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OldBoy 07-07-19 06:33 PM

Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
there have been a few incarnations over the past 20 years, few different actors, one great Oscar winning animated.

so which is your favorite Spider-Man film?


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. for me hands down. the exhilaration, the humor, the internal conflict, never more so on display than the exquisite Spider-Verse animated film. perfectly animated, perfectly voice cast. everything about it had me smiling ear to ear throughout. even downloading the soundtrack immediately after.

i was never the biggest Spider-Man fan as a character. really didn't think about him all that much, until Maguire's portrayal in Sam Raimi's very fun original in 2002. since then, have liked the character and most of his incarnations/films, but nothing takes the cake like Spider-Verse. a near perfect film for me.

and i didn't include the 70's made-for-television films, but feel free if those float your boat...

movieguru 07-07-19 07:14 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
I'm sure SM2 (2004) will be the winner on this, but I choose the one that started it all.

mwbmis 07-07-19 07:37 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Even in this "golden age" of superhero films, Spider-Man 2 remains my favorite one released in this century (number 2 overall).

OldBoy 07-07-19 08:18 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Wow. It was a great film, but I think dated to me now. I think the films since SM2, most, at least have built and taking further. Nevermoreso than in Spider-Verse.

The Antipodean 07-07-19 08:44 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Still Spider-Man 2. The MCU Spider-Man movies have been very entertaining, and I quite like them, but for me they get a little too far away from the basics of the character - a smokin' hot Aunt May, Tony Stark as Uncle Ben, too much reliance on sci-fi technology. The Raimi trilogy (even SM3, which I stick up for) keeps the idea that Peter Parker is a loser who wins sometimes, who's always broke, who tragedy keeps coming back to, et cetera. I won't even talk about the Garfield movies as I've forgotten them already.

nando820 07-08-19 12:16 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Is a bit of a tie between Spider-Man 2 and Into The-Spider verse

Giantrobo 07-08-19 12:34 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
So far. Spider-Man 2. :up: Really loved that one.

Noonan 07-08-19 12:47 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Haven't seen FFM. Spider-Verse is better than all the live acted movies otherwise, IMO.

Unclejosh 07-08-19 07:10 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
As a whole Spider-Man 2 overall is my favorite, however Tom Holland is my favorite PP/Spidey, Emma Stone is my favorite female lead, and the scene with Michael Keaton and Tom Holland in the car is the most tension filled well acted scene in all the films in my opinion.

B5Erik 07-08-19 10:45 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
I was actually REALLY disappointed with Into The SpiderVerse. They got Peter 100% wrong. I don't know who that character was, but, personality-wise that was NOT Peter.

And I thought that Miles came across as pretty dull and uninteresting.

It was a clever take on the concept, but I just didn't like the character portrayals.

I'd give it a C+.

Mike86 07-08-19 11:05 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Iíll preface this by saying I donít think theyíre bad movies, but I donít feel like the Raimi films have aged very well. I also really was never a big fan of Maguire as Peter/Spidey. Elements of the films are very good and for nostalgia theyíre fun to go back to on occasion, but theyíve been bested in my opinion.

I really like Spider-Man: Homecoming. Itís relatively new but it feels so much more like Spider-Man to me than any of the previous films. Despite some things being changed to certain characters it very much captures the high school feel that the other films never did to me. Holland is easily the best Peter/Spider-Man to date and Keaton as Vulture is one of the best MCU villains, especially from a solo film.

Into the Spider-Verse is very good but I donít categorize it alongside live action films personally. I also havenít had a lot of desire to rewatch it or even buy it yet.

Sonic 07-08-19 11:06 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Spider-Man 2 (2004) :thumbsup:

The train scene chokes me up everytime when Parker (Toby) risks it all and is unmasked. The people are shocked that he is so young and assure him that he will be okay and they won't tell. Best scene I ever seen in all of the Marvel movies out there.


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nando820 07-09-19 09:49 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 

Originally Posted by Unclejosh (Post 13575556)
As a whole Spider-Man 2 overall is my favorite, however Tom Holland is my favorite PP/Spidey, Emma Stone is my favorite female lead, and the scene with Michael Keaton and Tom Holland in the car is the most tension filled well acted scene in all the films in my opinion.

