Critic Review - CNN.com

At 28, Garfield's slightly older than Maguire was when he played Peter Parker in 2002, but his combination of fresh-faced innocence, nervous agitation and wry humor is immediately appealing.

July 3, 2012 Full Review Source: CNN.com | Comments (17)
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Pantaleon Ellis

Pantaleon Ellis

Get off the crack, it is clearly you were watching the wrong movie. This is the worst Spider-man movie to date. They have not made a decent spider-man at all not even in the 2000s and not this week.

Jul 5 - 08:01 PM

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Facebook User

lol?

Jul 8 - 01:22 PM

Joanne Newton

Joanne Newton

I think YOU must be on crack, if you thought this was worse than Spiderman 3, which was a complete hack job.

Jul 8 - 04:26 PM

Norman Dostal

Norman Dostal

No, Joanne-youre just a silly girl. Spider 3 had some heart and decent acting-this one was BAD all around-terrible cast (Garfield is almost 30 and looks it! Emma as a smart girl? what???)- and teh script was awful-bad lines, no resonance, no heart at all-Martin sheen could barely talk through thsoe dentures and he was clearly 30 years older than Fields!

Jul 11 - 05:25 PM

Jonathan Nance

Jonathan Nance

Spiderman 3 had some great parts to it, but when it came to romance, well, there was none.

Aug 27 - 04:47 PM

Joyce Dyan Fulgencio

Joyce Dyan Fulgencio

Agreed, I was totally impressed with Garfield's portrayal of both Peter Parker AND Spiderman.

Jul 6 - 04:31 PM

Norman Dostal

Norman Dostal

youre a silly girl who likes cute boys. I also like cute boys, but Garfield could not act at all in this piece-he was truly terrible.

Jul 11 - 05:26 PM

Jonathan Nance

Jonathan Nance

I agree, Garfield didn't act the part as it called for, but you don't need to argue with other views by insulting the person. Total ad-hominem.

Aug 27 - 04:50 PM

Joanne Newton

Joanne Newton

There was always something about Maguire's performance that was bugged me, it seemed too forced. And I love Spiderman 2. But Garfield seemed more in tune with that geeky, awkward, slightly cocky side of a teenager. It felt genuine and his emotion was real.

Jul 8 - 04:30 PM

Norman Dostal

Norman Dostal

youre a fool-Garfield is a supermodel! Macguire was PERFECT as spiderman-you need to go see Twilight 6 or something...

Jul 11 - 05:27 PM

Juan Astudillo

Juan Astudillo

oh..-.you---the one that is always right...all that liked this movie r wrong..because you say so---go get a life fa...t

Jul 22 - 02:11 PM

Cody H.

Cody Halpert

Not everyone has to agree with your opinion, Norman. And I don't think anyone cares about it, either.

Oct 8 - 07:13 PM

Akeem Smith

Akeem Smith

It was a great movie better than the first and third spider-man...

Jul 11 - 08:15 PM

McBeth C.

McBeth Crowe

Jul 17 - 09:14 AM

Lynde Smith

Lynde Smith

My favorite thing about his performance, was that he managed to act like a teenager without being a stereotype.

Aug 1 - 04:07 PM

Jonathan Nance

Jonathan Nance

I think they botched the character when they tried to fix it. I can see what they were trying, a fun and witty hero, but they get a low mix of all of it.

Aug 27 - 04:46 PM

Kevon Newgem

Kevon Newgem

As an awkward, shy as hell kid, Garfield had me fooled. That probably doesn't get any credibility, but the mannerism, and the timing of his jokes were well in line.

Oct 30 - 11:19 PM

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