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    Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)

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    God this is so cool, I always wanted brothers.
    Gender: Male
    Type: Iconic Spider Hero
    Age: 17-19 (The Amazing Spider-Man duology)
    26 (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
    Species: "Human"
    Portrayed by: Andrew Garfield
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Amazing Spider-Man and Marvel Cinematic Universe
    First appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    Last appearance: Spider-Manː Across The Spider-Verse (2023)

    Peter Benjamin Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man is the main protagonist of the Marc Webb Spider-Man Films. He was based on the character from Marvel Comics and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He later appears in the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Spider-Man: No Way Home, as a side protagonist.

    Peter Parker is a high school student, later superhero who was bitten by a genetically-altered spider, thus transforming him into a successful cross-species. He is the son of late scientist Richard Parker and his wife Mary Parker. Spider-Man battles many foes throughout The Amazing Spider-Man duology of films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as the Lizard, Electro, the Rhino, Harry Osborn a.k.a. Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Norman Osborn a.k.a. Green Goblin.

    Why He is Amazing

    1. His portrayal as Spider-Man is incredibly spot-on as he captures very well Spider-Man's cocky and highly confident personality, which is more accurate to the comics, making him more interesting than his Raimi films' counterpart.
    2. We get to see his school life and more details about his Spider-Man suit like how can he see from it.
    3. Very original and different than his previous incarnations, he uncovers the mystery behind the disappearance of his parents.
    4. He's a great combination of The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate Spider-Man from the comics, with him looking like 616 Peter Parker and having his Ultimate counterpart's personality.
    5. He has some incredibly interesting and entertaining traits. Like his genius level intellect, and incredibly good fighting skills.
    6. He has some pretty awesome dialogue.
    7. He has really good chemistry with most of the characters, especially his best friend Harry Osborn and his late girlfriend Gwen Stacey.
    8. In fact, his and Gwen’s chemistry has been acclaimed (especially since the actors were actually dating at the time).
    9. He was very friendly and inspiring to Max Dillon before Max becomes Electro by saying "You're not a nobody, You're a somebody. When he reunites with Max in No Way Home, he once again says "You were never a nobody Max". Max also acknowledging that Peter's just a kid and that he's helped a lot of people. He even says that there's got to be a black Spider-Man out there, referencing Miles Morales.
    10. His progression of becoming a great super hero is splendid. As he learns a lot about responsibility, and always tries to put his good ideas into practices. This is excellent character growth that's better than his Raimi films' counterpart.
    11. Due to his genius intellect, he comes up with some awesome and creative ideas that makes him even more interesting.
    12. He is very good at balancing his life between being Spider-Man and not being Spider-Man.
    13. "You know, in the future, if you're gonna steal cars, don't dress like a car thief, man!" (His films) and "Is that a band, are you in a band?" when hearing about the Avengers for the first time in No Way Home.
    14. The first-person point of view shots with him makes the experience more fun and alive, as it can be seen as making the viewer look through his perspective.
    15. The great scene from the 1st film on the bridge when he gives his mask to a kid trapped in a car to give him hope to climb towards him so he can be saved before the web suspending the car he's in breaks.
    16. He was still his likable self in the 2nd film.
    17. The scene from the 2nd film of him helping a kid who was being bullied is great and a wonderful example of how Spider-Man was in the comics.
    18. He has great humor, even in the 2nd film, like the scene where he gets tossed around by electrical towers which play the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." What makes this even funnier is when he says, "I hate this song."
    19. Despite Gwen's father telling him to stay away from Gwen to keep her safe, the 2nd film portrays the decision of him choosing to be with Gwen or keep his promise as a very difficult choice, which is an improvement from the 1st film.
      • On the topic, he knows it's wrong to go back on his word and the guilt of it is eating him alive, and it would be in no good taste if he broke his promise. But he also knows it's wrong to break Gwen's heart instead of moving on from his guilt, and keeping the promise brings them both nothing but pain, especially since they've already been through enough when Gwen lost her father and Peter lost Uncle Ben.
      • As a result of breaking his promise, he suffered the consequences and lost Gwen as a result.
    20. The 2nd film's alternate ending where he reunites his supposedly dead father is heartwarming despite being unnecessary.
    21. The moment where he meets his alternate versions in No Way Home is emotional, pretty intense and well-done.
    22. Speaking of which, he was at his best in No Way Home, since he teams up with his alternate counterparts to help cure the villains and save their universes, and him being in the movie is more than enough to make audiences happy.
      • Not only is he in the movie for a good part, but he also contributes to the story in a good way.
      • The interactions between him and the other 2 Spider-Men are a delight to watch as they have amazing chemistry. Every time these three share the screen is a blast as they share pretty amusing and emotional moments.
        • There's this very wholesome moment when Tobey's Spidey encourages him to think he's amazing after the latter keeps downing himself. It's a scene that also feels self-aware, considering there were many who didn't like Andrew's Spider-Man saga.
        • "I always wanted brothers", "I love you guys"; those lines are so cute they feel improvised when you think the actors must have had a great time shooting the movie.
      • This movie made his first 2 adventures much better and acts as a continuity to the first 2 films by helping him and the other Spider-Men resolve their fears and traumas.
        • He redeemed himself by saving MJ from falling to her death, just as he couldn't save Gwen and it ate him up entirely inside never being able to overcome it and move on. He let himself go and lost sight of what Spider-Man was supposed to symbolize. He also saved her in a similar way to how he tried to save Gwen in the 2nd film.
        • This movie wasn't just about curing the villain's and have them redeemed. It was also about redeeming him and the other Spider-Men, and compensating all their faults and failures from their own respective movies.
    23. He is very helpful and nice when he helps Tobey's Spider-Man after he was stabbed by Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin. And let's not forget when he tells Tobey and Tom that he loves them.

