“Garfield Minus Garfield” is one of the greatest examples of the internet using its creative powers for good.
The concept of the rejiggered comic strip is that, if you take the lasagna-loving cat out of his own comics, it leaves his owner Jon as a borderline schizophrenic who talks to himself, a depressing, existential look at a lonely man’s life.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” also just happens to include a Garfield: one Andrew Garfield, who plays the title character. So in the vein of “Garfield Minus Garfield” we decided to see what it would be like if we took Peter Parker out of the first movie of the franchise, our own “Amazing Spider-Man Without (Andrew) Garfield”.
As it turns out, it’s actually pretty sad, with Gwen Stacy imagining a boyfriend to compensate for her loneliness, Uncle Ben imagining his brother’s long-lost nephew to deal with his grief, and even big bad The Lizard imagining a nemesis as he dives further into madness.
Check it out, and be prepared to deal with the existential angst the video is sure to bring out.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ opens May 2.