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Old 12-04-04, 04:19 PM
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Tobey Maguirre in Spider-Man 2?

Why did he suddenly become a crappy actor in Spider-man 2?



He was great in Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Ice Storm etc but when it comes to Spiderman he just isn't there.


He seems so awkard and Kirsten Dunst does not help.
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Old 12-04-04, 04:28 PM
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I thought this thread was going to ask why he potentially wasn't going to be in the film because of back problems.. but man, does this thread bring the suck.
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Because that message needs to be re-iterated.
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i thought he was great, myself.
i thought he gave a much stronger performance in the second film than just about any other 'superhero' actor, including the much lauded Chris Reeve (and i've been a lifelong fan of the first Superman film).

his biggest strength is he's not afraid to look like a complete dork on camera.

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I thought his burned out look in Spidey 2 as some Spidey sickness really gave him something to work with, stressed out superhero. Thought it was good casting myself.
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oh good...another important "Spider-Man" thread! When will the madness end!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Tobey Maguirre in Spider-Man 2?

Originally posted by corycouger
Why did he suddenly become a crappy actor in Spider-man 2?
Dude, you're 180 from me on this - I thought it was one of the best performances of the year.
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can you elaborate on why he seems "awkward" or crappy?
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no, I'm sure he can't.
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Old 12-05-04, 02:21 PM
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I thought he was excellent myself, but I really dont like Kirsten Dunst.
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Originally Posted by Libby
I thought he was excellent myself.
I agree. Watch it for the 2nd time [1st on dvd] last night.
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Playing awkward and actually being awkward are two completely different things. You might want to learn the difference.
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I'll take a slightly different approach and say that i'm not particularly fond of Tobey's acting. I never found him to be particularly moving or believable in emotional scenes and too awkward. But that said, i thought he's been just fine in the Spider-Man movies. Tobey's personality fits will for Peter Parker.
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I don't agree with OP (actually haven;t seen 2 yet), but can provide a suggestion of why.. With the other movies you mention (Ice Storm, Pleasantville, etc) he can take the character he is playing and make it his own.. There are no real preconcieved notions of the mannerisms or attitudes of the character.. With Spiderman, this is a character that has been around for 50 (or so ) years. Everyone has an idea of how he and Peter Parker should act and look like. Tobey will not fully live up to the role of Spiderman for everyone, because no actor would be able to
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That wasn't a good idea, especially since I recently warned you about posts like this.
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