The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer Is Somewhat Amazing

I will freely admit that I’m a Spider-Man fanboy.  Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies hit right as I was getting back into comics after a long time away.  We can all agree that by the time Spider-Man 3 hit, the magic was gone from the franchise.  I will forever be haunted by the images of Emo Dancing Street Strutting Peter Parker (somehow HASBRO missed out on making an action figure of that).  A fresh take was needed on the character, and I’m glad that Sam Raimi stepped aside.

So about this trailer.  I will spare you the frame by frame analysis, I’ll leave that to the darker corners of the Interwebz.  I will however outline my hits and misses:


  • A real person swinging around as Spider-Man, I understand that CGI needs to be used, but in-camera effects FTMFW
  • Emma Stone looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Steve Ditko issue of Amazing Spider-Man.  It’s uncanny.
  • The Reptile is the villain, finally!


  • I’m not really liking the look of Reptile, what happened to his snout? Why does he look like Killer Croc?
  • The suit … I’m a purist and I know  this sounds like a nitpick, but there are few costumes that you do not mess around with and Spider-Man is on that list.
  • It’s being billed as “the untold story”, I just don’t want a long drawn out origin story.  I’m pretty sure my mom and grandmom know how Peter Parker became Spider-Man.

Call me cautiously optimistic about this one, The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3rd, 2012.




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