Who is the better Spider-Man Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield?

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#1 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3487 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3487 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry if this has been done couldn't find any

#3 Posted by DDangelico (221 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta say Andrew Garfield. I think he's just flat-out a better actor. (and I liked Tobey's take on Spidey)

#4 Posted by Strider92 (16823 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield easily!

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#5 Posted by Vance Astro (91403 posts) - - Show Bio

Tobey Mcguire is GOD AWFUL.

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#6 Posted by 3Blue_Star (191 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

Garfield easily!

#7 Posted by TheAnnihilator (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow this is a really close poll.

Garfield, for sure.

#8 Posted by jack16ichigo (479 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield but I'd like to see the movie a few more times.....

#9 Posted by GillaDro (249 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

Tobey Mcguire is GOD AWFUL.

I agree

#10 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to go with Garfield. Maguire cried horribly and unconvincingly at the drop of a hat. He never had the look or build for Spider-Man or Peter Parker, and I don't think he ever took the role seriously. Garfield looked Like Peter Parker jumped off the page and into the screen. He had the perfect build for Spider-Man and his emotional moments in the movie were all very convincing.

#11 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Toby Maguire played a better Peter Parker while Andrew Garfield played a better Spiderman.

#12 Posted by ThanoStomp (791 posts) - - Show Bio

Toby played a terrible Parker and Spiderman. He played Parker way to corny and not enough intelligence and wit. His Spiderman was unremarkable.

Garfield is just a better actor.

#13 Posted by Deranged Midget (17962 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield is the better actor and the better Peter/Spider-man.

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#14 Posted by spideyfan69 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Garfield alot better. I feel like Andrew really gave Spider-man his balls back. Whereas Tobey made Peter Parker and Spider-man look like a dripping wet pu$$y. Hopefully whoever they get to play MJ will bring back the sexiness and awesomness that Dunst ruined in the old movies.

#15 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7950 posts) - - Show Bio

@jack16ichigo said:

Andrew Garfield but I'd like to see the movie a few more times.....

#16 Posted by dvader (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking at this thread seems like a major contradiction to what I read on the news and from movie critics' review of the Spiderman movies. A lot of them seem to like Toby Maguire. I thought I was the only one who liked Andrew Garfield until I came here to this thread to find that I am in the majority.

Anyone else experience this?

#17 Posted by jack16ichigo (479 posts) - - Show Bio

@dvader: Same for me,my family(who I went to see it with) all seemed to prefer Toby while I preferred Andrew Garfield as he was just more like how I thought he should be I didn't expect this overwhelming majority on here....

#18 Posted by nickzambuto (14877 posts) - - Show Bio

@dvader said:

Looking at this thread seems like a major contradiction to what I read on the news and from movie critics' review of the Spiderman movies. A lot of them seem to like Toby Maguire. I thought I was the only one who liked Andrew Garfield until I came here to this thread to find that I am in the majority.

Anyone else experience this?

It seems the general populace prefer Tobey, but that's only because those were the movies they all know and love. The real Spidey fans know Garfield was much better for the character (though to be fair, it wasn't Tobey's fault. He was held back by the script and direction. He did great with what he had)

#19 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3487 posts) - - Show Bio

As expected so far

#20 Posted by LastOblivion (141 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew, he's muuch better than Tobey, seriously.

@dvader said:

Looking at this thread seems like a major contradiction to what I read on the news and from movie critics' review of the Spiderman movies. A lot of them seem to like Toby Maguire. I thought I was the only one who liked Andrew Garfield until I came here to this thread to find that I am in the majority.

Anyone else experience this?

Neh, they don't know anything. The same thing would happen if Andrew as the first Spidey (Or not, he's awesome :p). I guess they don't want to accept changes.

You can also try to find a critic that has an similar opnion as you, and see what he has to say about ASM, and other movies. But I also saw some critics saying pretty good things about Andrew.

#21 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12273 posts) - - Show Bio

@Strider92 said:

Garfield easily!

#22 Edited by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

If you ignore SpiderMan 3 I'd say that Maguire's portrayal of Spiderman out shines Garfield's but Garfield isn't far behind if he gets a second movie I think he could pull ahead in my opinion but even if he was a much better Spiderman instead of an marginally better or just equally good one he couldn't take the title after only one movie

#23 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield nailed both Peter Parker AND Spider Man

#24 Posted by Vance Astro (91403 posts) - - Show Bio
@BlackArmor said:

If you ignore SpiderMan 3 I'd say that Maguire's portrayal of Spiderman out shines Garfield's but Garfield isn't far behind if he gets a second movie I think he could pull ahead in my opinion but even if he was a much better Spiderman instead of an marginally better or just equally good one he couldn't take the title after only one movie

Spider-Man 1 and 2 were good movies. Not because of Tobey Mcguire.
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#25 Posted by BlackArmor (6138 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@BlackArmor said:

If you ignore SpiderMan 3 I'd say that Maguire's portrayal of Spiderman out shines Garfield's but Garfield isn't far behind if he gets a second movie I think he could pull ahead in my opinion but even if he was a much better Spiderman instead of an marginally better or just equally good one he couldn't take the title after only one movie

Spider-Man 1 and 2 were good movies. Not because of Tobey Mcguire.

Fair enough......but he didn't hurt

#26 Posted by johnkmccubbin91 (3487 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't like Spider-Man 2 TBH

#27 Posted by Kyle_Dornez (260 posts) - - Show Bio

IMO, unlike Tobey, Andrew actually looks like Peter Parker for starters. I always thought that Mcguire is too, ummm, round?