    Bad Qualities

    1. Even if Andrew Garfield portrayed him great, he was a big miscast in the first and second film as he looks too old to look like Peter Parker as a young nerdy high schooler like in the comics, and looks more like Peter when he's in college or maybe not even Peter, looking more like a college football captain or James Franco as Harry Osborn. In fact, several critics pointed out that it would be better if both films were to take place during Peter Parker's time in college after he got his powers and lost Uncle Ben. During the 1st film, he also stutters a lot and adopts a shrill, shy vocal tone in an unconvincing attempt at imitating an introverted dork.
    2. He can be unlikable at times, such as when he ran away after not picking up Aunt May when he was going to Oscorp to meet with Dr Curt Connors. There's also a weird scene from the 1st film where Peter buys chocolate milk and he tries to steal two pennies from a donation plate, while the thief in the store steals money and gives him the milk he was about to buy.
      • While it was nice for the films to depict his goofy, quippy side as Spider-Man, these traits come across as mean-spirited and racous and Spider-Man even threatens to really hurt the criminals if they were his uncle's killer.
      • Speaking of which, in the 1st film, he spends most of the first half of his vigilantism trying to find his uncle's killer which is out of character for him to do so. Peter Parker would blame himself for his uncle's death regardless if the burglar got away unpunished or not.
    3. Peter disrespecting Captain Stacy's dying wish by still dating his daughter in the 1st film will tick many people off, something the sequel at least improved by really making it a difficult choice.
    4. He spends sizable portions of the 1st film with his mask off and unlike most versions of the web-slinger, he takes the mask off on purpose most of the time.
    5. He was slightly reckless in the 2nd film, as he had nonchalant attitude at the beginning of the movie, when Sytsevich plows through the busy streets of New York with his truck, after landing on this truck, he just sits there and starts cracking jokes, effectively allowing Sytsevich to potentially kill and injure numerous people in the process, and doesn't even try to stop him. To make things worse, he even allows Sytsevich to fire his gun out of truck's window and into the open crowd instead of trying to disarm him, again putting innocent lives in danger.
      • On the side note, because of not trying to stop Sytsevich immediately, he nearly misses the graduation ceremony.


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