The Spider-Man movies have been up and down throughout the years. From Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and now Tom Holland, the Spider-Man series has been rebooted more times than Justin Bieber has been arrested. This character probably holds the title for being the most popular superhero ever! Spider-Man is not only an icon, but he also holds the mark for what it means to be a superhero, but he hasn’t always been portrayed right.
Tobey Maguire’s impression of Peter Parker was…ok at first, but soon fell apart into a winy and annoying boy who lived in New York City. The first Spider-Man movie was good. It had a relate able feel to it. The second movie was good, but he began to fall apart as a character, and by the third movie…oh god. It’s like they just decided to drop acting all together.
Andrew Garfield’s character was much better, in my opinion. He was more relate able and gave the character a less dorky and confident personality, but he also came off a little cocky and arrogant. It was also a lot more modern. He had more humor than Maguire did, and kept the audience entertained. For instance, the scene with Stan Lee’s cameo in The Amazing Spider-Man is hilarious. It’s the small things like that that keep people like you and me interested.
Tom Holland, the current possessor of the Spider-Man role, has done an interesting job playing the role of Peter Parker. His interpretation of Peter Parker is much different than the rest. His is a fourteen year old kid, who has a sense of humility yet lovableness about him, and I will admit that this Spider-Man has an advantage the other two haven’t had. He’s actually in the MCU. Which means that Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters are in the universe with Spider-Man. Actually, in Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark is in the movie a lot. His character is almost like Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben.
Spider-Man into the spider verse goes into the depth and reality of the comic books that we know and love. The animation of this movie creates a wonderful sense of amazement and the characters are spectacular! It’s a completely different approach to Spider-Man than Marvel has done in the pass.
We’re introducing a much more comedic approach to the universe than before. I mean they make a stupid pig a spider-man. A PIG!
Just think about that for a second. This means that Marvel is trying to get us to laugh about this whole situation. Forget the fact that Peter Parker died. Forget the fact that Miles Morales’ uncle just died, because we were just told, that there is a pig spider-man! This approach to films is what you need, especially superhero films.
Thor Ragnarok showed us this too. Thor 1 was a well approached film that used it’s humor and character to get you to love him, but in Thor: The Dark World, they took a page out of the DC Universe and tried making things dark and depressing. This made Thor: The Dark World literally considered to be the worse MCU film ever. But Thor Ragnarok is a different story. They made it comedy goal, WHILE staying true to the comics, story, and fans.
This is what Marvel is doing with it’s films, and why they’re so successful right now. DC is going at their films with this dark depressing attitude, and it’s not working out for them so far. Wonder Woman was a huge success, because it broke this trend, but we need to make sure we’re not veering off course.
The point of this post, is to show that Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just made a huge success! It kept an interesting plot line, with wonderful humor, and enough fight scenes to keep people interested. We need more movies like this, otherwise action movies are never gonna get better. We need more movies like Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.
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