The (ALMOST) Amazing Spider-Man

  • Published on Feb 7, 2019
    I pinky promise this is (almost) the last Spider-Man Video HiTop Films will do. This Video Essay focuses on Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, and how The Amazing Spider-Man is almost amazing. Henceforth the title, The (ALMOST) Amazing Spider-Man. I hope you guys enjoy this Spider-Man Video Essay, and I hope you all are well.
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  • HiTop Films
    HiTop Films  6 months ago +1188

    Going to be uploading A LOT over the next two months. I have one more special Spider-Man video coming in March and then I'm done talking about the web head, for now. Head over to Squarespace and build your own E.D.M Spidey Website, it's all N.B.D. Much love to all of you.

    • Noor Abbas
      Noor Abbas 2 months ago

      Marc Webb's The Atrocious Spider-Man movies were horrendous due Sony Studio's interference.....

    • Krishna Passi
      Krishna Passi 4 months ago +1

      you haven’t uploaded the “march” video yet, and it’s MAY

    • Mario G
      Mario G 6 months ago

      Hey y’all Im trying to make a book on a hero. What power if any should he have. If now powers, how much money do you think he should have and what gadgets should he have

    • ZEN
      ZEN 6 months ago

      Could you please do a video talking about the punisher??? In my opinion it’s right next to daredevil as one of the best superhero shows out there

    • Yu chia Chen
      Yu chia Chen 6 months ago

      Love your vids keep up the good work!

  • Dynamite Brown
    Dynamite Brown 12 hours ago

    I for some reason loved and still love ASM... just not the 2nd movie

  • Confidently Insecure

    This duology would've been the best to introduce the agent venom storyline from the comics and ultimate spider man tv show

  • Walter Kawamoto
    Walter Kawamoto 5 days ago

    Sally Field and Martin Sheehen had so much potential

  • Étienne Plante
    Étienne Plante 6 days ago

    Such a good scene, even better when you realize that being on the bridge is metaphorical for change, passing towards something else, crossing over your own flaws, selfishness and twisted vendettas instead of drowning yourself into them. Peter Parker becomes Spider-man when the way to Manhattan is open for him. His greatest challenge yet as a hero is on his way to Spider-man's home (Manhattan). Clearing such a challenge allows him passage to where he can be his hero self.

  • Dummy Alex
    Dummy Alex 6 days ago

    I feel like some TASM haters can't call this movie shit

  • Evan Is our boy
    Evan Is our boy 7 days ago

    I felt for him when he read that email

  • Matko Jakovljevic
    Matko Jakovljevic 9 days ago

    idk i like the movie bur im only 14

  • Nabeel Soofie
    Nabeel Soofie 9 days ago

    sure sure

  • mattgotjokes
    mattgotjokes 10 days ago

    That email from the Sony exec and people that dont punch ponies in the face make me fucking sick.

  • James Price
    James Price 11 days ago

    Tbh I only watched this to hate because we have totally diffrent opinions but after watching this I realize how good this movie is and who good this spider-man could have been

  • GiantCouch
    GiantCouch 11 days ago +1

    Am I the only one who this this movie was just a better OG Spiderman 1

  • Kunisake
    Kunisake 11 days ago

    Someone who gets it. People just wanted to see Spider-Man from the comics again, but Mark decided to go a different direction. As a people-person, Mark wanted to make Spider-Man more realistic. You could say, he made Spider-Man a little more... relatable. Which is what Spider-Man is supposed to be, I believe
    I also love the first suit; fight me

  • Brady Ward
    Brady Ward 11 days ago

    I think Garfield could have been a pretty decent Spider Man if the movies were made better and weren't filled with this corporate pandering like you showed with the email in the beginning

  • Δημήτρης Μπάρδας

    Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone's moments were real because they were actually a couple at the time.

  • Raybikid15
    Raybikid15 12 days ago

    Dude, I fucking love your videos. You can hear how much care and thought go into everything you say. You have made me see a side of this movie I did not notice, thank you.

  • Kermit le frog
    Kermit le frog 13 days ago +1

    As much as I disagree with Hitops argument about Homecoming and Far From Home, he’s hugely underrated, he makes great points in his reviews, and has changed my mind about multiple things

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa 13 days ago

    I know you’re taste you like characters that feel... human

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa 13 days ago

    Also you and guns had some same points about this movie

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa 13 days ago

    I like this spider more than mcu spider man, this spider man powers was just a curse

  • Kyle Campbell
    Kyle Campbell 13 days ago

    I blame AVI ARAD

  • Voina group
    Voina group 13 days ago

    Thank you. I am sorry that
    Mark Web did not give the brand or did not manage to express in more detail in his films about Spider-Man what he wanted to say.
    When I watch his films about the spider man, I get a strange feeling of duality and incompleteness.
    Some scenes seem redundant and some are not sufficiently completed. And almost all the heroes except the spider seem not too oblivious. Even Gwen Stacy seems an optional character.

