Ranking All of the Live Action Spider-Man Movies

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The BluePrint ranks the movies of the Spider-Man franchise ahead of the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home.

From the creative minds of the late Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. There has been many live action and animated iterations of the Web Head himself Spider-Man. Their has been 3 different people who have done the live action versions of Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, and the most recent Tom Holland.

Tobey Maguire has 3 movies and they came out in the early 2000s. Andrew Garfield has 2 movies his movies were canceled after the second one didn’t do very well in the box office, and it had a lot of hate on the movie as well, and His movies came out in the early 2010s. Tom Holland has 2 movies soon to be 3 with his third movie coming out on December 17.

There is a lot of speculation the all three Spider-Men will be in Tom’s third movie. I would like to believe this but I am scared that they will not be in it, and everyone will say it was a bad movie just because all of the Spider-Men weren’t in it. Now that’s not to say I don’t have high hopes in it on the contrary; I actually think they are in it and it is going to be the best live action Spider-Man movie every.

This list will be going to be from least to greatest, and this list is only my opinion:

Number 7: Spider-Man 3 (2007)

This movie is just too much they tried to fit to much into a 2 hour movie. The list of new characters includes: Venom, Sandman, Gwen Stacy, Captain Stacy, Dr. Curt Connors (the lizard). All of these characters should be main roles were all introduced into one movie. Some good things about this movie is that it’s laughably bad. If you need a good laugh watch this movie.

Number 6: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

This movie falls into the same pit as Spider-Man 3 the abundance of new characters. They also did my boy Jamie Foxx dirty with the hairline they gave him, but the bright side of this movie is the special effects. In every fight especially the fights with electro the CGI is beautiful and it is so pleasing to look at.

Even though I love Andrew Garfield in any movie he does, and I think he is the best Spider-Man this movie lacks compared to all the other movies from the pacing to the absurd amount of new characters added.

It seems to be a trend with near the end of a saga of a Spider-Man trilogy they want to interduce all of the sinister six to get a big battle at the end of the next one with all the previous villains.

Number 5: Spider-Man Far From Home (2019)

As much as I love Tom Hollands Spider-Man performance, but He relies too much on others. I know that this movie is used to show him breaking away becoming his own hero away from Tony Stark (Iron Man). Even in the movie he still uses Tony’s tech to build a new suit, however I do like the moments when Peter Parker closes his eyes and uses his Spider Sense to defeat Mysterio.

Those are the scenes I am looking for with Tom Hollands Spider-Man acting more by himself and taking down villains. With the new movie coming up I believe this will be the best Spider-Man movie every. Like I mentioned in previously the Sinister Six always is tried to be set up and it fails, but in Spider-Man No Way Home the villains have been set up already as they are taking the villains from the previous movies and putting them in this one.

I don’t think Tom’s Spider-Man is the best yet, but he has the potential to be the best.

Number 4: Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)

I like the introduction of Spider-Man into the MCU. I love seeing Spider-Man interact with all of the different Heroes in the MCU, however the fact that they completely skipped over Uncle Ben in this movie not even a mention of his name. Know I understand that they say that we have seen the origin story from Spider-Man done twice, but why not even mention Ben even in a flashback.

But no let’s just replace the most important part in Spider-Man character development with Iron Man because he is an established character in our big money movies. Even if Tony Stark was not in this Spider-Man movie it still would have done as well as it did, or just give him a smaller role and let Uncle Ben come in just for even ten minutes.

Number 3: Spider-Man (2002)

Willem Dafoe was amazing in this probably the best villain in the entire Spider-Man series. He gave a stunning performance, and that laugh of his, is perfect for this role of the Green Goblin. His acting was spot on in terms of comic accuracy, and he was the perfect blend of crazy and sane for all the parts where he was Norman Osborn. He also had some of the most deep lines ever.

This one is my favorite, “The one thing they love more than a hero, is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you’ve done for them, eventually, they will hate you. Why bother?” This line is true for the Spider-Man character as if you have read any of the comics Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin always turns the city of New York on Spider-Man.

Another bright spot in this movie is that this is the Godfather of all modern day superhero movies with out this one we wouldn’t have the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) or any of the superhero media we have today. Tobey’s performance was perfect for a Peter Parker it was the perfect blend of goofiness, nerdiness, and charming none the less.

It is a perfect origin story movie, although that comes with a down side as we don’t see the hero of Spider-Man until half way through the movie. However overall not just a great Spider-Man movie but a great movie in general.

Number 2: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Number 1: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)