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THE HUNGER GAMES Star Josh Hutcherson Reflects On Losing THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Role To Andrew Garfield
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THE HUNGER GAMES Star Josh Hutcherson Reflects On Losing THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Role To Andrew Garfield

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GhostDog
GhostDog - 3/25/2023, 12:03 PM
It really isn’t though
ThorArms
ThorArms - 3/25/2023, 12:04 PM
Ehhhhhh
Th3Batman
Th3Batman - 3/25/2023, 12:09 PM
The first one was good enough, it had its issues, but it had the potential to start a great series. Then the second one was released, and it was honestly one of the worst comic book movies I ever saw. It was basically Spider-man's Batman & Robin.
Spike101
Spike101 - 3/25/2023, 6:24 PM
@Th3Batman - agreed 👍
philinterrupted
philinterrupted - 3/25/2023, 12:10 PM
I’ve seen it a few times. It’s not.

At best Andrew Garfield is a great Spider-Man. He’s not a great Peter Parker.

And the family conspiracy stuff is cringy.
mountainman
mountainman - 3/25/2023, 12:13 PM
The “untold story” was a stupid attempt at giving Spider-man a darker story a la Batman. It was easily the worst part about that series.

But Garfield and Stone were great in their roles, the costume, swinging, and action were mostly good, and it was the best Spider-man wisecracking we’ve seen on screen.

I’ve always said the first one was pretty good. Some issues (with the mystery of peters parents and the lizards horrible look) but I still like it overall. The first person perspective scenes were always unique and fun.

The second one though…Ugh. The chemistry between the two leads was the only good thing about it. All three villains were terrible in that one, which brought down any good parts.
DarthAlgar
DarthAlgar - 3/25/2023, 12:14 PM
The first one was an okay film, and the sequel was just hot garbage IMO.

I didn't like that it was based somewhat on Ultimate Spider-Man. I really disliked the villain redesigns for that series.
Spike101
Spike101 - 3/25/2023, 6:25 PM
@DarthAlgar - agreed the villain designs were awful.
tb86
tb86 - 3/25/2023, 12:16 PM
I like the first one. The second one was kind of a mess.
thewanderer
thewanderer - 3/25/2023, 2:32 PM
@tb86 - I love the second one. Has some of my favorite moments from any superhero movie.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 3/25/2023, 12:18 PM
The fact Garfield saving MJ in NWH managed to elicit the response it did is a testament to how great the Peter/Gwen relationship was in this series, and how well Gwen’s death was even handled in an otherwise crappy movie.
mountainman
mountainman - 3/25/2023, 12:25 PM
@PlusUltra - Agreed. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were great in those roles. If they had been given better written movies with villains who were more accurate to the source material, those movies could have been really special.
Ryguy88
Ryguy88 - 3/25/2023, 12:24 PM
Where that video of Josh interviewing Webb? I remember him saying it was the best spiderman movie ever made
marvel72
marvel72 - 3/25/2023, 6:02 PM
@Ryguy88 -

MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 3/25/2023, 12:24 PM
First one is still pretty good.
Odin
Odin - 3/25/2023, 12:25 PM
Garfield and Stone casting, as well as their chemistry on screen, was the only redeeming thing in this duology. And even their romance was stretched out way too much in the second movie. Their romance scenes really started to feel repetitive, like didn't I just see this exact same scene ten minutes ago. By the time of the third act, I just wanted to shout to the screen, "Oh my god, we get it! They are soulmates who are meant for each other, and your setting up some tragic and/or bittersweet ending here. On with the damn story!"
Waifuslayer
Waifuslayer - 3/25/2023, 12:29 PM
I didn't hate the ASM movies. They just came along way too soon after the Raimi films and there were a lot of little things that just didn't work.

Peter being a skater edgelord. It just doesn't work. Peter should be a friendless nerd eating his aunts wheat cakes. MCU Spider-Man failed him as well. Civil War Spider-Man was the closest we got with him dumpter diving for old tech because he's broke. Homecoming onward Peter may as well been a spoiled Homecoming King.

Peter's parents being spies or some crap like that. That subway sequence is maybe one of the dumbest scenes ever put to film.

The licensed music. Every single song is so out of place and jarring. "Fooor YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU" blasting while Peter pinned stuff to his wall will never not make me laugh. It's so stupid.

Villain designs. They all look like total shit.

Uncle Ben and Aunt May. I forgot Ben was even in thebfirst film and Peter never finding his killer (more accurately, never even trying to find him) was really really weird. That was a HUGE moment for Peter in both the comics and the Raimi films. May just had nothing to do and Field can't hold a candle to Harris. The scene where she forces Peter to take $20 is so damn good and heartbreaking. I miss the times when aunt May was kind and loving and not just a horny MILF.

ASM 1 Spider Suit. Sorry Josh, but that suit was total ass. ASM 2 is indeed Perfection.