#28 Posted by Lvenger (21143 posts) - - Show Bio

You can argue about who's the better actor but Garfield most definitely pulled off a better Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

#29 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

tobey honestly sucks,and the reason why i never liked spiderman was because of him and he screamed more than mary jane,and it was a high pitched scream to add insult to injury.

but andrew's head is REALLY tiny looking and flat (at least from common angles) and his hair looks bigger than his head

#30 Posted by TDK_1997 (15059 posts) - - Show Bio

Tobey looks silly and cries too much,so that means Garfield.

#31 Posted by Dman1366 (795 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez said:

IMO, unlike Tobey, Andrew actually looks like Peter Parker for starters. I always thought that Mcguire is too, ummm, round?

This! 100%. Tobey was such a "round" Peter, it bugged the shit outta me. Still does, everytime I think of the old spider-man movies I can't get his cirlce head out of the picture.

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#32 Posted by War Killer (20285 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield is a better Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

#33 Posted by zombietag (1483 posts) - - Show Bio

tobey maguire was much more like pete in the comics that garfield was, but that wasnt really the actor that was just the script and story

#34 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG. I cannot believe so many people would vote for Andrew Garfield instead of the talented actor that is Tobey Mcguire.

I just cannot believe it. I mean like ASM all you want, but come on, Toeby Mcguire was the best Spider-man.

#35 Posted by Death Certificate (5408 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

OMG. I cannot believe so many people would vote for Andrew Garfield instead of the talented actor that is Tobey Mcguire.

I just cannot believe it. I mean like ASM all you want, but come on, Toeby Mcguire was the best Spider-man.

Is that a joke?

#36 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Death Certificate said:

@sethysquare said:

OMG. I cannot believe so many people would vote for Andrew Garfield instead of the talented actor that is Tobey Mcguire.

I just cannot believe it. I mean like ASM all you want, but come on, Toeby Mcguire was the best Spider-man.

Is that a joke?

Are you the joke?

#37 Posted by Death Certificate (5408 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare: No because I'm not the guy high on nostalgia. 'Toby is talented' seriously, his peter wasn't a genius, over exaggerated amounts of whining past the first movie and downright flat as spider-man due to the lack of quips.

#38 Posted by jhazzroucher (16491 posts) - - Show Bio

Tobey is better.

#39 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (12495 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

Tobey Mcguire is GOD AWFUL.

Are you telling me that God send Tobey to be so bad, that he is evidence that God is real and he hates mankind.

Because that make sense.

I cant understand how people like Tobey as Spiderman or as an actor.

Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker
Peter happy
Peter stunned
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker
Peter Parker
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker
Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker

Tobey is as bad as Nicholas Cage, the thing is that Nic Cage at least is funny.

#40 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Death Certificate: He is a very talented actor. He was in so many breakout roles and did such a wonderful job with them. Nominated for so many awards. Andrew Garfield just pales in comparison. I hate it whenever a new film comes up people just diss the old one.

#41 Posted by Kyle_Dornez (260 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@Death Certificate: He is a very talented actor. He was in so many breakout roles and did such a wonderful job with them. Nominated for so many awards. Andrew Garfield just pales in comparison. I hate it whenever a new film comes up people just diss the old one.

You're arguing just for the sake of arguing, aren't you? I think many are willing to believe that Tobey Maguire is actually a good actor (I personally don't know, I never seen him anywhere exept Spiderman), but as Parker he is just terribly miscast.

#42 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez: I'm not, why would you think so? I genuinely like Tobey in Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Brothers, Spiderman and I'm excited for Great Gatsby.

#43 Posted by Kyle_Dornez (260 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@Kyle_Dornez: I'm not, why would you think so? I genuinely like Tobey in Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Brothers, Spiderman and I'm excited for Great Gatsby.

Oh, Pleasantville. I remember Pleasantville, it was good. Tobey Maguire was there? O_o Anyway it's more of a scripts fault than actors that he isn't the best Spider-man. Well that and his round face. :P

#44 Posted by sethysquare (3842 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kyle_Dornez: To me, he will always be the only Spider-man. Just like how some people think Christopher Reeves is the only Superman.

#45 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest, I cannot think of a single movie in which I liked Toby Maguire's acting. Whereas Andrew was an almost perfect Spidey

#46 Posted by spideyfan69 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

Also if you watch the many interviews, talk shows, press releases, and behind the scenes specials. You can tell that Andrew really did take the role very seriously.

#47 Posted by ratman19 (525 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superguy0009e said:

Toby Maguire played a better Peter Parker while Andrew Garfield played a better Spiderman.

i felt the same way

#48 Posted by ratman19 (525 posts) - - Show Bio

i didnt like how they tried to supermodernize peter parker in ASM. he didnt look like a nerd to me.(skinny jeans,skateboard,contacts) that is not how i want peter parker to look like. i liked andrew garfields spiderman better because he added the humor and he looked more like a teenager in tights than toby and he had the web-shooters.

#49 Posted by spiderwebspidersling (11 posts) - - Show Bio

I felt that the way he looked didn't matter to me. He still acted like a nerd being more shy and resined and being brilliantly smart person for someone his age. Even with the skateboard they made good use of that, with him writing scientific equations on his board showing that this is a kid who loves science like Peter Parker. Personally I preferred Garfield. He was better as Peter Parker for all the points I said above and he was better as Spidey for being more witty and badass. I did like Tobey as Spidey but i think the writing let him down a little. The writing for Garfield's Spidey complimented him more as he seemed like a mix of regular Peter/Spidey and Ultimate Peter/Spidey and something a little new which I liked and appreciated more.

#50 Posted by thespideyguy (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

Maguire as parker but Andrew as spiderman

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