Even though Tom Holland’s Spiderman: Homecoming was very well acclaimed critically and will hopefully get a better box-office return as suggested by the weekend box-office returns it got. But still, Homecoming lacked in some places where Tobey’s Spiderman 2 was fully packed. Here are the reasons why Spiderman 2 was a better movie:
Aunt May was closer to the comics
Even though Homecoming showed a younger and hotter Aunt May much to the liking of the audiences, Spiderman 2’s aunt may be much more truthful to the comics. Rosemary Harris in the Raimi’s film not only looks the part more but she’s the film’s heart and soul.
Romance is more compelling
Peter Parker is a character who has had touching relationships with his love interests and Spiderman 2 showed a very good chemistry between Peter and Mary Jane whereas Spider-Man: Homecoming only touches Peter’s love life a little bit.
Peter is more believable uncool
Peter Parker in the new movie was portrayed as a very smart character where was in Spiderman 2, Peter was more dorky and self-conscious along with being a smart-ass and that his the correct interpretation of how Peter should be.
The Train Scene
Spider-Man: Homecoming was full of action and adventure and it even gave a nod to the epic train-stopping scene from Spiderman 2. But, the original was the best and it can never be remade as the intensity of the scene was top notch and Tobey Maguire nailed it.
Shows More Hardship in Peter’s Life
One key aspect of Spider-Man which Spiderman 2 nailed that Homecoming doesn’t is that things almost NEVER go well for Peter Parker. He loses a job, he can’t pay rent, he loses his powers out of emotional angst, everything in his life is a struggle whereas it was kinda cool for Peter in Homecoming.
It Has J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson is the iconic comic book character who is the head of Daily Bugle and is played by J.K. Simmons in Spiderman 2. He was, in fact, the highlight of the entire Spiderman series and that sort of highlight was totally missing from Homecoming.
Doc. Ock is the best Spidey Villian
Michael Keaton as The Vulture is one of the best things about Homecoming. But great as Keaton’s Vulture is, Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock is still the gold standard for comic book movie villains. He is and always be the best Spider-Man villain interpretation we will ever get.
Spiderman 2 is more emotionally intriguing
Everyone knows Spider-Man’s origin and it doesn’t need to be shown yet again, but not showing Uncle Ben’s death again doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be felt. Homecoming only touched the fact of Uncle Ben’s absence in one scene and was devoid of it for the whole movie.
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