who is your spiderman Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield

#101 Posted by flazam (2465 posts) - - Show Bio

i agree with the wise sammystorm75

#102 Posted by PrinceAragorn1 (15859 posts) - - Show Bio

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#103 Posted by flazam (2465 posts) - - Show Bio
#104 Posted by PunyParker (8815 posts) - - Show Bio

That dude...and Josh Keaton as voice.

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#105 Posted by AkaBoAli (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I got to go with Andrew Garfield.

#106 Posted by TheBigG (16 posts) - - Show Bio

Toby

#107 Posted by Overseer (404 posts) - - Show Bio
#108 Edited by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

They both...

#109 Posted by w0nd (2697 posts) - - Show Bio

Liked Andrew better, not hating on the old movies but the questions wasn't "what movie helped pave the way for super hero movies"

#110 Posted by NightHaunter (111 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield.

But I found the Maguire movies far superior.

#111 Posted by w0nd (2697 posts) - - Show Bio

@sunhawk said:

Toby - Andrew's Peter Parker was too cool, attractive, and popular to be a Peter Parker. Plus that scene where he throws the football after the no look catch and he bends the uprights. No one bats an eye at that. I'll put up with Toby's emo hipster jazz dancing Peter any day of the week over Andrew.

How was he popular he had one friend in the whole movie until the end....

Leaving the lunch room with a big ass spider web hanging from your wrist attached to the lunch tray and table is pretty sketchy. or the fact he jumps like 10 feet in the air and flips 4 times and then punches flash across the room. Both movies had terrible cringe worthy moments and I don't know why directors think they are good ideas.

But yes that football scene was god awful.Breaking the backboard was good enough, he doesn't have to continuously break things to prove he's strong.

#112 Posted by BlackArmor (6133 posts) - - Show Bio

Mcguire as Peter

Garfield as Spidey

#113 Edited by Ninjablade09 (3077 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to say I was thinking about the bulk of both Spidey's, and I have to say I know some people complain that Garfield was to thin, but I liked it like that. I think Tobey had put on to much muscle and it made him look to big, where as Garfield didn't have a lot of bulk but it was enough to make him have the physic of Spidey.

#114 Posted by shadowtaker (66 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield to me good as Spider-man/Peter Parker

#115 Posted by Reignmaker (2226 posts) - - Show Bio

Maguire wasn't perfect, but his franchise was dumped too soon. Garfield on the other hand embodies the "twilightizement" of comic book movies. Going to have to stick with Tobey on this one.

#116 Posted by tupiaz (2165 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:

@sunhawk said:

Toby - Andrew's Peter Parker was too cool, attractive, and popular to be a Peter Parker. Plus that scene where he throws the football after the no look catch and he bends the uprights. No one bats an eye at that. I'll put up with Toby's emo hipster jazz dancing Peter any day of the week over Andrew.

How was he popular he had one friend in the whole movie until the end....

Leaving the lunch room with a big ass spider web hanging from your wrist attached to the lunch tray and table is pretty sketchy. or the fact he jumps like 10 feet in the air and flips 4 times and then punches flash across the room. Both movies had terrible cringe worthy moments and I don't know why directors think they are good ideas.

But yes that football scene was god awful.Breaking the backboard was good enough, he doesn't have to continuously break things to prove he's strong.

PP didn't want to prove he is strong he wants the attention away from him so he is not thought as Spider-man. That is why standing on a skateboard, throwing footballs is just writing PP the wrong way. PP in school should be a weak bookworm that is bullied. That is his mythos.

#117 Edited by w0nd (2697 posts) - - Show Bio

@tupiaz said:

@w0nd said:

@sunhawk said:

Toby - Andrew's Peter Parker was too cool, attractive, and popular to be a Peter Parker. Plus that scene where he throws the football after the no look catch and he bends the uprights. No one bats an eye at that. I'll put up with Toby's emo hipster jazz dancing Peter any day of the week over Andrew.

How was he popular he had one friend in the whole movie until the end....

