Cautiously optimistic about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

Posted December 6th, 2013 by Veidt & filed under Movies.

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First trailer for next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2…this seems to be generating a collective meh in the comments sections i’ve looked at, but i think it looks promising.

The last one was okay, this looks like it could be better? Definitely looks and feels more like a comic book, for better (ie: a couple of almost overt references to the Sinister Six, the Rhino zord, and apparently they’re paying off the stuff with Peter’s parents by giving him his own batcave?), and worse (Foxx’s line about, “a world without Spider-Man.“)

Only major complaint is the lack of a mask on the Green/Hob Goblin…i love the Goblin characters, mostly because they’re these super-strong, intellectually-enhanced, uber-alpha types who are still weird enough to feel compelled to run around in goofy rubber masks. Hope someone actually uses that aspect of the character(s) in an adaptation, someday.

5 Responses to “Cautiously optimistic about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer”

Phoenix December 6th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I am firmly in the meh camp on this one it does have a lot to do with Andrew “phoned it in” Garfield as spiderman continuing throughout this trailer to… well, phone it in. Also Paul Giamatti as Rhino worries me and Harry Osbourne just feels like a clone of Peter no where near as good as Alien (known for his long running role as James Franco) who understood the nuances of the character. All in all the CGI looks great and Jamie Foxx looks to be enjoying his role but, he’s the only one. On a completely unrelated note there was this news about wonder woman

AshTray December 8th, 2013 at 2:34 am

Looks pretty legit, loved the first one. These ate lookin way better than Sam Ramis spidermans. Great that they incorporated his wise cracks n nerdy ass holreish attitude, n Andrew Garfield is pretty kik ass. Can’t wait fer dis one

ThatGuy December 10th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

I’m a bit concerned that villain bloat can result in short shrift villain characters. Three seems at least one too many for a 2-2.5 hour movie.

GalvaTRION December 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am

I’m predisposed to wanting this to fail miserably for a few reasons-

1. Sony playing ‘keep away’ from Marvel.
2. The two worst, yet paradoxically most successful writers in the film industry- Orci and Kurtzman- wrote this film. They also wrote the first two Transformers, the new Star Trek series, and Cowboys and Aliens (among other garbage). I will never, ever, ever pay cash money for something those two talentless knobs have sullied ever again.
3. The previous film was an unbelievable dick in the eye of anyone who gives a damn about Spider-Man. They took away his intelligence, his morality, and his nerdiness- he stole his father’s formula and claimed it as his own, he didn’t invent the web formula (buying it from Oscorp won’t raise any red flags as to your secret identity, I’m sure), he waits all of five minutes before breaking a promise to a dying man (a man who was totally dying because of his actions- giving Kurt Connors that formula ended up getting Capt. Stacy killed), any by the end of the movie he’s showing off his ripped arms wearing a tight t-shirt and no glasses and hanging out with the cool kids.

The trailer itself isn’t particularly bad. It’s certainly getting closer to the aesthetics of a comic book, which is nice I guess (of COURSE this’d be when we get a perfect Spider-Suit). But all I’m really seeing in this trailer is the first salvo being fired in the “LETS AVENGERS UP THE HELL OUT OF OUR SUPERHERO MOVIES MORE VILLAINS AND MORE HEROES MEANS MORE MONEY” era of big budget studio film making.

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