Top Ten Reasons Why the Original Spider-Man Is Better Than the Amazing Spider-Man

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1Better Spider-Man costume

Amazing Spider-Man failed on both of its costumes. The first one was too much different from the de facto Spider-Man and the second one was way too kiddish. The original Spider-Man movies saw an accurate comic tie in as with a movie adaption. Plus the black suit was awesome. - 4894938

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2JK Simmons as J Jonah Jameson

Seriously you can't beat this guy, he's awesome in this role. He was one of my favorite parts of the entire trilogy. I'm sad that since it's rebooted we probably won't see JK Simons in these movies, but in the original he was perfect

The only reason on this list that holds any ground

3The villains were more threatening and memorable

Green Goblin in Spider-Man 1 was epic, especially in the last fight, he was a really tough villain, the green goblin In ASM2 was such a wimp compared to him, also both Harry and Norman both had well developed reasons to go after Spider-Man, the new green goblins motivations were really weak, Sandman and Doctor Octopus were the greatest villains ever put in a Spider-Man, the scenes were Sandman is looking at his sick daughter then talking with her and his wife, and his final scene were so well written, and Dr Octopus had an amazing well focused story arc, Venom was great too, when he turned into Venom everything he said sounded like a mad killer, Harry was awesome, I loved the whole reasoning behind him going after Spider-Man, because he thought he killed his father, that was fantastic, the villains in the new movies have almost no development, but the original villains in the original trilogy were EPIC

The villains in the new movies are just weird, some of them act crazy and some of them acted like dorks. The ones in the old films were awesome, especially venom, sandman and doctor octopus. And Norman Osborne was cool, when he was green goblin he acted like a mad man, and James Franco was an incredible Harry Osborne, and he became the goblin himself which was cool

The villains in the new ones suck

4Tobey Maguire was a better Spider-Man

Let's see, which Spider-Man would you put more faith in saving you? The Tobey Maguire Spider-Man that stopped a speeding train by nearly getting his arms torn off, or The Andrew Garfield Spider-Man, who's perfectly fine with letting a speeding truck run over people while he's making jokes to the driver? Yeah, not so confident in Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man now are you? Also Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man wasn't as fast as Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, Maguire's Spider-Man dodged Green Goblin's flying blades, flew threw a small opening of a bridge after being thrown by Dr Octopus, and finally, he fell straight through a bunch of falling dibree, and flew threw one of the holes of a crane untouched and saved Gwen Stacy, and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man has pretty much done NONE of that kid of stuff and even got shot by a straight bullet, which he could have dodged, Maguire is clearly the superior Spider-Man

It's funny you should mention how much peter cried in the original movies, cause well, Andrew Garfield cried as much as he did, he cried when he was arguing with uncle Ben, when he died, when captain Stacy died, when Gwen died, and when Gwen broke up with him, so all you people saying Garfield's spiderman is better because he didn't cry as much, SHUT UP

Tobey Maguire is without a doubt the best Spider-Man ever put on film. Yes I know Andrew Garfield was more quippy and made more jokes as Spider-Man but here's the difference, the jokes Maguire made where more focused on making a really good joke and putting it in just the right moment, whereas with Garfield, the fact that he says them like every 13 seconds makes it feel like they're just shoving that part of the character's personality down your throat

I think they should've chose Tobey Maguire to play Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - 4894938

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5They have heart

TASM movies are just bland, Impassionate cash grabs that were only made because Sony didn't want to lose the rights to Spider-Man

6The action was cooler and more creative

Yeah remember the train fight from spiderman 2? Of course because it was badass, they were just more creative with the action in the original trilogy, the cool action in amazing spiderman was pretty much only with electro

Sorry Doug Walker, but you're out of your damn mind to say that The Amazing Spiderman movies have better action scenes than the ones in the original.

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7Better scriptV1 Comment
8No web shooters

It doesn't matter. Some spiderman from alternate universe have organic web so why not on original. And why movie follow totally comic then what should new.

This is the 1 thing about spiderman that comic books, T.V. shows and movies go back and forth on, some have web shooters and some don't, it's better if they don't. Because the more realistic comic book movies are, the lamer it is.

The original comics DID have the web shooters, dummy!

SPIDER-MAN ISN'T MEANT TO HAVE WEB SHOOTERS! The one in the original comics didn't so why change? - letdot52

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9It is iconic

Tell me something from TASM that is more iconic than the upside down kiss.

