Why Spider-Man Animated Stories Are Better Than Live-Action

With Spider-Man: No Way Home, the appearances of Spider-Men past and present caused a stir over which actor brought the most faithful and all-around best interpretation of the web-slinger to the screen: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, or Tom Holland.

Each actor that has taken on the “great responsibility” of playing Peter Parker did so in their own unique way to varying levels of success, between Maguire’s down-to-earth charm, Garfield’s melancholy angst, and Holland’s optimistic naïveté.

When it comes to playing the spectacularly amazing Spider-Man himself, however, none of these actors have been able to embody the character’s true style of heroics on the big screen.

While the gravity-defying courage that made Spider-Man a comic idol has been limited by the confines of practicality in live-action filmmaking, the realm of animation has yielded the web-head his best venue to demonstrate the kind of kinetic dynamism and even…

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