Top Ten Reasons Why the Original Spider-Man Is Better Than the Amazing Spider-Man
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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
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
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
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 f&$@ 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
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
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2. Tobey Maguire was a better Spider-Man
3. JK Simmons as J Jonah Jameson