Things I Like: Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Sam Raimi Spider-Man Trilogy)

Peter Parker taking pictures school field trip Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

Spider-Man had been my favorite superhero since I was a kid, and I really liked Tobey Maguire’s portrayal of him. This was the first time Spider-Man was made into a major movie, so Maguire had a lot to live up to, but he always seemed like a good fit. He certainly captured Peter Parker’s geeky nature before he gets bit and acquires super-powers.

Peter Parker defeats flash Thompson Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

Then he becomes strong and without the need for glasses. I thought they showed his powers pretty well. I like when superhero movies show how their powers work on regular humans.

Peter Parker wrestling bonesaw Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

Despite being afraid, he took care of Bonesaw, a professional wrestler pretty easy.

Peter Parker crying over uncle ben Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

But soon after his Uncle Ben gets shot, and it was somewhat his fault. That stings.

Spider-man meets Mary Jane Watson Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

I liked his relationship with Mary Jane Watson throughout all three films. A lot of mystery, saving, and pain for them both.

First fight green goblin vs Spider-Man Spider-Man 1 Tobey Maguire

I think my favorite villain for him to fight was Green Goblin. I think the personal-factor made it all the better. Though I do think Spider-Man 2 was the better movie overall.

Pizza time Spider-Man 2 Tobey Maguire

I always felt bad for Peter when it came to jobs and getting his rent taken care of. No Tony Starks to bail this guy out.

Spider-man 2 stopped subway train

But like most versions of Spider-Man, you could see this Peter Parker would always do the right thing, even when it meant his own doom.

Spider-man 3 emo Peter Parker

Until an evil alien bonds to him and turns him emo. I really didn’t like Venom-Peter Parker.

Spider-man 3 black suit Spider-Man

But I did like his post-rejection and his fight with Eddie Brock’s Venom incarnation.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Emmylou says:

    I really liked this trilogy. I thought Tobey did a great job, but my fave Spiderman is Andrew Garfield:D


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