Not long ago, a piece of film was popular all over the net. Even directly broke the world record.
In just over 2 minutes, the amount of information was overwhelming. People can’t wait to take a closer look frame by frame, dig out the details, and open their minds.
Yes, it is “Spider-Man: No Way Home”.
Among them, the most exciting thing for movie fans is the appearance of classic villains of the past generations: Green Goblin, Electro, Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Lizardman.
Everyone can bring back a lot of memories.
More importantly, this heralds the biggest attraction of this movie: the first two generations of Spider-Man are about to return to help Tom Holland resolve the crisis.
The long-awaited “three generations in the same frame” is likely to come true this time.
This wave of operations can be said to have earned enough viewers’ feelings.
Looking back at the three generations of Spider-Man so far, the memory points are very vivid.
A new generation of Tom Holland version of Spider-Man.
Youthful, childish, still a witty talk. His growth is closely connected with the Marvel Universe.
The Amazing Spider-Man of the previous generation Andrew Garfield version.
The appearance is handsome and unrestrained, the dry frame is also refreshing and neat, and it is a good hand to fall in love.
However, the most classic Spider-Man image in the minds of the public is the Tobey Maguire version.
It’s not an exaggeration to say. He truly opened the era of superheroes on the big screen.
the most important is. After taking off Spider-Man’s shirt, Peter Parker, who is as ordinary as you and me, really resonated widely.
Take this opportunity to review the original Spider-Man trilogy together.
The first part of the trilogy was released in 2002.
“Spider-Man” is purely an action sci-fi blockbuster, competing with big IPs such as “The Lord of the Rings”, “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter”, “Mission Impossible” and so on.
Obviously, compared with the protagonists of these blockbuster films, the initial image of Spider-Man Peter Parker is somewhat ordinary-he is just an ordinary high school student.
Without strong abilities, the appearance is not handsome enough, and the figure is not tall enough. The character is also very inferior.
Even in the eyes of many people, he is a “loser”.
In terms of friendship, he didn’t have any friends except Harry, his only best friend. Also often bullied by classmates.
Missing the bus, I had to chase the car in embarrassment. Not only did he not get help from his classmates, but he was also ridiculed ruthlessly.
In terms of love, of course there is no accomplishment. He has always had a crush on Mary Jane, the girl next door.
But the other party not only didn’t care about him. She also got in his friend Harry’s luxury car.
In terms of family affection, he has been traumatized many times. Both his parents died since childhood, and he was taken care of by his uncle and aunt.
But never expected that this only warmth was also taken away by an accident.
But the last conversation between Peter and his uncle was a quarrel.
The turning point in Peter’s life was in a science exhibition organized by the school. After being bitten by a spider, he turned into a “Spiderman”.
Superb strength, agility, can fly on rocks, walk on walls, and launch spider silk.
But at first, he had no ambitions. I just want to use my ability to pursue love.
In order to buy a luxury car, won the favor of Mary Jane. He went to a wrestling match with high prize money.
As a result, the organizers refused to give him the originally planned 3,000 US dollars on the grounds that Peter won too quickly, and only gave him 100 US dollars to send him.
He held a grudge for it. By chance, I ran into a robber on the way out. He was capable of intercepting, but he felt revenge for a while and let the robbers go.
Unexpectedly, it was this robber who killed Peter’s uncle after going out.
In regret, Peter recalled what his uncle taught him during his lifetime: “The greater the ability, the greater the responsibility.”
The spirit of the Spider-Man sprouts.
After that, Peter began to devote himself to fighting urban crime and fighting against evil forces.
His fate has finally begun to be rewritten. As a result, the second half of the movie has a sense of “counter-attack”.
Peter even got a kiss from his dream lover Mary Jane upside down in the rain.
Later, he ushered in the first rival of his career-Green Goblin.
Green Goblin was originally the father of the best friend Harry. In a failed scientific experiment, he was transformed into a strong, wicked and violent image.
Maliciously set off a bloody storm in the city, and start a battle between good and evil with Spider-Man. He was naturally punished by fate in the end.
But for Peter, except for the victory of the battle. The most important thing is the important lesson of responsibility and ability.
2.Become a Hero
In the second part, Peter officially started his “double life”.
On the one hand, he was an ordinary college student.
He is still plagued by troubles. Living in a simple rental house, I can’t always pay the rent.
