Spider-Man 2 is still the best Spider-Man movie

#1 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sorry but it still is. TASM was good, I enjoyed it - not too sure on Garfield though. But I don't agree that it was better than Spider-Man 2, that movie was brilliant. The acting, emotion, character-development, story-line, etc. It all worked and clicked, still one of the greatest super-hero movies of all time.

I know I might be in the minority since it's the Vine, but does anyone agree?

#2 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2315 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with this. My order would be SM2>SM1>ASM>>>>>>>>>>SM3.

#3 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm leaning more towards the first one.

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#4 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart said:

I'm leaning more towards the first one.

Why?

Personally I disagree. I think SM1 is better than TASM, but SM2 just took everything from SM1 and developed it further.

#5 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23: Don't get me wrong, second one was awesome. But the first one gave a great telling of the origin as well as the tragic choices and personal relationships of being Spider-Man. Villain died, father of best friend, turned down the girl, etc.

Plus Willem Dafoe is awesome.

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#6 Posted by deaditegonzo (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that Spider-man 2 is still the best movie featuring Spidey. I think the weakest part of the Raimi movies, besides the fact that they were made at a time when all comic book movies had to be mostly fluff and silliness, is the casting. Tobey and Kirsten are easily some of the worst casting ive seen in a comic book film, EVER. Alba is worse in Fantastic Four sure, but theyre near the top.

Garfield was one of my favorite parts of the new one, with lizard being the worst, and without being completely sold Emma Stone.

But it was good enough, and the foundation is strong enough, where I feel pretty good about the upcoming franchise.

#7 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo: Garfield was too 'emo' if you know what I mean. I mean, why did Peter Parker have a skateboard?

#8 Posted by deaditegonzo (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@deaditegonzo: Garfield was too 'emo' if you know what I mean. I mean, why did Peter Parker have a skateboard?

They modernized Parker, a lot like Ultimate Spider-man did. Honestly, I have a preference for the 616 universe, and from my younger days something of a bias against skateboarding, but when I just look at them as a movie, and judge Garfield by how he plays the version of the character he is, I think ASM performs really well.

For me, SM2 > ASM > SM1, and then there is no other Spider-man films.

#9 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@deaditegonzo said:

@comicdude23 said:

@deaditegonzo: Garfield was too 'emo' if you know what I mean. I mean, why did Peter Parker have a skateboard?

They modernized Parker, a lot like Ultimate Spider-man did. Honestly, I have a preference for the 616 universe, and from my younger days something of a bias against skateboarding, but when I just look at them as a movie, and judge Garfield by how he plays the version of the character he is, I think ASM performs really well.

For me, SM2 > ASM > SM1, and then there is no other Spider-man films.

You forgot Spider-Man 3. LOL. But oh well...

I felt for Tobey's Spider-Man more. He seemed like more of a nerd and put more depth into the character IMHO, I cared for him more.

#10 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

@deaditegonzo: Garfield was too 'emo' if you know what I mean. I mean, why did Peter Parker have a skateboard?

Yeah, Garfield was way too emo, hipster, skater, hater, traitor, inferior, rocker, swinger, singer, stinger, dancer, trancer, but I still liked him.

#11 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man 3 was my favorite... *prepares to get lapidated*

#12 Posted by DH69 (4258 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dark_Guyver said:

I agree with this. My order would be SM2>SM1>ASM>>>>>>>>>>SM3.

this, doc ock was the only villain done right so far.

#13 Posted by TrueMarvel (198 posts) - - Show Bio

Emma stone alone puts ASM a few levels above Spider2......

#14 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3165 posts) - - Show Bio

@JimTheSurfer said:

Spider-man 3 was my favorite... *prepares to get lapidated*

Spider-man 3? Why it was a train wreak. I will admit though I thought the first half was great. It only got bad after Black suit Spider-man vs Sandman.

#15 Posted by InfamousFish (353 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't really like any of Rami's movies. Idk why, out of the 3 the 2nd was the best. But IMO I enjoyed the ASM film and am very excited to see what the next films hold.

#16 Posted by consolemaster001 (5584 posts) - - Show Bio

SM2>TASM>SM1>SM3

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#17 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Yup, I agree. Didn't particularly care for ASM - got bored halfway through.

I mean Raimi's had some flaws (not enough jokes from Spidey, Maguire's emo-ness, the lack of a high school setting), but I think overall they did a solid job mixing superheroics, teenage drama, and a sympathetic villain in the form of Octavius. Also, it had the cooler costume! Spider-Man 1 is great, but lacks the gravitas of its sequel.

The less said about SM3, the better, probably.

