Comparing the origin stories of the Spider-Men


26th November 2012

As The Amazing Spider-Man comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today, let’s take a closer look at how it compares to that other - completely different - Spider-Man film about how Spider-Man became Spider-Man.

IMDB plot synopsis: When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.IMDB plot synopsis: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.
What actually happens: Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Man.What actually happens: Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Man.
Tagline: Go for the ultimate spin.Tagline: The untold story begins.
Peter Parker is:
Peter Parker is:
‘Discovering superpowers’ montage: Climbing walls and learning to swing through streets.‘Discovering superpowers’ montage: Getting really good on a skateboard.
Trailer clip chosen at random: Trailer clip chosen at random:
Uncle Ben advice: "Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility."Uncle Ben advice: "Your father lived by a philosophy, a principle really. He believed that if you could do good things for other people, you had a moral obligation to do those things. That's what’s at stake here. Not a choice, responsibility."
Example of acting:
Example of acting:
IMDB trivia: Tobey Maguire had to have his Spider-Man outfit slightly remodeled as the original design had not made any allowances for when the actor needed a bathroom break. A vent was added to enable him to perform that function without having to take the entire costume off.IMDB trivia: When first wearing the Spider-Man costume Andrew Garfield admitted to shedding tears.
Number of green villains: 1Number of green villains: 1
Sample Spider-Man burn: (to Green Goblin) "It's you who's out, Gobbie. Out of your mind."Sample Spider-Man burn: (to car thief) "If you're gonna steal a car don't dress like a car thief."

Well, there you have it. That certainly proves... something.

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