In the light of the latest Spiderman movie coming to big screens all over the world, we thought we’d take a look back at those who have donned the Spidey suit over the years, and who really can be named the very best Spiderman.
Working through the movies, and the actors who played the friendly neighbourhood superhero, we plucked the very best and most memorable and enjoyable moments of each Spidey to determine who the best Spiderman really is.
First Up Toby Maguire
Appearing in three of the latest Spiderman movie, Toby Maguire really was given props for bringing Peter Parker to life.
The bookish, bespectacled character fit well with Maguire’s rather pale and unassuming look.
Our favourite moments from this movie are when Parker’s Spidey senses kick in and he takes on school bully Flash.
This entire scene captures Spiderman’s ever-present struggle between balancing his regular self and his Spidey self.
No one could ever forget the upside down kiss, recreated in so many movies since, this is the moment when we see Spidey use his powers to his advantage, winning the heart of his long-term crush Mary Jane.
These are just two scenes from the first instalments in Maguires trilogy as Spidey and already we’re liking what we see for him to become favourite.
Next Up, it’s Andrew Garfield
Even though Garfield’s movies have been hailed as the worst in the collection by super fans, what he brought to the role is what makes Spiderman such a relatable superhero; he made his audiences laugh.
It is said that the reason Spiderman became such a favourite among comic book superheroes in the early days, was that he was so relatable.
He quickly became famous for his inner monologue, which first prompted the use of thought bubbles in earlier comics, as well as his never-ending quips about the “sticky” situations Spidey often faced.
These funny jokes and clever one-liners make Garfield’s Spidey likeable and keep the audience’s attention but there’s one thing that failed in the eyes of the most diehard fans.
The most notable let down of Garfield’s Peter Parker is that he played the role less geeky and decidedly more hipster and cool than the original comic books portrayed. This is believed to have taken some of the applauded relatability away from Garfield’s version of Spidey, the script making Spiderman rather smug and a bit of a bully at times.
But let’s face it Garfield is definitely the coolest Spidey to date, hands down.
Onto Our Present-Day Spiderman Tom Holland
As we look forward to the latest instalment of the Spidey franchise, fans can’t wait to see what Tom Holland will bring to the role of Peter Parker and Spidey.
It’s a given that the boyish quality of this latest version of Spiderman relates more to the teenage angst and melodrama portrayed in the comics. Holland’s Spidey simply can’t wait to unleash his abilities to save the world, a quality that previous versions seem to have battled with.
What’s more Holland’s portrayal takes viewers on an emotional rollercoaster, watching Parker’s joy when he discovers new uses for his fantastic abilities and the devastation when he is told he won’t become a part of the Avengers.
One of the best Spiderman scenes of Holland’s portrayal as Parker is when he’s self-documenting his journey. Something every teenager of today would do had he discovered he had superpowers.
The others are when Parker and his best friend are casually discussing saving the world, crime fighting and hacking past Stark security settings on the new and improved Spidey suit.
We’ll let you choose your favourite moments from what has already been hailed the very best Spiderman movie of all time when you go and see it for yourselves. For now, the jury remains out on who really has played the best Spiderman so far.
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