We’re coming up on ‘The Amazing-Spider Man’ and I’m super psyched about it.
This new extended TV spot shows us lots of Spidey swinging around – which looks great – but still leans on that “small knives are my weakness” joke… which is less great, but I understand it’s a pretty simple joke that doesn’t require a lot of CGI, so it was probably finished first.
At least we’re starting to see what the movie will actually look like instead of whatever special effects they could cobble together. Take ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ as an example. That giant raven that breaks into a ton of smaller ravens against the white sky? That shot isn’t in the movie. It’s a special effects gimmick. It’s like how every time they revamped the SWATH trailer you can see more of the troll. In the first tease, the troll was entirely in silhouette. In the final movie, that showdown takes place completely in the daylight.
Point being, the special effects on Spider-Man are done, so we’re finally getting to see how Spider-Man is going to look, and I’m loving his slender figure darting in and out of frame. That’s how Spider-Man moves, and Raimi didn’t get it right until Spider-Man 3.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets.
As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
See it. I will be.