Spider-Man Movies: 7 Perfect Performances & 7 That Sucked

The biggest swings and crashes in the web-slinger's modern cinematic history.

Spider-Man Movie Performances
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Despite how phenomenally popular Spider-Man is as a character across just about the broadest spectrum there is in comics and comic book movies, his time on the big screen has not been without missteps.

The early days of TV movies were terrible (including one Japanese monstrosity that needs to be seen to be believed) and The Amazing Spider-Man movies were dull and ill-conceived from day one. But then, this is also a franchise capable of absolutely stunning highs, with the recent MCU movies proving exceptional additions and Sam Raimi's trilogy mostly being brilliant. Were it not for some of the poor decisions of the finale, it would have been a truly great mini-series of movies.

Naturally, because of those highs and lows, the performances in there have ranged from stunning to stupifying and with Far From Home out now, it's the perfect time to see if any of those performances break into either category.

WARNING: THE FINAL POINT ON THIS LUST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME. READ ON WITH CAUTION.

First the poor ones...

7 Spider-Man Performances That Sucked

7. Topher Grace - Eddie Brock/Venom

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At this stage, it might seem like shooting fish in a barrel to criticise Topher Grace's part in Spider-Man 3 and it probably is fair to say that it wasn't all the fault of the actor. He was let down by a director who didn't really want him and a studio over-keen to get his character in there no matter what.

The cruelest thing about Grace's Eddie Brock is that it's an unfair reflection on his acting ability. He played a darker character incredibly well in Robert Rodriguez's Predators, so it's not like he wasn't capable. It's just that this one didn't click in the slightest and we ended up with one of the most notorious missteps in comic book movie history.

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