In order to make a living, he worked and studied. But it is always inadequate and difficult to take care of. Become a takeaway, but was fired because he was late to save people on the road.
After returning to school. I was also blamed by the teacher for being late for class frequently. The results also plummeted.
On the other side, Spider-Man is playing the role of a “righteous policeman.”
With this special identity, he had to deceive his loved one. He hid his love for Mary Jane.
Also because of saving people, she missed her most important performance. After exhausted, he briefly gave up his Spider-Man identity.
But chatting with his aunt made him realize the meaning of “Spiderman”.
“Everyone likes heroes. It makes us loyal to ourselves, gives us strength, gives us noble sentiments, and finally makes us die gloriously.”
After returning to the identity of Spider-Man, the evil forces he faced have become stronger and stronger.
Dr. Octopus was originally a mad scientist.
Because of a failed experiment, his wife died and he was also controlled by a robotic arm. Became a terrible criminal.
Peter in order to stop his evil behavior.
In the process of fighting with him, he even blocked the runaway train with his physical strength.
In the end, Spider-Man awakened the original soul of Doctor Octopus.
Before the Big Bang, Dr. Octopus sacrificed himself to protect the city.
In this round of struggle, Peter found the value of self-existence.
It can be said that from this beginning, he truly became a superhero.
3.Retrieve the Heart
After going through many obstacles. By the third part, Spider-Man has been touted to the altar.
Life is going smoothly. He continued to go back to school with good grades.
Part-time photographer of “Daily Bugle” and enjoy it.
In terms of love, not only does she embrace the beauty, but also provoke the flowers everywhere.
However, it is not a good thing that fame and fortune come too fast and too fiercely. Peter at this time can be described in one words-floating.
Potential temptations and dangers are approaching him.
The three villains in this movie can be regarded as the ultimate test for Peter.
First comes the enhanced version “New Goblin”. In fact, it was Peter’s best friend Harry.
He has always mistakenly thought that Spider-Man deliberately killed his father. In order to avenge his father’s death, he inherited his father’s Goblin.
Then there is a “sand man” with great power. He was the “accomplice” who killed Uncle Peter.
The biggest enemy “venom”. He appears in liquid form, needs to depend on others to survive, and can give the host strong vitality.
The venom was parasitic on Peter first, letting the evil side of Peter’s heart be released.
Later, he invaded colleagues who were dissatisfied with Peter, giving him the ability to retaliate against Peter.
Furthermore, these three villains test how Peter faces the past and faces himself.
Peter has also been lost.
But in the end, after seeing the dark side of his heart clearly, he understood light and justice more deeply.
He chose to reconcile with the past and guarded his inner conscience.
At this point in the trilogy, the character image of Spider-Man has been plumped, and the emotional foundation of the audience has also been fully established.
Unfortunately, because director Sam Remy parted ways with Sony. There is no follow-up for this version.
But this does not prevent it from becoming a classic.
For a long time, when talking about Spider-Man, the face of Toby Maguire emerged in many people’s hearts.
Now, look back at these trilogy. In all fairness, from the perspective of reduction, it may not be the closest to the original comic book Spider-Man image.
The character reproduction is not as good as the Tom Holland version.
The Tom Holland version of Spider-Man presents Peter’s appearance, figure, hairstyle, and expressions in the comics almost exactly as they were.
The cheerful personality and talkativeness are exactly the same as in the comics.
The degree of detail reduction is not as good as the next two generations.
In the Tobey Maguire version, the silk is spun out of the spider silk directly from its own wrist.
After “The Amazing Spider-Man”, it was changed to the setting of “Spider Silk Launcher” in the comics.
But then again. The degree of reduction is not only reflected in the superficial level of casting and detail setting. More importantly, the restoration of the value core.
From this perspective, Tobey Maguire’s original Spider-Man is actually the closest to the original.
In the original work, Spider-Man is a typical grassroots hero. The story focuses on the growth and changes of ordinary students from immature to mature.
Director Sam Raimi’s adaptation of the original is also based on this.
He was to highlight the difficulty of Peter’s growth. Reinforced his low self-esteem and depression in his early character.
In terms of the plot setting, he can hardly resign the blame for his uncle’s death, which has cast a tragic color on this image.
