With “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” opening in theaters this week, it’s time to take a swing down memory lane.
In 12 years, the wall crawler has starred in two very different series with two equally divergent, but quality performances. The common theme that runs through all of them, however, is that villains can make or break a movie.
I’m talking about you, Venom.
So without further ado, here’s is my ranking of the Spider-Man movies thus far.
5. “Spider-Man 3”
4. “The Amazing Spider-Man”
2. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
For my money, Garfield is the definitive big-screen Spider-Man, and possibly the best match of actor and character in the comic book game. Plus, no two actors today have better romantic chemistry than him and Stone. Garfield’s deep love for the character is apparent every second he’s in front of the camera, and seeing him in his much improved costume comes makes it easy to get lost in the moment and believe you’re watching the real Spider-Man.
His take on the character comes so close to the Spidey that so many of us grew up with that he elevates the movie around him.
1. “Spider-Man 2”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” opens in theaters on May 2.