19 Ways Andrew Garfield Proved He Was Most Amazing Spider Man
Say what you will about ' The Amazing Spider-Man ' and its sequel, but Andrew Garfield 's take on the eponymous hero was a thing of beauty. I mean, sure, his Peter Parker was maybe a little too cool for school, but you'd be hard-pressed to argue his depiction of Spider-Man. In addition to bringing the character's heart and humor, Garfield actually looked the part, especially compared to the now-iconic Ultimate Marvel Universe version. (Honestly, the below video says it all.)https://youtu.be/3XpQyfONFdY
Alas, Garfield's turn as Spider-Man was cut short after 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' failed to win over critics and audiences (although fans can still look forward to Tom Holland as Spider-Man in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War'). But in honor of the actor's 32nd birthday, we're taking a look back at what made Garfield's Spider-Man the most astonishing, spectacular and, dare we say, amazing ...
- He had the moves. Sony/Marvel
Not only did Garfield look the part of Spider-Man, he moved like him too. Granted, a lot of that was probably CGI, but it was his CG model doing whatever a spider can.
- He invented his own web-shooters. Sony/Marvel
When the first trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man' hit the web (heh, web ), Garfield's Spidey already had a leg up for creating actual web-shooters -- as opposed to the oft-bemoaned organic web-shooters in Sam Raimi's movies.
- And he put them to good use. Sony/Marvel
- He didn't take $#&! from nobody. Sony/Marvel
Don't let it be said Garfield's Spider-Man didn't crack plenty of wise, much in keeping with his comic book counterpart. With great power comes great quips.
- Especially from this guy. Sony/Marvel
That's what we like to call 'committing to the bit,' ladies and gentlemen.
- Seriously, he let this dude have it. Sony/Marvel
Aww, poor car thief.
- He also saved Stan Lee that one time. Sony/Marvel
Best cameo ever?
- He was tech-savvy. Sony/Marvel
Garfield's Spider-Man was very much a millennial take on the character, which seemed appropriate for the Ultimate-inspired version on the wall-crawler. You just know he was constantly having to update Aunt May's computer software.
- And he could multitask. Sony/Marvel
Like any good millennial, Garfield's Spidey was an expert at doing multiple things at once -- even if one of those things was safeguarding a highly unstable plutonium vial.
- His non-lethal combat was aces. Sony/Marvel
In classic form, Garfield's Spider-Man wasn't exactly on the best terms with the NYPD. (That's what happens when you date the Captain's daughter.) But he did know not to hit too hard.
- He was even pals with a few firemen. Sony/Marvel
Come on, how can you not love this guy?
- But he was still a man of the people. Sony/Marvel
Heart of Gold, thy name is Andrew Garfield.
- When life gave him lemons, he made lemonade. Sony/Marvel
Even with only two movies to his name, Garfield's Spidey got himself into quite a few scrapes with the bad guys -- but he definitely held his own.
- And there were a bunch of lemons. Sony/Marvel
The Lizard, the Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin -- not to mention petty criminals. Ah, what might have been this series' version of the Sinister Six...
- But he was pretty cordial about it. Sony/Marvel
'Hey, my name is Spider-Man! You can call me Web-head, you can call me Amazing, just don't call me late for dinner, you get it?'
- He looked out for his own. Sony/Marvel
Garfield may have grown up in Great Britain, but his Spider-Man was full-blooded New Yorker and gave back to his fellow citizens.
- Even the little guy. Sony/Marvel
- Especially the little guy. Sony/Marvel
- He knew when to make a comeback. Sony/Marvel
After losing his girlfriend to the dastardly Green Goblin, it would have been all too easy for Spider-Man to hang up the suit and wallow in misery for a few years. But Garfield's Spidey wasn't about to turn his back on the people when they needed him most.