Film Theory: The Spiderman 2 Mystery! Why Spiderman Lost His Powers!

  • Published on Jan 10, 2019
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    We've seen a lot of Spider-Man lately. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and soon Spider-Man: Far From Home. Before that we saw Andrew Garfield slinging webs with Emma Stone for a couple movies, but I want you to think FURTHER back. That's right, I'm talking Tobey Maguire Spider-Man.
    Remember how at the end of his first movie EVERYTHING had gone wrong? Norman Osborn - the Green Goblin - was gone, his best friend was fatherless, Uncle Ben did what all Uncle Ben's do, etc.. It was all very sad. In Spider-Man 2, we see a Spider-Man without his powers. I want to talk about WHY he lost his powers. What made our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man just plain, old Peter Parker?
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  • Baconlord 906
    Baconlord 906 20 hours ago +1

    He has memorized Mario’s height

  • Matthew Diola
    Matthew Diola Day ago

    11:06 hmm self care huh? 😏

  • Spy
    Spy Day ago

    The reason why he lost his powers is because Peter forgot to pay Mr Dikovitch RENT!!!!!

  • Brandon Krol
    Brandon Krol Day ago

    If Spidey was real, he would not be pleased about the fact that his name is not hyphenated in the title. I’m not joking. It’s surprising how often he makes a point about his name being hyphenated to people.

  • Amazing Jack
    Amazing Jack Day ago


  • R&A. Official
    R&A. Official Day ago

    Bruh,the reason peter lost his powers is because he gave up because the city gave up on spider man,not because of PTSD.And when he gets them back to fight doctor octopus its becuase the city needed him,so they believed in spider man.And thats why he got his powers back

  • kaine bolts
    kaine bolts Day ago +1

    In the comics one issue he randomly loses his powers but when he has to fights he noticed his spider sense works and then the other powers come back mid fight

  • Charles Pletzke
    Charles Pletzke Day ago +2

    ORRRR Mary Jane is a Petty B**ch

  • That One Guy
    That One Guy Day ago

    Was I not supposed to know it was ptsd I always just assumed that’s what it was, thanks for the confirmation though

  • Emily Diekemper
    Emily Diekemper 2 days ago


  • Oshun Synnamon-Honey

    Nnoooo, lmao, not "Bobble head Tobey Maguire".😭

  • wojo 006
    wojo 006 2 days ago


  • Snoopyyy Miller
    Snoopyyy Miller 2 days ago

    1:13 pat: press f to pay respects
    Me:does this entire thing just to press f

    CHEEP PRODUCTIONZ ! 3 days ago

    Thank you for adressing the dangers of mental health

  • TheHaxBOI
    TheHaxBOI 3 days ago


  • Alan Deblois
    Alan Deblois 3 days ago

    You just made me love the Sam Rami movies now...

  • Son - Stevkan
    Son - Stevkan 3 days ago

    So... this basically just explained what everyone already knew? He lost his powers cuz he went through some fucked up shit and wasn’t right mentally... that wasn’t unexplained that was implied and pretty obvious lol
    I mean I love You MatPat and I love Film Theory but this one seemed really pointless.

  • CliCky
    CliCky 3 days ago

    How did you make Lucas the spider not cute right here 1:19

  • Leah GooDa
    Leah GooDa 3 days ago

    “He has memorized Mario’s night”

  • Grizbands
    Grizbands 3 days ago

    I didn’t know dna changes because i question myself and have a mental illness, who knew.

  • TheGoogle27
    TheGoogle27 3 days ago

    7:36 me and some of the bois sneaking into a film theory video before we come a meme

  • AnimeGirl15
    AnimeGirl15 4 days ago


  • Ethan Choate
    Ethan Choate 4 days ago

    I actually have PDSD

  • Spunky Sanchez
    Spunky Sanchez 4 days ago


  • Leonardo Ramirez
    Leonardo Ramirez 4 days ago

    8:36 caught me off guard

  • That1 CODGuy360
    That1 CODGuy360 4 days ago

    0:01 Damn, I Remember Watching All Those Old School Spiderman Shows

  • Regan Beech
    Regan Beech 4 days ago +1


  • Just Dom
    Just Dom 5 days ago


  • Lego Brix Studio
    Lego Brix Studio 5 days ago

    Me and the boys before it was popular

  • Alex Hemmel
    Alex Hemmel 5 days ago +4

    *thanos snaps* “mr. theory man I don’t feel so good”

  • Wallyian Massò
    Wallyian Massò 5 days ago

    Who was the *GENIOUS* man or women who memed the beging if this video?

