A look back at all the film adaptations of Spider-Man. From the Sam Raimi trilogy, to the two Marc Webb films, through “New Generation”, and of course the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), here is our ranking of the different adaptations of Spider-Man.
Globally, Spider-Man is a hero who has established himself in cinema. The various adaptations of this Marvel character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko are at best small masterpieces, at worst sympathetic and entertaining adaptations. So far, the weaver is doing pretty well, and avoiding turnips, in nine films. Here is our classification of films Spiderman.
Marc Webb rose to prominence with (500) days together, a romantic comedy that had found its audience. Five years later Spider-man 3 who came to conclude the trilogy of Sam Raimi, Sony decides to reboot the Spider-Man franchise. So in 2012 comes out The Amazing Spider-Man, an opus that went relatively well, which led to the bet under construction of this suite: The Fate of a Hero, two years later.
Andrew Garfield therefore takes the role of Spider-Man for the second time, while Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy and Jamie Foxx Electro, the great antagonist of the story. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not devoid of all quality. Mark Webb knows how to speak to comic book fans by incorporating many references into his two films. The Fate of a Hero opened up many possibilities for a third opus. The filmmaker was not cold in the eyes by multiplying the enemies with Electro, The Green Goblin and The Rhino. What teaser the arrival of the Sinister Six. Unfortunately, the third installment will never see the light of day, and Andrew Garflied will have to return the mask after this episode.
The fault is too weak writing of the characters: Andrew Garflied played an overconfident Peter Parker, a handsome kid, who strayed from the choice of writing the original saga. Peter Parker is a galley, he has to fall constantly to get up, he’s a fighter. Corn the actor was too confident to stick to the character. Jamie Foxx also struggled to convince with a bland Electro, whose sole motivation was to take revenge on Spider-Man’s popularity. Finally Dane DeHaan proposed a cartoonish Green Goblin, in the total overbidding. And it’s a shame because the feature film had daring biases.
In addition to a sometimes inventive staging, in particular in his first person sequences, we will obviously remember the final climax which allowed at the same time to be extremely faithful to the comics, but also to propose a dramatic end, without concession, nor possible return, quite rare in the universe of the adaptations of comics.
The viewer was left with the bitter taste of Spider-man 3 in the mouth. A film however more than correct, but which was not up to its two predecessors. Sony must make Tobey Maguire forget, and therefore caste the beautiful Andrew Garfield, who remains today the least appreciated of the three interpreters of Spider-Man.
The Amazing Spider-Man is not an unpleasant movie, but remains extremely classic. Marc Webb redoes theorigin story of Peter Parker with this famous radioactive spider which gives him his powers. The spectator is on familiar ground and will remain so from start to finish. One Spiderman efficient but lacking in personality, and above all in difference.
Marc Webb tries to both modernize and stick to the Raimi saga to get everyone to agree, which ultimately results in a film without soul but technically relatively flawless. We have fun, we are entertained, not much more. Remains a very appreciable antagonist for comic book readers, which echoes the first saga, with this late introduction of the Lizard, the mutated form of Dr. Connors.
Three years after the end of The Amazing Spider-Man, the weaver is already back. But this time it’s different. Sony is loaning the character of Peter Parker to Marvel Studios to join the MCU. Introduced in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man is now playing in the big leagues alongside Iron Man, who becomes his mentor. The character changes face again, Tom Holland takes up the torch and offers a more sensitive, more childish, more generous Peter Parker too. He becomes the new face of the spider and convinces fans. It becomes one of the great strengths of this new Spiderman, which is however not unanimous.
Marvel Studios is smart enough to avoid repetition and ignore theorigin story, contenting himself with a simple sentence to refer …