#18 Posted by Strider92 (16462 posts) - - Show Bio

@consolemaster001 said:

SM2>TASM>SM1>SM3

This!

#19 Posted by TDK_1997 (14895 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I actually enjoyed even the first one more than TASM.For me it's like this:

Spider-Man 2>Spider-Man 1>TASM>Spider-Man 3

#20 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@TDK_1997 said:

Well, I actually enjoyed even the first one more than TASM.For me it's like this:

Spider-Man 2>Spider-Man 1>TASM>Spider-Man 3

Yeah, I'd say this would be my rankings as well.

#21 Posted by Madame_Mist (1325 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree. But I do believe the first Spider-Man is better than TASM because it felt so cinematic.

#22 Edited by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

@Madame_Mist said:

I agree. But I do believe the first Spider-Man is better than TASM because it felt so cinematic.

Spiderman 1 will always be a personal favorite of mine. It perfectly shows the journey of a skinny and flawed

nerd into a caring and thoughtful superhero.

Saying that, Spiderman 2 was the superior film, with greater action, suspense, and a great moral.

All in all, the Raimi trilogy is near perfect (i really dont mind spiderman 3 as much as other people) while ASM has a long way to go to get to the same level.

#23 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3165 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by PunyParker (10925 posts) - - Show Bio

Of cource it is....

SpiderMan 2> SpiderMan 1> Amazing SpiderMan> SpiderMan 3.

#25 Posted by Razero (336 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in the minority, I didn't like it at ALL.

The whole losing his powers thing was lame, Doc Ock, who was the best thing about it, didn't get enough screen time, PIS filled fights (Doc Ocks glasses didn't even crack when Spider-Man punched him) And I never liked Maguire as Peter Parker.

Sorry but I think it's overrated.

#26 Posted by Mycroftian (109 posts) - - Show Bio

I never really got the Spider-Man 2 hype. It's good, but it's not amazing. Maybe a little better than ASM, but I like the plot threads ASM sets up (Norman Osborn, Gwen Stacy, Burglar) better than the ones the original movie introduced; I would have been a lot happier with the first trilogy's focus on Harry if he had been portrayed by a better actor and not James "Perpetually High as a Kite" Franco. If they manage to balance the (very large) cast for the next movie, I could definitely see it surpassing ASM.

#27 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart said:

I'm leaning more towards the first one.

Because it's better. The movie isn't driven by one enormous plothole.

WHY DOES OCK WANT TO REBUILD THE BLOODY THING?

#28 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6482 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

I'm sorry but it still is. TASM was good, I enjoyed it - not too sure on Garfield though. But I don't agree that it was better than Spider-Man 2, that movie was brilliant. The acting, emotion, character-development, story-line, etc. It all worked and clicked, still one of the greatest super-hero movies of all time.

I know I might be in the minority since it's the Vine, but does anyone agree?

#29 Posted by comicdude23 (11399 posts) - - Show Bio

@SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26: LOL.

#30 Edited by M_Bison (2 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicdude23 said:

I'm sorry but it still is. TASM was good, I enjoyed it - not too sure on Garfield though. But I don't agree that it was better than Spider-Man 2, that movie was brilliant. The acting, emotion, character-development, story-line, etc. It all worked and clicked, still one of the greatest super-hero movies of all time.

I know I might be in the minority since it's the Vine, but does anyone agree?

http://youtu.be/1W7c8QghPxk

#31 Edited by M_Bison (2 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by PaperDemon (610 posts) - - Show Bio

Spiderman 2> Spiderman 1> Spiderman 3> ASM

#33 Posted by Delphic (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

I also feel like Spider-man 2 was the best film. Toby Maguire just did a much better Peter Parker, and you get that total "dork" vibe from him. Andrew Garfield, didn't really have that going for him. He felt more like a cool kid than a dork, or a wallflower to put it better. Garfield is a better Spider-man, but Maguire was definitely the better Peter Parker.

#34 Posted by ZombieMowlcher (677 posts) - - Show Bio

Never liked the 3 Spierman films due to the fact of EVERY VILLIAIN DYING!!!!

#35 Posted by angelalfonso (1030 posts) - - Show Bio

I like spider man 2, and I like ASM as well, but they have a different filling and it would be difficult for me to pick one on top of the other.

The only think we can all agree (or at least most of us) is that spiderman 3 is awful

#36 Posted by HumanRocket (8156 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with this even though I still dislike Kristen dunts performance as Mary Jane I did feel that they did a well job portaying Otto in the movie and just the overall story line where it did feel like the comics where Pete's life starts to get harder for him to manage as a full time spiderman.

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