  • YTM
    YTM 5 days ago

    I have PTSD apparently

  • Tiger da cat
    Tiger da cat 5 days ago

    I pressed f

  • SH4D0W Blake
    SH4D0W Blake 6 days ago +1

    Ok game theory in Spider-Man into the spiderverse miles saw peter die and he goes through that disease why are his powers more effective then

  • Jaquan, Tyrone's Older Brother

    it’s funny because this was never actually a mystery

    people (or at least most i’ve seen on the internet) concluded that his emotional turmoil over always having to choose spider man over his own life was why he was that way

  • O f f l i n e [ o n ]

    No it is definitely not a theory, now it's real, every thing makes sense now!!!

  • Wakanda Forever
    Wakanda Forever 6 days ago


  • Alonzo Chapman
    Alonzo Chapman 6 days ago +1

    Nice job they already said this in the movie

  • the cookie eating master panda kid


  • gamingfan_2758 234
    gamingfan_2758 234 6 days ago

    Welp...i think i have ptsd.....that's fun!

  • Challenge Gaming
    Challenge Gaming 7 days ago


  • Ironspider2099
    Ironspider2099 7 days ago


  • Samir Johnson
    Samir Johnson 7 days ago

    Good work with that intro Mat!

  • Cole Lewis
    Cole Lewis 7 days ago


  • Rubbish Sarah
    Rubbish Sarah 7 days ago +1


  • fanfan lingo
    fanfan lingo 7 days ago

    I think I may have minor ptsd

  • Billy Rowe
    Billy Rowe 7 days ago


  • murad hero
    murad hero 7 days ago +1

    You like moveis
    Press like

  • James
    James 7 days ago +3

    Great now i have Hypochondria and PTSD

  • Werdco 57632
    Werdco 57632 8 days ago

    PTSD is 3.141583
    (pi to seven digits)

  • Jason Albarran
    Jason Albarran 8 days ago

    Laughed too hard at "I'm on to you aunt May"

  • Jonathan Sng
    Jonathan Sng 8 days ago

    7:37 the boys

  • Jackson Yarbrough
    Jackson Yarbrough 8 days ago


  • Wassel
    Wassel 8 days ago


  • Simon Bodega
    Simon Bodega 8 days ago

    I heard the crack and knew exactly what it was, rip Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man’s girlfriend’s life

  • noglas potato
    noglas potato 8 days ago +1

    I have been wanting to know this for 4 YEARS thanks 🙏🏽

    • charles thomas
      charles thomas 8 days ago

      Gaming Noob that’s sad

      I hope you get a skin one day or at least the battle pass lmao

  • Random Asian
    Random Asian 8 days ago


  • Keyri Hernanadez
    Keyri Hernanadez 8 days ago

    He lost his powers because he was heartbroken by M.J.(my opinion)

  • your FBI agent
    your FBI agent 8 days ago


  • Ceramic G!
    Ceramic G! 9 days ago +1

    XD dat song at the start tho lmao lol

  • Mr. Scarlo
    Mr. Scarlo 9 days ago

    1:14 We lost two Spider-Men in 2018. Rest In Peace.

  • Oscar Falkman
    Oscar Falkman 9 days ago

    Do i have P. D. S. D

  • Scarlett Flannery
    Scarlett Flannery 9 days ago

    F to pay respect

  • Christian Konkler
    Christian Konkler 10 days ago

    You got that all wrong matpat, adaa actually stands for American dodgeball association of America. I don't know where the heck you got depression from.

  • Icee Clash
    Icee Clash 10 days ago +19

    *uses game theory logo for film theory intro*
    Me: what sorcery is this!?!

    DBGAMER 10 days ago

    Matpat: Press F to pay respect...
    Me: *(Clicks F)*

  • Sein Acevedo
    Sein Acevedo 10 days ago

    f i have spiderman power for real

  • jesus moguel
    jesus moguel 11 days ago

    Doctor Octopus’s wife, ask if peter has a gf but peter doesn’t know and Octavius replies with “Love should never be kept a secret.If you keep something complicated such as love, it can make you sick. And I got this information from stock exchange

  • Jacob Wertenberger
    Jacob Wertenberger 11 days ago

    No the ADAA stands for the American dodgeball association of America

  • Nikolas Lipimenos
    Nikolas Lipimenos 12 days ago

    It might be a little cliche but in CinemaWins vid for spiderman 2 he points out a scene where Otto tells peter " if you keep something as complicated as love inside it can make you sick" and as we see after he tell mj that he "doesn't love her" his powers start failing and when he goes to show his love at the cafe scene his powers come back so yeah the reason might be love

  • F B I
    F B I 12 days ago

    u telling me he made a whole theme song

  • kudakwavo vhudzijena
    kudakwavo vhudzijena 12 days ago +1

    Adding even more depth to one of the greatest films ever made?! And teaching me about PTSD while you're at it? Thanx Theory Maaan😊, you'll always have your very own Gargoyle reserved for you to brood on in my city.

