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Why the New Spider-Man Movies Won't Be as Good as the Old Ones

Why the New Spider-Man Movies Won't Be as Good as the Old Ones

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I'm with you on this, The Amazing Spider-Man looks great, and I can't wait to see it when it comes out, but I think the old movies will still have the leading spot in the franchise. Here's why:

1. THE ACTOR WAS BETTER

Yeah I know what you'll say: "Andrew Garfield is the perfect Spider-Man because he's super buff and has perfect hair." if you're a girl, and if you're a guy "Whatever. Why am I even reading this article?” But Tobey Maguire had that awkward, nerdy/geeky Peter Parker-ish look about him. Andrew Garfield has a punk/grunge look about him and glares at everyone like he's planning to blow up the school. Come on!!! Peter Parker is supposed to be a likeable nerd who is unpopular!!! He doesn't spend his free time at Hot Topic!!

2. THE BIOLOGICAL WEBBING MADE MORE SENSE

I know that in the comic books Spider-Man created his own synthetic webbing, but in a movie that just doesn't work. You have only so much screen time. For example, let's say Spidey is fighting Electro. He's dodging electricity, having a good 'ol time and all of a sudden he runs out of web fluid! What will Spidey do now? Well, in a movie, he has to take out the old carterages, throw them away, put in new ones, and get back in the fight all the while Electro is twiddling his thumbs. Really? In a comic book, the mechanical webbing is great because it takes about one-two panels for Spider-Man to change carterages. In a movie, it just wastes screen time because it happens to quick for the audience to follow.

3. MARY JANE CAME FIRST

The old movies closely followed the comic story lines concerning Peter Parker’s girlfriends. In the comics, Peter knew Mary Jane since high school and they lived next door to each other. Peter Parker knew Gwen Stacy in college. Since the new movie is set in high school, it only makes sence that he meets M.J. Right? Apparently the movie’s writers didn’t think so. But don’t despair, Mary Jane fans. Gwen meets an untimely end, remember?

4. THREE WORDS. J. JONAH. JAMESON.

Come on, J. Jonah Jameson is the perfect semi-villain for Peter Parker AND Spider-Man. It's unclear if he's in the new movie, but it would be almost impossible to replace the old J. Jonah Jameson. He was absolutely perfect, from his crew-cut down to the amazingly-timed sarcasm.

Which Spider-Man do you think will reign supreme?

Tags: movies, lists, books-and-comics, spider-man, the amazing spider-man

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