The reason why Peter was allowed to spin his own silk instead of using the cobweb transmitter.
Sam Raimi said, considering that Peter is a high school student, he would not develop such high-tech things. This also makes Peter’s image more realistic.
In contrast, the second generation “The Amazing Spider-Man”.
As soon as Spider-Man changed the image of Toby’s version, he was a handsome and confident boy.
The story itself is more like a youth film. Love has become the highlight, and saving the world is more like a catalyst for love.
This also makes Peter’s personal growth and changes seem a little abrupt due to the lack of sufficient foreshadowing.
Here comes the third-generation Tom Holland version of Spider-Man.
Peter is not like a civilian hero. He can already be regarded as the successor of Iron Man.
Compared with the simple shirt designed by the original Spider-Man, it is difficult to grow independently.
The Tom Holland version of Spider-Man has a high-end steel suit. There can be 576 types of spider web launch combinations.
These are all thanks to Iron Man’s Stark Industries.
For the troubles in life, mentors from all sides have pointed out the way for him in life. The more outside help, the self-transformation of Jedi Life is naturally weakened accordingly.
In addition, the positioning of the movie itself is also crucial. This determines whether it can become a classic out of the circle.
At the beginning of the 21st century, superhero movies have not yet become a specialized genre.
The original “Spider-Man” trilogy never limited itself to the label of superhero.
It is positioned as a feature film that integrates science fiction, action, love and other elements. It does not pursue the complexity of the story, nor the depth.
What does it pursue? The resonance of the audience.
The protagonist Peter’s grassroots counterattack the main line, naturally narrowing the distance with the audience. Even the story line of the supporting role is very real and full.
For example, Mary Jane, the girl Peter likes, although she has been criticized as a scumbag by many people. But her motives are reasonable and self-consistent.
She was born in an unfortunate family. Her mother was seriously ill and her father had a serious tendency to violence. She lives by hard work and has always adhered to her dream of acting.
Her subsequent choice of love naturally included her desire and dependence on material things.
Harry’s character is also three-dimensional and vivid. His feelings for his father are very complicated.
He was even tortured once because his father liked Peter more than himself.
After his father died, Peter gave him the best company. After learning of Peter’s identity, he fell into a dilemma between friendship and family.
In the end, his feelings for Peter are moving because of these complicated fetters.
These lively characters, the complete story line. Just propped up the real and sensible world of Spider-Man.
Let us see ourselves from different sides.
By the time of “The Amazing Spider-Man”, the movie began to move closer to the superhero typology.
It produced a large number of characters and created multiple model villains.
In addition, the film has more ambition to construct the world, saves personal emotions, and is busy building a network of good and evil relationships.
Makes the film more like a pure superhero film.
Up to now, the third generation of Spider-Man is completely included in the sequence of the Marvel Universe.
The background of the story is set in the battle between red and blue in “Captain America 3”.
To enter this story, you need a certain knowledge base of Marvel movies.
The further you shoot, the higher the threshold. In the end, it became more and more like self-confidence in the circle.
For the general public, I am afraid that only entertainment is left, and it is difficult to have much emotional resonance.
These problems are typical in the film market.
The film is supported by a series of commercial operations such as image IP, high-concept production, and mature marketing team.
It is undeniable that this has brought a surge in the box office.
We waited tirelessly for the reversal and stinger, cheering for the more superb audio-visual effects.
But quietly thinking about it, the story is getting farther and farther away from the real us. The few touches are all related to feelings.
This shortcoming highlights the value of Tobey Maguire’s version of Spider-Man.
Toby’s Peter can be remembered precisely because he is small and lonely enough,
Like ordinary people, he can make mistakes and get tired. He hurt the person he loves most and left a lifelong regret.
He often feels that the doppelganger lacks skill. It is difficult to balance study, work and dreams and is troubled.
It is also because of being so ordinary.
When Peter struggled to break free from his small self, the image of Spider-Man became more powerful and dazzling.
The most memorable scene is that even if he loses his superpowers. Still rushing into the burning building, trying to rescue the child.
At this time, he is not only a heroic role, but more like a kind of hope and a kind of spirit.
It shook the infinite courage and enthusiasm of the viewers.
As Marvel President Kevin Feige said: “Heroes are also mortals.”
And Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man truly interprets-“Only ordinary flesh and blood can write a true legend of heroes.”