1. Tobey Maguire’s Peter was a classic nerd archetype: big glasses, tripping over his feet, victimized by bullies — the kind of guy you can easily imagine saying “golly” a lot. He first loves his spider-powers because he can stare at his muscles in the mirror and stop wearing his glasses; he loves them because he can throw off the markers of small size and corrective lenses that mark him.

    Andrew Garfield is not playing a nerd; he is playing the modern notion of the geek, which is very different…

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