Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man as Metaphor for Internet Trolling - ComicsAlliance | Comic book culture, news, humor, commentary, and reviews

This particular article brings up a very interesting point about anonymity and how it can be abused.

Obviously Peter Parker is going to behave differently as Spider-Man than he will in his nerdy, unmasked idiom, but the Amazing Spider-Man sizzle previewed for the press last month featured a wall-crawler whose behavior went beyond the typical boundaries of vigilante bravado; something I described as "epic spider trolling." I was referencing a scene that's since surfaced of Spider-Man giving some foolish criminal a bit of the business, but a new interview with Amazing star Andrew Garfield confirms that the darker(/funnier) nature of internet anonymity is something he built into his performance as Spider-Man.

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