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Spider-Man throughout the Years

Toby Maguire, Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield
(In Order, left to right)

Toby Maguire, Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield (In Order, left to right)

Cezanne Bush, Asst. Editor-In-Chief

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The very first Spider-man is an iconic movie. A coming of age story with Toby Maguire as the very first Spidey. It’s a movie whose sole theme is “With great power, comes great responsibility.” That is a phrase which is said multiple times throughout the movie, and ends up becoming the main drive for the character. A very traditional super-hero movie that had moderate success in the up and coming genre at the time.
The re-boot of the series, The Amazing Spider-Man, is a sad teenage romance…and maybe a super hero movie. In it’s efforts to give the character Peter Parker more of a teenage life, they lost their way, and ended up in the parking lot of angsty teenage emotions. The super hero aspect of the movie took a back seat to Andrew Garfield’s crying and slightly strange obsession with Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy. Another plot, involving his parents, was added into the mix of the Amazing Spider-Man movies. It didn’t do much but jumble up the plot. It got too complicated, and definitely didn’t stay true to itself.
The latest remake of the Spider-Man series, Spider-Man Homecoming, takes the better aspects of the last two movie series and refines it. Tom Holland plays a wise-cracking, young and lively, Spider-Man. The casting was top notch compared to the other two. Toby Maguire came off as too adult, and Andrew Garfield was way too hipster. Tom Holland actually seemed like a teenager. It was refreshing and charming to watch a Spider-Man that actually seemed like… Spider-Man. This movie also did a better job of characterizing Peter as a person and superhero, without saying Uncle Ben’s legendary quote but embodying it in this Peter Parker’s development through out the movie.

About the Writer
Cezanne Bush, Asst. Editor-In-Chief
Cezanne Bush is one of the Editor-In Chiefs for the AHS Tiger Life website. He has a strong passion for anything film and video. He also plays football and runs track for the high school. He is also super dope.
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