Leaving the lunch room with a big ass spider web hanging from your wrist attached to the lunch tray and table is pretty sketchy. or the fact he jumps like 10 feet in the air and flips 4 times and then punches flash across the room. Both movies had terrible cringe worthy moments and I don't know why directors think they are good ideas.

But yes that football scene was god awful.Breaking the backboard was good enough, he doesn't have to continuously break things to prove he's strong.

PP didn't want to prove he is strong he wants the attention away from him so he is not thought as Spider-man. That is why standing on a skateboard, throwing footballs is just writing PP the wrong way. PP in school should be a weak bookworm that is bullied. That is his mythos.

In ultimate spider-man he was a huge d!ck at first, I am fine with the power going to his head a tiny bit, when he first gets it, because it goes with him learning how to be responsible, and I never really liked letting people bully him, you can defend yourself without letting on your spider-man.

In fact one of the older comics he knocked flash out effortlessly and after that he barely picked on him again physically. In another spider-man story Peter agrees to fight flash and he actually stands up for himself and he asks him why he is always picking on him, and Flash replied with "because he let him, he never stood up for himself" Then peter says "isn't that what I am doing now?" after that same thing happened Flash stopped directly picking on him

I can see why most people are bothered by this version of Peter though. Just depends what you are use to.

#118 Edited by tupiaz (2165 posts) - - Show Bio

PP in ultimate Spider-man was still a geek and bookworm.

#119 Posted by Scoey (10 posts) - - Show Bio

McGuire, Garfield is pussy shit emo.

#120 Posted by MASTER_OF_SUPRISE (441 posts) - - Show Bio

As many have said before I didn't believe Garfield's Peter to be a geek or outcast. I enjoyed the movie even with a few of the goofy things sure. But I had a hard time believing this Peter didn't choose to be alone. He did a good job as Spider-Man but his Peter Parker could use some work. Maguire actually handled Peter's social awkwardness a bit better. Neither was really better than the other overall. They each did at least one thing better the other didn't. On a side note I'm also a fan of Josh Keaton's portrayal in Spectacular. I'm also a fan of the voice from 1990's cartoon series.

#121 Posted by BigTimeSpider (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy Andrew Garfield more than Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man.

#122 Posted by UltimateJonathan (107 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield

#123 Posted by PaperDemon (587 posts) - - Show Bio

@tohoma said:
Drake Bell

My god, whoever decided to make that show a possibility has no taste? Drake needs to go back to teenage drama shows and stay FAR, FAR AWAY from my spiderman! TOBEY MAGUIRE FOREVER!!

#124 Posted by Embroidered_Gaurdian (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Toby McGuire nailed Peter Parker. My favorite thing about Spider Man as Toby McGuire is that Toby is so uncool and dorky. He was an orphaned loser who's life was going wrong everywhere. Toby portrayed that much better than Andrew Garfield. He's too cool, he's too handsome Gwen like Peter Parker because he was a melodramatic nerd, not a cute awkward smart guy. BTW, Emma Stone was a good Gwen.

#125 Posted by NICK31898 (2086 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I think Tobey captured the NERD side of Peter Parker Better.

#126 Posted by wanonalake (292 posts) - - Show Bio

Toby! He portrayed spiderman better. He's doubtful of himself, he has insecurities, he looks more like peter parker would. I don't know why but he just seems like a better spiderman then andrew.

#127 Posted by spider11211 (1134 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked both, but I am very bias for Sam Rami so I will not comment on which is best.

#128 Posted by Stefano (333 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield

#129 Posted by PietroMaximoffIsTheMan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield is Spidey, but Maguire was a better Peter.

#130 Posted by Squares (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

Otto Octavius.

#131 Edited by PaperDemon (587 posts) - - Show Bio
#132 Posted by RonSiconolfi (521 posts) - - Show Bio

they both suck and dont portray the peter in comics at all.

#133 Posted by Baberaham_Lincoln (920 posts) - - Show Bio

Tobey Maguire as Peter any day. I really didn't like Andrew's portrayal of Pete... Him guilt tripping Uncle Ben to his death rustled my jimmies... He was way to hipster-y too (but i guess that resonates with todays mainstream youth culture) with his 'vintage' camera and just wasn't... nerdy enough. 3 parts (there were more) that i really disliked with the new take.

