Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero and Stan Lee’s greatest gift to the comic book world. Though since the launch of this comic book, there have been many adaptations of this comic book series’ character. From series in; animation TV, movies, there have only been seven theatrical movie to have been made so far. The eighth, “Spider-Man: Far from Home” movie is soon to be released in June (a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming). Spider-Man movies have total of three franchises and three reboots of the same. Some have been praised for their storyline and correct depiction of Peter Parker/Spider-Man like wearing a Spider-Man Jacket. Some were not so lucky with theirs. Here are some of the worst to best Spider-Man theatrical movie:
7) THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN-MAN 2(2014)
Marc Webb’s movie “The Amazing Spider-Man-Man 2” also known as the sequel that no one wanted. With the movie having not just one but many flaws, with the life of the drama in the movie and romantic interest of Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy ( played by Emma Stone) dying for no reason to the “main” villain Electro( Jamie Foxx )awful bad CGI powers and weird make up ,with more villain tossed as subplot . It felt like the movie wanted their audience to experience everything at once. However, in this, Andrew Garfield did a better job in portraying Peter Parker’snerdy awkward character and not forgetting the captivating chemistry between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy but it still felt like an unnecessary squeal to the movie. . The movie made $709 million in the box office but was given an average rating of 5.84/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
6) THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN-MAN (2012)
Marc Webb’s first “ The Amazing Spider-Man “, A retelling of the Spider-Man story after the 2003 Spider-Man, though it felt like this movie has the same feel and the same starting storyline as the Sam Raimi 2003 “Spider-Man” . With the twist of Peter Parker’s father being the reason of him turning into Spider-Man and instead of M.J(Mary Jane) being the love interest, we see Gwen Stacy (played by EmmaStone)instead. Though he chemistry between Andrew Garfield’s “Peter Parker “ and Emma Stones “Gwen Stacy “ was very much loved but still the Andrews “Peter Parker” lacked the awkward personality that Peter Parker has. The movie made $757.9 million in the box office but was given an average rating of 6.65/10 on Rotton Tomatoes.
5) SPIDER-MAN 3(2007)
The finally sequel to the first theatrical Spider-Man franchise ‘Spider-Man 3” directed bySam Raimi. This movie had a lot going on with its plot. With many dramatic villains, hard breaking side drama and Peter going through awkward “trying to look badass “ phase while putting on hair gel and eyeliner. Definitely made us double take while watching this. The finale definitely couldn’t measure up to it’s iconic predecessors, Spider-Man1 and 2 movies but it was almost up there. The movie made $880.2 million in the box office and was the givenan average rating of 6.2/10on Rotten Tomatoes.
4) SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (2017)
Third time cinematic rebooting of the Spider-Man franchise but this time it is a part of the MCU (Marvel cinematic universe)now. After this teenage Spider-Man (played by TomHolland’s) first appeared in the movie “CaptainAmerica: civil war”, we finally have to personally know this new Spider-Man in this movie. Tony Stark being his mentor now and also giving him an “Iron Man” style “Spider-Man suit” .The movie was well received with its cheerful, funny and colorful storyline, high school backdrop and unique fun side characters and good quality CGI. Still, some criticized the juvenility of peter parker portrayed in the movie and the not so subtle awareness of this being part the MCU world made it hard sometimes to pinpoint if it was sole Spider-Man movie or not. The movie made $880.2 million in the box office and was a givenan average rating of 7.64/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
3) SPIDER-MAN 2(2004)
The second sequel to the first Spider-Man (2002) movie franchise. This movie was very well received due it engaging storyline and depiction of how a superhero has to deal with normal life-changing matter while saving the world, giving more depth to the Peter Parker character as well. The movie made $783.8 million in the box office and was a givenan average rating of 8.3/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
2) SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE(2018)
This movie was a game changer in the world American animation. Awarded the “best-animated feature” at the 91st Academy Awards. This was first Non -Disney and Pixar movie to win the “Best Animation Award”. The movie had everything awesome going for it with its unique comic bookish animation visual, amazing storyline and well-developed characters especially Spiderman far from home hoodie. This movie was widely received with good review. The movie made $375.5million in the box office with a budget of 90 million and was given an average rating of 8.74/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
The very first theatrical Spider-Man movie and franchise directed by Sam Rami also considered the very best one of all the Spider-Man movies. The praises to this movie are not biased due to it being the first theatrical Spider-Man movie but because it had given new, perceptive to the superhero movies genre with the movie side drama and well-developed side character subplot. This gave way to a new era of superhero cinematic story in a classic way. Making a very interesting and entertaining movie to watch .this movie was the movie made $821.7 million in the box office with a budget of $139 million and was given an average rating of7.6/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
With the new “Spider-Man: far from home” releasing soon. The list might just be rearranged but for now this is it.