  • Night Hawk
    Night Hawk 14 days ago

    wow i actually forgot about the kid saving scene because of all the hate it gets, that was really a great spiderman moment hands down.

  • Ty Walker
    Ty Walker 14 days ago

    Thank you for this video. It actually gave me chills with some of the points you made. Well done and keep up the good work man.

  • Mr Gonz
    Mr Gonz 16 days ago

    TASMs aren't amazing films, but Garfield is a great Spider-Man.

  • skullnazo
    skullnazo 16 days ago

    Still cant believe we were so close on getting this version of spiderman in the mcu

  • MegaManDBZX
    MegaManDBZX 17 days ago

    So, from what I’ve gathered from your videos is that Avi is to the Spiderman movies what Joe Quesada is to Spiderman comics.

  • Crisis
    Crisis 17 days ago +2

    6:20 I thought you were going to say *’it’s the kid who gets basketballs thrown at his head, becoming the basketball...’*

  • Craig Perry
    Craig Perry 18 days ago


  • Shamir  Bridgers
    Shamir Bridgers 18 days ago

    Thanks you mann

    • Shamir  Bridgers
      Shamir Bridgers 18 days ago

      Like everyone gives this movie hell but if only they would understand Ik it’s not how Spider-Man would act in comics but just this movie and you analyzing it is inspiring 🎒

  • PQ DxDe
    PQ DxDe 19 days ago

    I liked the spidey in TASM

  • DaVinci 3
    DaVinci 3 20 days ago +1

    I don’t like how uncle Ben died it was dumb, I don’t like his parents being to much, I hate how he becomes Spider-Man out of revenge and he puts on the mask so that people won’t call the police on beating people, I hate how he doesn’t learn anything in the first film, I also hates how his dad made the spiders and only he can be Spider-Man and I don’t like how he won’t give hair his blood I just hate these movies

  • Rainingman
    Rainingman 21 day ago

    I actually kinda like this viewpoint. It paints him more of as a punk turned to hero.

  • Garbage Bot
    Garbage Bot 21 day ago

    People you hate on this series of films need to see this video

  • Circuit animates Spiderfang 99

    I mean I know I’m late to the party but if you read amazing fantasy 15 there is a lot of similarities sure Peter Parker in this movie is way more of a jerk but Peter Parker in the comics when he first gets the powers he’s kind of the same way

  • gamers in a container

    What happened to Avi Arad?!

  • AJMitchell
    AJMitchell 24 days ago

    More mommy and daddy issues we all have them

  • AJMitchell
    AJMitchell 24 days ago

    He does over analyze

  • AJMitchell
    AJMitchell 24 days ago

    Adds comments in his over anazled video and gets hot headed narroates

  • AJMitchell
    AJMitchell 24 days ago

    EDM ? I like music with emotion rock and metal

  • AJMitchell
    AJMitchell 24 days ago

    Hi top a analyze films looks like johnny stone and shawn love song mendes

  • Alfred Beji
    Alfred Beji 24 days ago +1

    This is the most underrated super hero franchise of all time

  • Synfax
    Synfax 26 days ago +4

    Another underrated scene is when Garfield is on the rooftop looking towards Oscorp tower.
    When the crane operators turned their bridges across the street so Pete could swing easier.
    Just cinematography and music alone is great, plus showing that Spider-Man cannot do everything himself.
    Great video as always Hi-Top, time to watch the next 20.

  • milan jain
    milan jain 27 days ago +1

    I have always loved TASM.... I know this is so different from what people say but garfield has always been my spiderman... I have watched the rami movies since I was 4 but I was 12 when TASM came out and I remember being so happy for a new spider m an movie.. And I wanted to see it so desperately and when I did.. I absolutely loved it.. I did... I honestly believed it was spiderman 4 (I never saw the trailer just read the news) so seeing garfield was an amazing change of pace

  • Koos.TM!
    Koos.TM! 27 days ago +1

    Mind-blowing Analysis man 👌 .. I love this movie even more now ♥️

  • Matthius & Shaggy
    Matthius & Shaggy 28 days ago

    Webb coulda made a great film. And it would’ve been a great pun if it was a good film.

    HARLEM HEFNER 28 days ago +1

    Loved the amazing spider man Andrew played spiderman more accurate to the comics, his peter was more of a modern millennial for the times and not the 60's nerdy peter Parker Tobey Maguire played. Andrew gave it a fresh take

  • Panda Jarcor
    Panda Jarcor 28 days ago +1

    I just watched both TASM 1 and 2 last night and, after 7 years of having a bad image about these two movies, I actually really enjoyed both of them. Even so, I enjoyed a hell of a lot more TASM 2 than 1. Just like he says, all of these characters and interactions feel real and down-to-earth, and that aspect alone distracted me enough to ignore the forced decitions Sony had to put in the movie. I honestly really really like The Amazing Spider Man.

