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

The Top Ten

1 Tobey 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

Toby mcguire was undoubtedly the best spiderman there will ever be hands down and here's why. He portrays the character more accurately. Now all yawl ho say"o garfield captured his attitude better" sorry your wrong. The original spiderman was a shy, geeky, nerd who was a little awkward when talking to girls, he could also be sassy, make jokes and smart comments. Mcguire embodied this perfectly whilst garfield portrayed nothing but a smart-mouthed, narcissistic A hole and didn't capture any of the characters actual personality. Spidermans peter was always helping people and saves more people than TASM also he uses many different ways to fight enemies by throwing stuff with webs, making a web sling shot, and blinding them with webs. TASM peter only really uses speed as his technique. Mc guire used more emotion and filled the costume better, he was more muscular like spiderman. Garfield was skinny and looked like he could have been knocked over by mcguire in a fight easy. Mcguire used ...more

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

People hating on Tobey's performance as Spidey don't even have good reasons for it half the time, Here's how you know that, you ask "why did you think his performance was bad? " They respond with "he cried too much" then you say "ok, what else? " They respond with "..." And you just say "yeah that's what I thought"

2 Better 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.

I do agree the ASM 1 costume looked like it came from a dumpster, but the ASM 2 costume was pretty awesome & my favorite so far.

3 JK 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

If you like Jameson, then your my enemy.

4 The villains were more threatening and memorable

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

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

Marvel villians aren't suppose to be threatening. Marvel villians are suppose to be funny

The villains in the new ones suck

5 They 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

6 Better script

Amazing spiderman's script is poor and unintresting

7 It is iconic

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

The fight scene in the school, any scene with Gwen Stacy, first person point of view Spider-Man, the epic climax, the funeral at the end

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

8 Better choice of villains

Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman, Harry..., all four are incredible villians with character development and great motivations. I can't get enough of them, and even Venom was pretty cool. With TASM..., Lizard? His motivations make no sense. Harry? Hates Spidey for no reason. Rhino? What even is he? Electro was fine, I mean he was a bit of an emotional villain but he pales in comparision to the Raimi villians

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!

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

9 It didn't feel too rushed

Uncel Ben's death in Spider man 1 was rushed

10 The 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.

More elic fights scenes by far. Train scene also my favorite

The Contenders

11 No web shooters

In the origional comics he starts out with no webs so he creates web shooters, however he does eventually aquire the ability naturaly and thus goes on and off with the fake webshooters. I aggree that it's better without them though. The second movie acurately portrayed what happens to spidermans abities when he's sick or depressed as his powers rely on his physical health because they ar a part of him. One thing many movies forget about charachters.

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.

I feel that the no web shooters make it a little bit more realistic because even though Peter parker is smart I doubt he would be able to make something like that. Also stan Lee (rip) said that he liked the change.

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.

12 It wasn't all dark and moody

The original spiderman was lighthearted and fun. But thanks to the Dark Knight comic book movies are starting to have a darker tone, which is stupid. Why would people want to watch a drama filled superhero movie? The death of uncle Ben was fine because that needs to happen, but after that you don't need it to have a dark tone. The only way you would NEED to have a dark tone is if they use Carnage. Which would be awesome.

The whole idea of "superheroes" is kind of dumb, I mean imagine if people did this in the real world?
This is way Marvel movies make jokes.

Whereas TASM wants take something silly and make it serious.

13 Better 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)

14 They don't try to be realistic
15 The amazing Spider-Man movies just squeeze too much into the story to build more sequels

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

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

16 The new movies turned Peter into an emo skateboarder

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

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

In the old one Peter looked like a ' 30 year old instead of an actual teenager.

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

17 Spiderman 2 doesn't disregard everything learned in it's predecessor

TASM2 felt like it was directed by a completely different person

18 The 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

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

Yeah, but the third movie was Spider-Man 3 so...

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

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

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

Not only that, the majority of the audience who saw TASM 2 said it was the worst Spider-Man movie to date, so how could TASM movies be better if 2002's spider-man was praised by critics saying it was great and Spider-Man 2 which critics are still saying is the greatest spider-man movie to date vs a franchise that had a fist film that most critics liked but had a second film that they labeled the absolute worst spider-man movie we have?

