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2002 – Spider-Man

Tobey McGuire as Peter Parker didn’t seem weird at the time but that was an adult man playing a teenager. Anyway, Spider-Man is a great movie and one of the reasons why it took so long for them to find the perfect Peter Parker in Tom Holland for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When it comes to Peter, he can either be played too safe or too outrageous. Tobey’s was almost too safe and wasn’t fully the Peter we knew and loved from the comics. Still though, it didn’t change the fact that we loved this movie. And Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin? Honestly, kudos to whoever cast that part.

It really is a good superhero movie. Again, this was pre-Iron Man days so our superhero movies were a bit different than they are now. Still, movies like Spider-Man are the reasons that we have the DCEU or the MCU to begin with.

Their success helped fuel Hollywood to get more superhero movies out there and so, in the long run, we have to also thank Spider-Man with Tobey McGuire for anything that is happening in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So you can blame Tobey McGuire for Thanos snapping away our favorites.