With the new trailer out, I thought it would be good to discuss this again.
Which franchise, overall, is better?
Now, obviously AS has only had one official movie released, so it's not exactly fair to compare the trilogies as of yet. But based off the first movie and the trailer of the second, how are the projections of the new series looking compared to the Toby trilogy?
Personally, I favor the O3. Toby felt like an actual Peter Parker to me. He was unliked, he was nerdy, and he was awkward. Garfield is... None of those things, really. They try to convey it, but ultimately fail. I don't believe that in real life this kid would be unpopular.
As for the Spiderman portion, they're pretty close. I have more beefs with AS than the O3, even based off the new trailer. It looks like a bad video game, to be honest.
I don't really know how to express my thoughts on it, other than the O3 with Toby FELT like a Spiderman movie, and these new ones just don't. I think the AS series fails to capture what Spiderman is really all about. The new trailer changes nothing, Electro looks lame, I have no idea who the mechanical guy is (Rhino? A Spider-Slayer?), and Norman Osborn is completely wrong for me. Lizard was done wrong as well, which is a shame because he's my favorite Spidey villain.
Another huge beef I have with it is that he NEEDS TO KEEP THE DAMN MASK ON. This is a Spiderman movie, not a Rip Off Your Mask So Teenage Girls Can See Your Face movie.
And yeah, SPM3 gets a lot of flack for the horrendous "Dark Peter" arc, but if you look past that the rest of the movie was rather solid (ESPECIALLY the Church scene. That was so well done. Peter's inner conflicts in that movie were portrayed amazingly).
Idk. What do you think?