There is stuff to like in both. ASM 2 in particular could use a severe edit and it could be greatly improved.
Sabre81
Sabre81 - 3/26/2023, 4:58 AM
@Waifuslayer - You do know Sony had to make ASM so they didn't lose the rights for Spider-Man? Raimi was taking too long for a script, Spider-Man 4, and when Disney bought Marvel in 2009, it was crunch time due to the original deal of releasing a Spider-Man film at least every 5 years. Some say that Sony at least needed something in production every 3years 8 months, but I'm sure there's legal loopholes with that one. It was either lose the rights and they revert to the largest Studio in the world or churn out whatever you can muster in order to keep a nice earner.
Forthas
Forthas - 3/25/2023, 12:45 PM
I thought the first one is better than most of the Tom Holland Spiderman films. The second one, not so much despite having really good potential, great chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and the hints of an interesting take on Green Goblin. The Electro angle and the intrigue revolving around his parents...they could have left out.
ModHaterSLADE
ModHaterSLADE - 3/25/2023, 12:47 PM
Never was crazy about Garfield's take on Parker,but his Spider-Man nailed the quip and joke making tone of the comic.
MosquitoFarmer
MosquitoFarmer - 3/25/2023, 12:57 PM
The pedestrians in at least that 2nd movie though were dumb as a washing machine in a dryer factory. They stuck around to watch danger and applaud like it's a show. And don't get me started on that terrible mother.

https://i.insider.com/5367d0c26bb3f7850716ebc4?width=600&format=jpeg&auto=webp
OrgasmicPotatoe
OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/25/2023, 12:57 PM
I liked the first one well enough. Some rough spots, but overall still enjoyable. I liked how they made him "act" like a spider, meaning, the big web he spins in the sewers to find Lizard, and they way he crawls all over him to wrap him in webbing in the high school fight.

I absolutely loved ASM2's suit, but with time, I've noticed some details that made me like it a lot less. The webbing is barely curved, which gives the impression of a checkered pattern more than webbing, and the logo on the chest is too low, it makes it look like his entire chest is drooping. They nailed the eyes though, as far as non-moving eye lenses go.
Batman91
Batman91 - 3/25/2023, 1:30 PM
Outside of Venom and Morbius, The Amazing Spider-Man is hands down the worst Spider-Man movie for me. It's more of a remake than a reboot, because it's way more similar to the first movie than it needed to be.

I've always enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man 2 despite all it's flaws though. I love the music (not the Electro song with lyrics) and the costume. Gwen's death is one of the saddest scenes in any comic book movie.

All in all I think Andrew Garfield is the best Spider-Man thus far and his chemistry with Emma Stone is amazing, but with that said I still feel No Way Home did for these movies what Endgame did for The Dark World: It made them feel less pointless.
AC1
AC1 - 3/25/2023, 1:57 PM
I feel like I remember you reviewing TASM quite well, then consistently trashing it in articles and comments sections when the majority opinion seemed to sway towards disliking the movie, and now you seem to be pro-TASM again now that this version of the character has been redeemed to the majority by MWH.
Origame
Origame - 3/25/2023, 3:31 PM
@AC1 - in fairness, I think a lot of people let their perception that this series was keeping Spiderman out of the mcu to prevent them from seeing the good. My evidence is no way home. People are now saying he's redeemed but they didn't really do anything to him. They just let him be himself. Not to mention people were warming up to the idea of a third movie even before garfield was confirmed for no way home.
AC1
AC1 - 3/25/2023, 6:54 PM
@Origame - yeah I feel like being caught between the Raimi trilogy ending and not being in the MCU created a really unfair public perception against this version of Spider-Man. Granted the second movie was a bit of a mess but the first was pretty good and it was sad to see it being so unfairly criticised.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 3/25/2023, 2:09 PM


The ASM movies were garbage. No further examination needed.

Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 3/25/2023, 2:28 PM
Sony rushed these movies out in an effort just to keep the rights.
They are really not good at all imo.

Hey, at least Josh accurately put this one under the "Opinion" label this time though! 😝
grif
grif - 3/25/2023, 2:59 PM
who says its over? we still have all of the sequels and spinoffs they promised to look forward to.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 3/25/2023, 3:04 PM
The second costume, the swinging, the quipping, Gwen Stacy, Lizard's quite tragic story (up until ''let's make all of New York lizards!''), Harry's quest for healing, the cranes lining up for Spider-Man and Spider-Man randomly wearing a firefighter hat is all great, but unfortunately the franchise was never more than the sum of it's parts.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 3/25/2023, 3:16 PM
@bkmeijer1 - well said. There's things to enjoy throughout, but they never come together well enough.
MyCoolYoung
MyCoolYoung - 3/25/2023, 3:07 PM
Despite the untold story being a bit of a jumbled mess, I still enjoyed Part 2. This was mainly due to the chemistry between Peter and Gwen, which was the best out of any other Spider-Man and up there with any other superhero romance. Their allergy season scene was particularly adorable, much like the bridge scene between Tom Holland and Zendaya in 'Far From Home'.
FinnishDude
FinnishDude - 3/25/2023, 3:30 PM
Nah, it was awful, Garfield is overrated as Spider-Man and I'm glad that the franchise died.
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