Here's a better question, tell me ANYTHING in TASM that will ever be considered iconic

10Better choice of villains

They chose the most iconic and well known spiderman villains for these movies, the new ones aside from electro are just the villains who they can make more realistic, especially Rhino or based on how he was in the movie, Rhino-Tron, Sony, when you choose which villains you use choose the ones who would be really cool to see, not just ones that are easy to make more realistic

All of the villains from the original movies are iconic and amazing. Lizard in TAS was ok but Electro and Goblin from TAS2 were not far from unbearable. And Rhino what! - 4894938

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11It didn't feel too rushed
12It wasn't all dark and moody
13The amazing Spider-Man movies just squeeze too much into the story to build more sequels

Sony just wants a shared universe like marvel, but Sony has to do it with villains, could that even work? I mean if it's about the villains then you still need spiderman, so it would just feel like spiderman 3 or 4. Even if it was a really good movie, you could tell in amazing spiderman 2 it really was just setting up future movies.

The new one was rushed. Peter only saved one kid/person the whole movie besides gwen. He did bring down a car jacker but that scene just showed how much of an a hole he was. The script was tacky the movie was too fast paced and hardly explained anything beyond the main plot whereas the original snuck in explanations for every question u could possibly have had. The romantic build up between gwen and peter was almost nonexistent in my opinion. It was a couple of exchanged stares and then they kiss when he goes over her house. I guess that's how kids are these days? But in the original the romance is built up heavily and nicely and balances well with the plot. And peter still had time to save like 500 people throughout the movie. The new one he was working on being spiderman or kissing gwen the whole time there were no character associations outside of that unless u count him being yelled at by his aunt and uncle. By the way also don't approve of how mean ben is in his one. In the ...more

It's funny how when marvel created their cinematic universe all the other studios instantly tried to put together a universe of their own, Dc's just looks like if batman vs superman sucks then it's gonna fall to pieces cause I don't care if they claim to have "official" release dates for their other movies, if batman vs superman sucks then those movies are gonna get canned. fox's looks pretty promising, especially since they're doing such a great job with x-men now, and Sony's just looks incredibly desperate, they only have spiderman so they're gonna try to build a universe with a bunch of villans? That's a creative idea but the way they're setting just makes it look like such a desperate attempt to try and make money

14Better actors

OK TASM fanboys, if you think the acting in the new movies is so good then look me in the eye and tell me that Electro, Rhino, and Green Goblin's acting was better then Dr Octopus' acting in Spider-Man 2 (prepare to eat your words TASM fanboys)

15They don't try to be realistic
16Spiderman 2 doesn't disregard everything learned in it's predecessor

TASM2 felt like it was directed by a completely different person

17The new movies turned Peter into an emo skateboarder

I know they had to update these movies because nerds today aren't what they used to be but you could have still made him a shy outcast, instead of what they did in these movies by making him an arogent show off, he should be like that when he's SPIDER-MAN not Peter Parker, Peter in these movies could have at least been an outcast

Id rather have a skateboarding spiderman than a dancing spider-man who cries over every little thing.

I think it's hilarious that TASM fans say Garfield is better because of not as much crying scenes, can you people stop harping on that!?! It's the only thing they know how to criticize about Toby's performance. The crying is not that big of a deal

18The franchise is getting rebooted before Amazing Spider-Man even got a 3rd movie

Heres how each franchise is going to be regarded by people, Original: iconic, paved way for other superhero movies. 3rd Franchise: a faithful retelling of the Spider-Man movies and a faithful reboot. And lastly The Amazing Spider-Man movies: the failed attempt at a second spider-man franchise which will probably be forgotten by everyone as soon as the 3rd franchise comes out.

I just saw this franchise as the one where once the 3rd reboot franchise comes out people are gonna forget the amazing spider-man movies even existed. I feel like the 3rd franchise is gonna be what they wanted the amazing spider-man movies to be

Yay, and this time they're getting teamed up with marvel, time to say goodbye to the not-so-amazing spider-man franchise

I like to call The Amazing Spider-Man movies the reboot's failed test run

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19The Amazing Spider-Man franchise only has 1 well received movie

It cracks me up to think about this, because tons of people argued and disagreed with me and everyone else who like the original movies better saying "just wait, after the amazing spider-man 2 comes out and kicks @$$ they'll make amazing spider-man 3 and 4 and they'll be so much better then the originals". Then the amazing spider-man 2 came out and all the people who said that immediately ate their words, I bet now they all feel so stupid for saying that

Here are my thoughts on both of the amazing spider-man movies

The first Amazing Spider-Man felt like it was turned from a fun humorous action packed adventure, into a slow, overly serious broodfest

The 2nd movie was an improvement tone wise, it was more fun, but maybe just a little too cartoony (I shouldn't even have to mention the portrayal of Rhino)

This is major proof that the original movies are better, how can TASM franchise be considered better if TASM 2 was criticized so heavily, on the other hand, 2002's Spider-Man was well received and most of the general audience really liked it, and you have Spider-Man 2 what many people consider the greatest Spider-Man movie to date and 1 of the greatest superhero movies of all time. I just don't understand how people think a franchise with just 1 well received movie is better then a franchise with 2 well received movies, I think people just like TASM movies better cause they're newer

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20Longer, better planned out story line with better execution
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