  1. The scene where Peter faked his way into Oscorp and suavely talks his way out of trouble from Gwen spotting him. The dialogue was cheesy and reeked of the typical teenage drama :.(
  2. Skateboarding to discover his powers... enough said about that
  3. His 'fight' or stand off with Flash... it was corny as hell. The first film felt more... liberating!!! when he punched flash >=D
#134 Posted by Cregan_Stark (1180 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield

#135 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1661 posts) - - Show Bio

@gridde: Molina, indeed, kind sir.

#136 Edited by Overseer (404 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry but Josh Keaton is the only Peter Parker/Spider-Man for me.

#137 Posted by tigerkaya (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

Neither its Josh Keaton.

#138 Posted by GeekBait (776 posts) - - Show Bio

Love 'em both, grew up with Tobey's Spidey, but I have to say Andy.

#139 Posted by poorpeterparker (2 posts) - - Show Bio

@truemarvel: I completely agree. He was given lines like "I have a knack for that." , or something like "would you let mom and dad talk ?" during a fight and he just couldn't quite pull off the line. For me there wasn't much difference between Tobey's SM and PP. I have to go with Andy for that because Spidey's humor is one of his defining characteristics. Besides most of the laughs in the SM trilogy were not from SM but what a joke his life was. I thought it should have been the other way around.

#140 Posted by Farkam (4638 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield as Parker but none of them feel like Spider-Man. Especially not Maguire though, that dude comes off like a dick.

#141 Posted by Captain13 (3239 posts) - - Show Bio

The both suck. Maguire was a p***y. Garfield is an ***hole with poor comedic timing. Neither has the voice.

#142 Posted by montydapunk.k (65 posts) - - Show Bio

Even though ASM movie and Andrew Garfield look just like their comic book counterparts, I personally liked the Spider Man trilogy more then the current Dark Knight themed ASM.

#143 Posted by Captain13 (3239 posts) - - Show Bio

@overseer said:

Sorry but Josh Keaton is the only Peter Parker/Spider-Man for me.

Yup. Best Spidey voice.

#144 Edited by Captain13 (3239 posts) - - Show Bio

@montydapunk_k said:

Even though ASM movie and Andrew Garfield look just like their comic book counterparts, I personally liked the Spider Man trilogy more then the current Dark Knight themed ASM.

Peter looked geeky when he first got his powers, but became handsome later on. I'd say he looks more like Gyllenhaal 616 or Efron 1610. I actually think Garfield looks more like teen Harry and DeHaan looks like teen Peter.

#145 Edited by Transformers1024 (1645 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield IS Spiderman. I loved almost everything about that movie (yes I know I'm in the minority).

Also to all the people complaining, I would much rather have Peter Parker riding a skateboard around than dancing down the street.

#146 Posted by goobot (506 posts) - - Show Bio

Tobey, Peter Parker isn't suposed to be a self centered ass. Plus Tobey to me always looked like and sounds like more of a spiderman type person imo.

#147 Posted by Fallschirmjager (14624 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield is superior in every way as far as I'm concerned.

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#148 Edited by Dedonus (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Garfield. I think you have to take into account that the Peter in the Amazing Spider-Man film was not the nerdy social outcast, but the under-challenged genius who gets into trouble because the bar is set too low at Peter's high school. The film does show that Peter is intelligent (door lock, understanding Curt Conner's book, etc), but Peter doesn't have any opportunities outside school to develop his intelligence (unlike Gwen, who has the internship with Oscorp).

#149 Edited by Cutter (700 posts) - - Show Bio

Andrew Garfield...for sure.

#150 Edited by The Stegman (22705 posts) - - Show Bio

My answer will always be Garfield. I simply don't get how anyone could like Tobey better. Garfield isn't the perfect Peter, but he's leaps and bounds better than boring Tobey. And he's definitely a superior Spider-Man

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