After doing two movies for the Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker actor Andrew Garfield has now admitted that his Spidey films failed because the movie studios tried to please everyone. Garfield said that he tried his best to rescue the movie but was unable to do so.
?The pressure to get it right, to please everyone? it?s not going to happen? You end up pleasing no one, or everyone just a little bit,? Garfield told the Indiewire blog. [The films are] mass-marketed, like, We want 50-year old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-olds to love it.? That?s canning Coke.?
According to IB Times, Garfield said he tried to do his best to make the films ?as deep and soulful and life-giving? as what he has intended. To his disappointed, Garfield said it was difficult for him to breathe life and embody the iconic character despite his earnest efforts, Yahoo! News reported.
?I was the actor that I am. The person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I?d elevate beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve. The thing is, that?s what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn?t live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. I never felt like I was able to do enough. And I couldn?t rescue those films? even though I didn?t sleep.?
According to CinemaBlend, Garfield?s efforts to up his ante for the film was ?negatively influenced by the higher-ups who shepherded the films to theaters? based on his statement: ?Especially for the group of us trying to infuse it with soul, trying to make it unique, something that was worth the price of entry. It was about authenticity, flavor, and truth, but at the same time, I understand people want to make a lot of money, and they?re going to spend a lot of money so the playpen can be as big as it was.?
Both Spidey films weren?t a dud at the box office as ASM1 and ASM2 earned $757 million and $708 million worldwide respectively. The problem was that it wasn?t received received that favorably from fans and critics as ASM and ASM2 earned an average of 72 percent and 53 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
With Andrew Garfield retiring from his role as Spider-Man, Tom Holland will be taking his place and he first appear in Marvel?s Captain America: Civil War which will be released in theaters on May 6, 2016.