  • Kill Yourself
    Kill Yourself 13 days ago

    The Blonde Spiderman isn't Toby but the Fat one was Toby also I thought it was because it was depression, he his Uncle was Killed a father figure was killed and he couldn't tell the love of his life he loved her although that only sorta cut the powers from him when he was at his most sad, it came back when Doctor Octopus robbed the bank it came back because he knew his Aunt was endanger and infact his powers didn't work in the bank because no matter depression is still there his body and mind was more concerned about Aunt May and when his Aunt was safe it stopped working and when Mary Jane was endanger his power came and once Peter and Mary Jane loved eachother it came back to stay due to being reassured and knowing that his love loved him back

  • Clumbsy Levi
    Clumbsy Levi 13 days ago

    Lol Browser Logo

  • migit man gamer
    migit man gamer 13 days ago +1


  • Tai Collie
    Tai Collie 13 days ago +1


  • Christian Candelaria
    Christian Candelaria 13 days ago +4

    Thanks: I will balence the universe.
    Spider Man dance's.
    Thanos:I give up

  • Dark Avenger
    Dark Avenger 14 days ago +1

    Finally I’ve been waiting for this🙀

  • amazing -pluto300
    amazing -pluto300 14 days ago +1


  • Ryan Rusnak
    Ryan Rusnak 14 days ago

    I loved the beginning part!

  • Shadow Stones123
    Shadow Stones123 14 days ago

    In one of those three poster spidy was putting up a... bad finger?

  • power to shape
    power to shape 14 days ago

    You forgot the hyphen between 🕷️ and👨

  • A Random Meme Guy
    A Random Meme Guy 14 days ago

    Me and the boys in a game theory vid

  • Zander Man
    Zander Man 15 days ago


  • CarFreak Isaac
    CarFreak Isaac 15 days ago


    I did it

  • C D
    C D 15 days ago


  • Charlotte1244
    Charlotte1244 15 days ago +1

    What I'm confused about is in the more modern movies of spiderman eg spiderman homecoming, he had to artificially make his spiderwebs as if he didn't have any power? That doesn't make any sense because all the previous movies show spiderman being able to shoot webs from his own wrists. So does he really have any superpowers at all? Sure he has immense strength but with enough time and effort, anyone can have that ability to be strong.

  • God’s Honest Truther
    God’s Honest Truther 16 days ago +1


  • Omar Arellano
    Omar Arellano 16 days ago

    Me:Mom can we get Spiderman?
    My mom:We have Spiderman at home
    Spiderman at home:THEORY MAN

  • Spiderman 3.0
    Spiderman 3.0 16 days ago

    Matpat: superheroes have there own issues me: I never knew losing a little loved one was an issue

  • Jonathan Warrdddedcxddeececldron

    What is with the creepy weird music in the like..background of the audio in this video ? I didn’t even hear it until I put in headphones but even with those it isn’t immediately noticeable

  • Potery Pete
    Potery Pete 16 days ago

    7:36 me and the bois making an appearance in game theory

  • Roharn ODell
    Roharn ODell 16 days ago

    YEET is all im ganna say shoot i just said all that to

  • Liam Clements
    Liam Clements 16 days ago

    When I was really young i had a dream about a green spiderman and now here he is

  • Spider- man
    Spider- man 17 days ago


  • Nick Plays
    Nick Plays 17 days ago


  • CheetoPuff 111
    CheetoPuff 111 17 days ago

    Finally, somebody agrees with me, because I keep saying that the first three spider mans were like my favorite Spider-Man is because I really only watched those and they don't like.

  • Bath Man
    Bath Man 17 days ago


  • Re As
    Re As 17 days ago +1

    For not huuuuuge marvel fans did you know that spider man didn't need the spider bite to become spider man and he lost his powers because his inner power was weak