Over the years, my love for Spider-man grew as I read the comics and watched other cartoons based on the hero. Finally, in 2002, we got Tobey McGuire playing Spider-man on the big screen. I was so excited I bought the book of the movie and read the whole thing! I then collected everything I could and invited all my friends to come see it. My mom packed us into her Durango and we headed to watch the movie. After seeing it I was ecstatic---I loved it---and when the second movie came out it was better than the first. This was the dawn of the superhero movie and it was great. I got to see my favorite hero on the big screen. I was so obsessed I even saved up $100 dollars and got the DVD special edition of the first movie. This was the life until 3 came out and ruined the high we were all on. Looking back it was bad but was it really that bad?
...OK, you got me.
By this time, though, I was full-on into the world of comics and finding other hero's I loved such as: The Flash, The Tick, Ghost Rider, Savage Dragon, Deadpool, and many more. I moved on and I was O.K. with it. Then Andrew Garfield appeared and he brought the Peter I knew and loved, the sassy college kid who made you laugh. He was better than Tobey, and both movies in my opinion were great. They put together a story-line so well that I was on edge waiting for the next movie to see if they would stay in line with the comics. (see Amazing Spider-Man 1&2 podcast). The "Death of the Stacy's" story line was done beautifully. When I heard they dropped the franchise I was pissed as he was a great Spider-Man.In fact, he was Amazing...
While waiting for more Spider-Man, I adopted a son and I opened him up to the world of comic cartoons starting with "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes". Then we found Ultimate Spider-Man and just like me my son fell in love with the Web-Slinger. He has seen a lot of different comic cartoons and to this day his favorites are Spider-Man and Batman. I find it awesome that I am raising a 3rd generation Spider-man fan!
It was Spectacular.
This kid played Spider-Man well and we finally got to see Spider-Man be Spider-Man with super-strength. Yes, we have seen it before but when Spider-Man caught Bucky's metal arm and then asked about it...that is the Spider-Man I grew up with in the comics. They have always done a great job with Spider-Man movies but I think each time they learn something new and bring it to the table. I do believe that Tom Holland will blow us away and this will be the best Spider-Man movie yet. I can't wait to go and see it with my son. I just wish they named it "Spectacular Spider-Man" instead of "Spider-Man: Homecoming".