeks later after these events, Gwen is given an artifical leg to stand on and Peter and Gwen are engaged while the Symbiote is given to an organization called S.H.I.E.L.D for protection and research. Marko is taken into jail and he ends the film with saying:
"I chose this life. This is my absolution. My absolution from being freed from guilt."
In a post credits scene, the S.H.I.E.L.D defense system has been broken by a group of invaders with advanced technology and the Symbiote is revealed to be stolen by The Winter Soldier and he ends the movie saying:
"And The God Of Mischief will be quiet satisfied to see this!" (meaning Loki sent him for this)
- Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/ Spider-Man
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
- Dane Dehaan as Harry Osborn/Electro
- Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
- Adam Baldwin as Flint Marko/Sandman
- Jim Carrey as Dennis Carradine
Dark Webs Absolution generally and mostly received positive reviews. Out of 156 Rotten Tomatoes user and 56 critic reviews, it was declared Certified Fresh 76% and critic Aaron Baldwin had said, "If you like pure action and want the flick chick brawls, this is the perfect choice for you. This is the perfect combination of Science and Action."
Metacritic had given this movie 66/100 out of 46 reviews and 126 user reviews. Jay $ENEZTAH from The Teen Flick Times had said that: "This movie won`t dissapoint. Just the sparks between Peter and Gwen were not satisfying." Carls Berminghum from Chicago Sun Times rated this movie, 3.5/5. Ian Couldsworth from Clevver Movies said, "Let`s be true guys! We wanted a good Symbiote story unlike Spider-Man 3. This is what we all anticipated for! Electro, Sandman, Hobgoblin! And it didn`t turn like TASM2! Villians have a lot of airtime, the sparks are still the same though, but the new suit is same, the title changed into something more cool, comparable to Batman Begins and the first three movies didn`t dissapoint! And you all know it... About what got you most excited about... Spidey`s in the Avengers!!"