  • BlitzFire 36
    BlitzFire 36 Month ago

    F*cking Avi Arad

  • MrCalverino
    MrCalverino Month ago

    this movie was MEH 🤐

    77ELCREADOR Month ago +2

    Am I the only one who genuinely liked Electro's Dubstep scene?

    • Sunny Sied
      Sunny Sied 19 days ago +1

      Nope, I thought it was good. 😆

  • 3htthexy
    3htthexy Month ago +1

    Incredible video - opened my eyes and I am definitely going to give this a rewatch now. I have much more appreciation for TASM now. Instant sub.

  • Satchel Barnes
    Satchel Barnes Month ago

    HiTop thinks he slick with that ending ad plug

  • The amazing spider man fan 2014

    I really like Mark webb a lot, and I really really love tasm 1&2

    All I want is a tasm 3 and my life would be perfect

  • Deano_Dingo
    Deano_Dingo Month ago

    I hate Sony

  • El Cascador
    El Cascador Month ago +1

    Really good video. I personally loved Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man cause I thought he could make the quips like Spidey does (albeit in a scene where he's bit of douche). Now I got one thing to comment. I love the Captain Stacy scene how Peter screwed up his mission where they were actually tracking this car thief. However standing up against authority is an important aspect in storytelling like Luke standing up against the authority of the Empire. Classic theme in storytelling. Now the problem in this film is that Peter doesn't own his mistake. Instead of just feeling remorse of what mistake you made concerning the car thief, he should have finished what the police started.

  • Rabi Halawani
    Rabi Halawani Month ago

    Honestly I don’t like Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker he doesn’t make me feel like I am watching a awkward nerdy teen but instead as a hipster, not talking about the script just his acting and his looks overall.
    I do think Toby is too old but (cring aside) I feel like he embodied more Peter Parker and spiderman.
    Tom tho I think he is great, he looks, sounds like Peter Parker

  • Master Windu99
    Master Windu99 Month ago +1

    One can only imagine how Andrew Garfield feels.

  • Dustin Caldwell
    Dustin Caldwell Month ago +3

    Spider-Man using social media is an idea that insomniac used really well in Spider-Man PS4.

  • Trigger Happy
    Trigger Happy Month ago

    you are such a good writer.

  • Samion AltX
    Samion AltX Month ago

    Now I just want Andrew Garfeild`s spiderman back

  • YouTubeUser
    YouTubeUser Month ago

    big ol’ lol

  • hooman
    hooman Month ago

    turn off the 3d filter

  • bdpchamp
    bdpchamp Month ago +1

    Say what you will about the amazing Spider-Man, but there is NO Spider-Man media outside of the comics that nails peter Parker’s love life as good as these 2 films did. What made me cry as fucking hard as I did when I first watched Gwen die was how beautiful and real her chemistry with peter was throughout the two movies. peter’s desire to follow Gwen wherever she went due to his love for her finally taking precedence in his life over everything else that previously kept them apart, felt genuine, had plenty of context and serious undertones, and felt so fucking human. It’s just so damaging to my heart, and I don’t think(in fact I know) that the MCU Spider-Man will ever reach this level of emotional weight because it doesn’t respect Spider-Man enough as his own entity to take him serious to the point of having his own tragedies and hard losses that don’t involve tony fucking stark

  • Maximus Prime
    Maximus Prime Month ago

    I liked The Amazing Spider-Man way better than any of the Raimi movies. Part II sucked but the first one is okay.

  • UitchatZero
    UitchatZero Month ago +1

    selfish? he stopped flash from bullying that kid plus refused to photograph his humiliation. And also cared for the girl in the sport hall because of her ruined painting then got revenge on flash for doing so.

  • Toine Donders
    Toine Donders Month ago

    ......almost? You mean ‘far from’

  • Leia Schultz
    Leia Schultz Month ago

    tasm isn't really under-rated but its definitely over-hated

  • Mr word45
    Mr word45 Month ago

    And you like this more than far from home

    • lethal murrder
      lethal murrder Month ago

      Opinions are like assholes there hard to take down and hard to reinforce so yeah different storkes different folks.

  • TheMonsterGamer 54
    TheMonsterGamer 54 Month ago

    And I think the way they had Spiderman web swing in the terrain in TASM series was fucking fantastic, people really don't give it the credit it deserves

  • TheMonsterGamer 54
    TheMonsterGamer 54 Month ago

    Other than the rami suit TASM 2 has one of the best live action suits and I actually liked TASM 1 suit, I thought it was pretty cool

  • Fail Guys
    Fail Guys Month ago

    That email was gold

  • Don Draper
    Don Draper Month ago

    I was hoping to be on-board for this.
    Then you mentioned (500) Days of Summer.
    Just cuz it features a Pixies song doesn't make it good cuz it didn't help Fight Club since the story counts, too.

    EXOTICC pLuTo Month ago


  • Griffin Polis
    Griffin Polis Month ago

    God that e-mail radiated boomer energy