Originally Posted by DACrowe
Agreed. I'd actually go further. I think Raimi nailed the tone and spirit of the Stan Lee comics and really the tone of the Spidey comics from the 1960s to the late 1980s, even if he didn't get the details of Peter Parker, Mary Jane et al. right. I agree that the details are off, but the overall tone is right. TASM does not feel like the comics. It feels like a studio film trying to pander to what they think are popular trends (i.e. seriousness of Dark Knight, reboot of Bond/Batman, high school angst of Twilight).
It is not really the comics, even if Garfield has Peter down better. Just my opinion.
While I agree with what you said about the Raimi films, I disagree a little bit about TASM. It does feel like Ultimate Spider-Man to me, with elements of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko era of Amazing Spider-Man.