All correct. You get an A+

movieguru 07-09-19 10:44 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
I consider into the Spider-Verse a completely different thing when comparing the movies. I don't think animated and live action movies should be compared to each other as part of a franchise for the same character.

As for the live action movies, I think the Tobey Maguire got the Peter Parker character the closest, while the Andrew Garfield movies did better capturing the aspects of Spider-Man. The MCU movies while decent and very fun to watch are very superficial with how they portray Peter Parker/Spider-Man and don't get indepth into the intricacies of who the character is. As far as the supporting characters go, none of them really get the romantic interests right. The best portrayed supporting cast would be JJJ followed by Aunt May and Harry Osborne of the Raimi movies.

Mike86 07-09-19 12:37 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Maguire got the awkward/nerdy Peter down, but almost to the extent that it was too much at times. He was always far too old for the part. I would say his Spider-Man was alright enough, though he lacked the smartass/quippy element of the character.

Hokeyboy 07-10-19 11:25 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
  1. Spider-Man 2
  2. Spider-Man: Into The Spidey-Verse
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  4. Spider-Man
  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man
  7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  8. Spider-Man 3

OldBoy 07-10-19 06:14 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
i don't know why anyone wouldn't consider Spider-Verse in the same comparisons as the live action films. it is an origin story of another that is a Spider-Man. tells exact same story as all the others and just because it's animated, don't see why not compare to all others...

OldBoy 07-10-19 09:58 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
And I canít get enough of that Spider-Verse soundtrack, especially the Post Malone song, Sunflower. I have soundtrack on continual loop in car...

Michael Corvin 07-10-19 10:28 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Top tier:
1. Spider-man 2
2. Into the Spider-verse

Second tier
3. Spider-man
4. Spider-man 3
5. Homecoming

Unwatched:
Garfield flicks

Mondo Kane 07-10-19 10:38 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
Homecoming
Spider-Man
Far From Home
Spider-verse
Spider-Man 2
Amazing 1
Spider-Man 3
Amazing 2

Sorry, just never was a fan of SM2.

movieguru 07-10-19 10:44 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 

Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13576574)
i don't know why anyone wouldn't consider Spider-Verse in the same comparisons as the live action films. it is an origin story of another that is a Spider-Man. tells exact same story as all the others and just because it's animated, don't see why not compare to all others...

To me it is like taking out seven different professional photograps and one painting on canvas and asking which is the best artwork out of the eight. Or having seven different varieties of apples and one variety of an orange and asking which fruit is the best.

Sonic 07-10-19 11:20 PM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 

Originally Posted by movieguru (Post 13576682)
To me it is like taking out seven different professional photograps and one painting on canvas and asking which is the best artwork out of the eight. Or having seven different varieties of apples and one variety of an orange and asking which fruit is the best.

Agreed. :thumbsup:

This is a lop sided poll. :p But fuck it ya'll having fun with it so why not?

I'm sure there are religious people out there that probably found Prince of Egypt (animated) better than the ten commandments with Heston. :p

tanman 07-11-19 01:43 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 
So for me Into the Spider-Verse was number one. It was just an amazing movie that subverted all my expectations. When I first saw the trailer a year before it released I thought it was basically a direct to video movie that Sony was trying to cash in on the recent resurgence of the character. Boy was I delightfully wrong.

As far as the others while I absolutely loved Tobey Maguire as PP and SM and I still love those movies I too think that they haven't aged as well. He captured the angst of being PP very well and the difficulty that he has to face so he was perfect in his movie. But Tom Holland basically IS PP/SM and it's mesmerizing watching him have so much fun on screen. He really brings the joy of what it's like to be Spider-Man.

So my ranking would probably be:
1. Into the Spider-verse
2. Homecoming
3. Far From Home
4. Spider-Man 2
5. Spider-Man
6. Spider-Man 3

And we're just not going to talk about the Garfield Spider-Man movies. I don't know how you can screw up Spider-Man so badly but they do. I feel bad for Garfield because he seems like a nice guy that really wanted the part but the movies were just unwatchable. Especially the second one. I don't know how you can have Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy and do that story and have zero emotional resonance with the audience but here we are...



Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13575150)
Wow. It was a great film, but I think dated to me now. I think the films since SM2, most, at least have built and taking further. Nevermoreso than in Spider-Verse.

I haven't rewatched the Raimi Spider-Men in a long time but yeah I think a lot of it would be dated now. Most of which is the power rangers like costume for the Green Goblin.


Originally Posted by Unclejosh (Post 13575556)
As a whole Spider-Man 2 overall is my favorite, however Tom Holland is my favorite PP/Spidey, Emma Stone is my favorite female lead, and the scene with Michael Keaton and Tom Holland in the car is the most tension filled well acted scene in all the films in my opinion.

Pretty much agree. Emma Stone was just a rose amongst thorns in those movies. Can't believe Garfield got to hit that.


Originally Posted by Mike86 (Post 13575622)
Iíll preface this by saying I donít think theyíre bad movies, but I donít feel like the Raimi films have aged very well. I also really was never a big fan of Maguire as Peter/Spidey. Elements of the films are very good and for nostalgia theyíre fun to go back to on occasion, but theyíve been bested in my opinion.

I really like Spider-Man: Homecoming. Itís relatively new but it feels so much more like Spider-Man to me than any of the previous films. Despite some things being changed to certain characters it very much captures the high school feel that the other films never did to me. Holland is easily the best Peter/Spider-Man to date and Keaton as Vulture is one of the best MCU villains, especially from a solo film.

Into the Spider-Verse is very good but I donít categorize it alongside live action films personally. I also havenít had a lot of desire to rewatch it or even buy it yet.

I really wish the Garfield Spider-Man movies just didn't exist. Because I still would like to see the origin of Spider-Man with the MCU version but understand why they cut it out because it would have been so redundant. Of course if the Garfield movies didn't exist then neither would the deal to have Spider-Man in the MCU. I was really hesitant to learn that they were going even younger with MCU Spider-Man but boy was I wrong. That's what makes them so great is capturing that high school feeling.


Originally Posted by Sonic (Post 13575623)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) :thumbsup:

The train scene chokes me up everytime when Parker (Toby) risks it all and is unmasked. The people are shocked that he is so young and assure him that he will be okay and they won't tell. Best scene I ever seen in all of the Marvel movies out there.


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That's true that scene was a really emotionally grounded scene. One of the best amongst all the Spider-Man movies.


Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13576574)
i don't know why anyone wouldn't consider Spider-Verse in the same comparisons as the live action films. it is an origin story of another that is a Spider-Man. tells exact same story as all the others and just because it's animated, don't see why not compare to all others...

I agree and it's your poll anyways so there. :)


Originally Posted by OldBoy (Post 13576657)
And I canít get enough of that Spider-Verse soundtrack, especially the Post Malone song, Sunflower. I have soundtrack on continual loop in car...

Me too. It's just so awesome.


Originally Posted by Sonic (Post 13576691)
Agreed. :thumbsup:

This is a lop sided poll. :p But fuck it ya'll having fun with it so why not?

I'm sure there are religious people out there that probably found Prince of Egypt (animated) better than the ten commandments with Heston. :p

Why would you need to be religious to weigh in on that?


davidh777 07-11-19 02:00 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 

Originally Posted by movieguru (Post 13576682)
To me it is like taking out seven different professional photograps and one painting on canvas and asking which is the best artwork out of the eight. Or having seven different varieties of apples and one variety of an orange and asking which fruit is the best.

I think itís also a factor that weíre talking about fantasy movies, and an animated movie can play by a completely different set of rules for making things happen on the screen.

Spiderverse was great, though, and itíd be a strong contender for me.

Years ago, I thought Spider-Man 2 was the greatest superhero movie ever, but I have serious doubts about how well it holds up, which I think is one reason I havenít seen it in years.

Sonic 07-11-19 02:10 AM

Re: Favorite Spider-Man movie?
 

Originally Posted by tanman (Post 13576715)
Why would you need to be religious to weigh in on that?

I imagine that most watchers of Prince of Egypt and Ten Commandments are tied to some type of religion. But I could be wrong as I'm just assuming. I don't think kids out there that don't go to church would not request mom and dad to put in the disc/stream of those movies. Instead they will request Finding Little Nemo or some other type of cartoon.


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