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As Peter Parker returns to the theatres with Spider-Man: Far From Home, this is the opportunity to let you know our ranking of all the films about the spider man.

On the occasion of the theatrical release of Spider-Man : Far From Home (read our review), we decided to offer you a ranking of all the films about the Spider-Man. Between Sam Raimi’s trilogy, Marc Webb’s two “Amazing” versions and the two Marvel Studios tracks, there’s plenty of material to compare three different visions of Peter Parker: from Tobey Maguire to Andrew Garfield and finally Tom Holland.

We’ve purposely left out the anime Spider-Man: New Generation to focus instead on the live-action films of Spider-Man, despite the fact that he would most certainly have found himself at the top of the ranking thanks to his countless qualities (read our review) Here’s our ranking of the seven live-action films stamped Spider-Man, a saga capable of the best… as well as the worst!

The Amazing Spider-Man is a sequel to the uninspired return of Spider-Man as Andrew Garfield: The Fate of a Hero does even worse than its predecessor by distilling a clearly botched film. Despite its title, Marc Webb’s feature film did not give its hero a great destiny, as the saga came to a halt after this instalment, which met with a bitter box-office failure and garnered rave reviews.

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Yet there was some good in this “amazing” attempt by Spider-Man, starting with Andrew Garfield, who has nothing to be ashamed of, just like Gwen, played on screen by Emma Stone. In this second part, the casting was even enriched by Jamie Foxx in the role of Max Dillon aka Electro, or Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn/Bouffon Vert. However, the sauce definitely doesn’t take, with overly simplistic or caricatured characters and a succession of soulless scenes. To forget.

10 years after the end of Sam Raimi’s trilogy, Spider-Man signed under Marc Webb’s target in 2012, in a “amazing” version that finally didn’t turn out to be as “amazing” as expected. Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man’s unambitious reboot.

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For lack of proposing a different vision of the character formerly played by Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield distils a correct performance, but without the real writing work that made the character of Peter Parker so relevant, even touching. Its real flaw is that it was passed after Sam Raimi’s trilogy, without bringing anything more. The result is a film that you forget very quickly, without being a failure.

Set on fire by critics, and marking the end of the films in which Peter Parker is played by Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man 3 is one of those films that divides. With the daunting task of getting behind Spider-Man 2, now considered by purists as the best spider-man movie in cinema, Spider-Man 3 wants to take us to discover Parker’s dark side and introduces his evil alter ego, which later becomes Venom.

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The problem is that Sam Raimi’s feature film suffers from a huge rhythm problem, with a very slow first part punctuated by humorous passages that denote the dark side we’re looking for, and a second part that serves us a botched express conclusion. Maybe Sam Raimi didn’t have much more to say with this opus, and it’s a shame that the trilogy ended so well with a third episode that doesn’t honour the director’s work on the superhero.

Far from the serious register and the darkness of Sam Raimi’s trilogy, and Marc Webb’s “Amazing” shutters that vaguely tried to copy the same recipe without infusing it with the necessary magic, Marvel’s return home marks a return to the roots. The tone is much lighter, more fun, with a totally reinvented hero closer to the original spirit in the person of Tom Holland. In the same way, his youth breathes life into Spider-Man: Homecoming an extremely refreshing side that Marc Webb was missing so much.

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Homecoming is not a masterpiece, but it is promising, brilliantly integrating Spider-Man into the MCU while giving it the necessary space to exist as a film dedicated to Spider-Man. A promising first part.

From the original spider bite to the discovery of his powers to a major villain with Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Spider-Man took everyone by surprise when he came out 17 years ago (already!). With Spider-Man, Sam Raimi laid the foundation for the superhero movie and managed to establish himself as a major player in the genre. Special mention to Tobey Maguire, the interpreter of Peter Parker and his loser side who knew how to breathe life into the character of Marvel.

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Sam Raimi’s feature film would have deserved the second place in this ranking, but it has, let’s face it, aged a bit, and the film is watched today with less fervour than it used to be, whereas so many superhero films have gone through the same process today, using Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man scheme. Still, it remains a classic.

Spider-Man: Far From Home transforms the Homecoming trial into a success and reassures about the future of the franchise in the hands of Marvel. The film knows how to take risks by taking us to see the country, far from the traditional New York decor of the weaver, while distilling a version of Peter Parker that seems to be one of the most relevant ever seen in movie theatres.

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Like its predecessor, the tone is always very fun, sometimes childish, and flirts well with the teen movie. The villain of the film is hard at work and knows how to ask the right questions, and the conclusion suggests even more promising sequels. Spider-Man: Far From Home is the revival of the spider-man in the movies. A superhero film more modern, more dynamic, but above all refreshing as possible.

Undoubtedly the best Spider-Man live action movie in cinema, and a section that is certainly close to the palm of the best superhero movie, not far behind Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight.

After a first part which defined the bases of the superhero film of the 21st century, Spider-Man 2 deepens its subject by delivering a human dimension to the blockbuster. Here, the action never comes before the writing of the characters. Tobey Maguire is the perfect embodiment of Peter Parker, torn between his life as a superhero and his struggles as a student, in search of a normal life, until he even loses his powers. Never before has the cult phrase “great power implies great responsibility” had such meaning.

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As for the other characters, between Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, or Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius, alias Octopus, all are perfectly credible and radiate all the more by the masterful direction of Sam Raimi, who signed with Spider-Man 2 a superhero film that has since become a real reference.