I love how when the first ASM came out tons of people instantly said "this franchise is gonna be so much better than the original" then TASM2 came out and bombed, now all those people imediently retracted that statement, now go to anyone you know who said that statement and they'll nervously respond with "no no, I think the original movies are better, what are you talking about? "

20 The new villains suck.

The new villains are terrible. The Lizard looks ugly and too human. Electro starts as a really corny nerd who loved Spiderman, he loved him so much that he even thought Spiderman baked him a cake, what? The he fell into a tub of electric eels and he still likes Spiderman. Then Spiderman cannot remember his name so now he hates him just because he cannot remember his name, what? And in the first place he loved him so, so, so much, and just why does he hate him now? Then there is Rhino who is not Rhino. He is not even close to the Rhino in the comics. He is not injected with super-soldier serum, he is just a man and he drives a giant two-legged robot with guns and missiles. So they basically got rid of him and reimagined him, like they did with the 1940's Flash who got his powers by in haling water vapour and wore a tin hat. But the worst villain is, the Green Goblin. He sucks. He is a teenager and he looks terrible. There is barley any green on his suit and he looks so ridiculously ...more

The Lizard is by far the worst developed villain ever put in a Spider-Man movie, he had absolutely no motivations whatsoever and comes up with 1 of the most idiotic plans ever put on film, turn all of New York into lizard creatures...WHERE DID THIS COME FROM!?! Seriously, he injects himself with the serum, becomes the lizard, GETS VOICES IN HIS HEAD JUST LIKE NORMAN OSBORNE! And randomly decides to turn everyone into lizards

Oh. My. God. The rhino. Ugh. No...just no. they did NOT even need him in the movie! Now the green goblin? HELL YEAH! LOVE the new looks and style!

They turned Rhino, 1 of the coolest Spider-Man villains ever into a big dumb, Russian cartoon character

21 Maguire's Peter wasn't a colossal Mary Sue

Garfield's Peter is a textbook example of a Mary Sue: He's a "nerd" only in name, he is handsome, popular and is only disliked by the jocks because the plot says so (All of which just screams Enoby), he's also born into his powers (TASM2 explains only he could have been bitten and not die), has an IQ of like 300 and tech skills on par with NASA.
Moreover, the plot is designed to make him a victim of the circumstances rather than burden him with responsbility, he couldn't have possibly helped Ben because he played no part in his death and when Gwen dies the movie is very careful to show us that it is her fault for coming when he told her not to.
And finally, he never feels sad for anything for more than 5 minutes, he's so hyper-idealized that he barely shows human emotions.
Maguire's Peter may have "cried too much", but at least he conveyed the idea of a regular everyman having to put up with all this stuff, and when he reacted to things he didn't do so as if he'd read the ...more

22 Gwen's Death Was Her Own Fault

I mean come on, she walked right into the battle between Spider-Man and Electro right after Peter told her NOT to come, she tells Peter "nobody makes my decisions for me, this is my choice" I mean, I know she wants to help but nobody could be that stupid, that's like me walking into the middle of a war zone and thinking I could help, of course I'm gonna die, and that's exactly what happens Green Goblin kidnaps Gwen and causes her to fall, Spider-Man tries to save her but the web gets her too late and she smacks her head on the ground and dies, even Mary Jane wasn't that stupid, she may have gotten kidnapped all the time but at least she didn't try to interfere with the big final battles

Mary Jane may have been just a helpless tool, but at least she didn't throw caution to the wind and try to take on the big villains

23 Richard Parker Was Made To Be More Important Than Uncle Ben

This really made me mad, Uncle Ben is a crucial part of Peter's story, yet he barely got any development and was completely sidelined all for the purpose of making room for Peter's father

This is one aspect I agree with on this weird and hateful list. The first film did it fine, Ben was important. The second film took it too far though

24 Longer, better planned out story line with better execution

Remember that crappy luck of the circumstances scene in TASM2? Peter gets frustrated with the fact that he isn't getting any closer to finding out about what happened to his parents and he breaks his calculator which COINCIDENTALLY had the subway tokens that Peter's father used in it, he goes down into the subway and COINCIDENTALLY decides to bang on the brick wall which COINCIDENTALLY causes a subway train to rise out of the ground which COINCIDENTALLY had all of Peter's father's work in it and also had a video explaining the entire god damn thing to us

25 Uncle Ben's death scene in the Amazing Spider-Man was bad

I mean seriously, a guy who just robbed a store who you've never met before bumps into you and drops his gun and your first instinct is to try and take it? Like who's that stupid? I don't care how good of a samaritan you are, that was a stupid idea, especially considering the fact that he wasn't even gonna try and shoot you anyway. he just dropped it and Ben for some reason was like "I should take it". God that scene was idiotic.

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