theseventhdoctor7777 wrote:I have to completely disagree, TL. TAS was an alright movie, but as far as I'm concerned it doesn't even touch the original. That film is a massive staple of my childhood.
Besides, I don't think they'll ever make a Spider-Man film that was better than the second one
I have to say, I do see your point; the original Spider-Man was a classic, but after hearing people's comments and looking back at it it's hard to enjoy it like I did when I was younger. (The scene where Tobey Maguire lets out the highest pitch scream I've ever heard after being thrown on the floor by the Goblin still makes me crack up
) That's one thing I do struggle with when getting invested in anything; as soon as people point out flaws, I can't help but see them and then overthink as to whether I do actually like the thing I'm watching. (Hell, the same happened for TASM). I think at the end of the day, Raimi's Spider-Man is the movie my childhood adored and I still have fond feelings for; although TASM seems a little more 'grounded' while still incorporating comic book elements that maybe were lacking in the originals. It feels like a more grown up film (although I don't really think it's much darker than Spider-Man, that Peter vs Goblin fight was pretty brutal), which maybe I appreciate more being a teenager? I dunno, it's tricky to say. The fact that I can identify with Garfield's Peter more than I can with Tobey's may have something to do with it. (Don't get me wrong though, Tobey put in a great performance)
As for Spider-Man 2 - I'm not sure if we can compare it to TASM, seeing as it's the first in the trilogy; I think we'll have to wait for TASM 2 to see how it fares against it. (The train scene is still one of my favourite moments though, even with Tobey's jizz face)
TL:DR - The Time Lord debates the two Spider-Man films, and comes to the conclusion that Emma Stone's absolutely gorgeous no matter what.