Trailer Hopping : The Amazing Spiderman is Not So Amazing Yet

Rating: No Butter
Posted February 7th, 2012 by popcorn

The long awaited Spiderman trailer is finally released today, February 7, 2012, at the stroke of midnight. With luck, I saw it and it was just ok. Just ok and not as impressive as the on-line hype. Although, it does look like a solid story-line. Overall, I’m not impressed enough with the trailer to see the movie.

Andrew Garfield plays Spiderman with a mischievous smirk, looking for a good prank or laugh. He depicts the nerdy Spiderman from the comic books with an angry teenager streak, with the appeal and lingo of a teenager. I was hoping he would bring to life the Spiderman of my childhood cartoon years, where Spidey is a fun-loving guy, always with a joke to tell or something funny to say. He was a happy-go-lucky guy, not the serious, dull nerd of Tobey Maguire, nor the always pissed-off Spiderman of Andrew Garfield.

What Andrew Garfield has going for him is his tall and lean physique that says I’m capable of leaping on roof-tops and climbing towers, with immense power, agility and speed—allowing him to lift over cars and throw massive objects over bridges.

The action sequences in this trailer are simplified hand combats, not much flash and explosions of cars or objects flying in the air, buildings toppling over or savvy chase sequences that keep you at the edge of your seat, hoping that Spiderman will escape just in the nick of time. The fighting scenes make Spiderman look too invincible which takes away any suspense or thrill.

The futuristic, sharp and crisp look of the text between scenes does not sync with the fact that Peter Parker is investigating his past and the movie does not take place in the future, but with a younger Peter. Also, the coloring of the film is mostly in primary colors of red, yellow and blue, where New York streets are depicted like Mondrian’s paintings of New York City with bright yellow cabs everywhere.

The Amazing Spiderman is scheduled to open July 3, 2012, during the July 4th weekend and in the midst of summer blockbusters. Andrew Garfield replaces Tobey Maguire as the new Spiderman and Peter Parker. Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy, Peter’s high school sweetheart, and it doesn’t look like Mary Jane appears in this movie. Rhys Ifans plays Dr. Curt Connors or the Lizard, who was also Peter Parker’s father, Richard Parker’s, partner. In this installment, Spiderman will discover why his parents disappear and who Dr. Connors is. Spiderman will need to make tough choices that will establish his path in life.

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