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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Good day to you people of the internet, time to review a new film and today’s the one I have been cautiously looking forward to, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Now check it, I wasn’t too keen on the first Amazing Spider-Man, I re-watched it recently and liked it a bit more than I remember, but I’m still not over the moon about it. So with this new film I had hoped that it would be the one to win me over, ever since the first trailer I’ve been hyped and since I loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier this film had a lot to live up to. So has Marc Webb and his team succeed with this film? Well read on and find out!

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So what’s going on with the story? Well firstly Peter Parker is still Spider-Man but he’s definitely become a well-known figure in New York, he saves lives, the people know and love him (for the most part) and as a superhero he has become a lot more confident. Outside of the suit Parker is also continuing his relationships with Gwen Stacy and trying to find out what happened with his parents and how it ties to Oscorp. Oscorp also plays a big role in this film as it leads to the return of Harry Osborn and the creation of the villain Electro, a villain ready to wreck things up for not only Spider-Man, but the rest of New York.

What we get in this story is a better look at the life of Peter Parker, seeing how he balances his life between being a superhero and then trying to hide his secret to Aunt May and continue his relationship with Gwen although he is haunted by the promise he made to her father in the last film. The film is at top form when it focuses on the relationship between Peter and Gwen, it is the core element of this film and that got right. The rest of the plot has its moments but none of it comes off as effectively. Besides the backstory involving Peter’s parent’s ties to Oscorp which finally gets some clarity in the way I’d hoped in the last film, this film just feels a bit bloated¬† with there being there’s a lot of things going and with some of these other plot points don’t get the screen time they deserve to feel as relevant. I do like how this film draws from its comic book source material and it does have some moments of greatness, however it doesn’t feel like a cohesive film and at times because of the heavy focus on Peter and Gwen’s relationship I felt like I was watching a romantic drama with comic book elements sprinkled in which made this film less like a superhero film to me.

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As for the characters there are pretty good for the most part. Let’s start with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Garfield does a great job with the role here as he’s definitely become more comfortable with this role and has been able to take it to new places emotionally. Peter in this film has a lot of issues to deal with from his relationship to with to hiding his superhero identity from his aunt to reconnecting with Harry and on top of that be Spider-Man and I feel like Garfield acts well. Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy is amazing, besides the fact that I love this woman because she is beautiful, she definitely is really good in this role. Gwen in this film is still smart, sassy, funny and has a lot of relevance in this film and I loved what the writers did with her character in the film. As for Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro this where things get a bit iffy. As Dillon, the electrical engineer who works for Oscorp as someone who no one notices he’s good, he has odd personality traits and weird. After Dillon becomes Electro I like what they did with his powers and I liked him more than the Lizard, that being said this villain wasn’t nearly as compelling or had the gravitas of other good superhero villains like the Joker, Loki or a better example would be Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock.

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Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn was cool, this version of Harry is a lot more distant, suave, sophisticated and emotionally complex and I loved what DeHaan did with the character and his chemistry with Peter was pretty intriguing although I think it needed more time to develop. However as the new version of the Green Goblin DeHaan was a bit hard to watch because of the over-the-top nature of the acting. And lastly Sally Field as Aunt May was lovely, I feel like she continued to be a good support for Peter and she definitely steps up and does a wonderful job where the emotional moments matter.

When it comes to the presentation it is really good for the most part. Visually the film looks gorgeous, the GCI is very sharp, vivid and beautiful. The cinematography is also very nice with some incredible first person shots, wide shots that showcase the incredible New York landscape and tracking shots that look really awesome too. The fight Spider-Man’s fight scenes and web-slinging look as good as ever and are way more advanced and intricate than before. And the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer is a bit of mixed bag. Normally Zimmer can do no wrong and for the most part this score has a better presence and heroic sound to it than the previous film, that being said, this film also has some questionable music tracks inserted that really take me out of the film and feel like they were added to try and make the film feel modern which was really unnecessary.

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In conclusion The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is good, but wasn’t the Spider-Man that I wanted. The central storyline involving Peter and Gwen is where this film succeeds, that and the great action sequences, but beyond that not much else works. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier I knew I was in love with that film almost immediately, but now with Amazing Spider-Man 2 I’m still indifferent to it. There’s stuff I liked and stuff I didn’t but as an overall piece of work I can’t figure out how I feel about it. This is gonna be one of those films that splits the audience down the middle again and your enjoyment will really depend of your thoughts on the last film, what kind of comic fan you are or whether you prefer these new films to the Sam Raimi ones. As it stands this film was not a train wreck, but it wasn’t amazing as the title implies, watch the film for yourself to form your own opinion yo. I’m out. :S

Rating: 7.5/10 (A film that has its moments, but just isn’t consistent)

So what do you think of The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did you love it or hate it or are you indifferent to the film like I am? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to leave them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next film review, laters! ūüėÄ

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Spider-Man and Electro Land on the Cover of Entertainment Weekly

Okay well it looks like today is a day worth caring about after all because we’ve got some new official images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to check out haha, so let’s talk about that! As per usual the following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:

“Entertainment Weekly¬†has¬†just unveiled¬†the covers to their “Comic-Con Preview” issue and two of the covers feature some familiar faces to our readers.¬†The first cover¬†features¬†The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s Andrew Garfield as the webslinger himself, Spider-Man, and also the first official look at Jamie Foxx as Electro. In addition,¬†EW¬†has also revealed a new image from the film including Garfield and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.”

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Well let’s talk about the obvious main image and that is the one-on-one picture with Spidey and Electro. This is the first image where we have a look at Jamie Foxx’s Electro outside of those strange set pictures. To be honest I like it really, it looks practical without seeming too goofy and is totally different from the original comic book counterpart (which is obviously a good thing). But right now I’m seeing a bit of the Electro costume from The Spectacular Spider-Man TV series in the sense that rather than having a stupid star mask he has his head exposed (but in Jamie Foxx’s case his head isn’t constantly electrified).

I do hope/wish that he’ll have more on an electric look like the Spectacular Spider-Man version (pictured above).

As for the second image with Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan as Peter and Harry I’m kind of half and half about it. Firstly Garfield looks fine as Parker, he looks normal and in line with what we’ve come to expect from a modern Peter Parker costume design. As for DeHaan as Harry that’s where things are a bit iffy for me. Sure DeHaan has the rich, posh-boy look about him, but as Harry Osborn it’s not like any version I’ve seen before. I’m sure in this Spider-Man universe every character besides Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy just doesn’t want to look like their comic book counterparts, either the filmmakers just want to try something different or they just have no intention of making the cast look similar to the comics at all. Anyways DeHaan looks alright, I’m just not overly keen of DeHaan’s look, he looks no different then he does in general or in other films. I’ll wait to see him in the film and judge his acting talents as the character instead of the way he looks.

Anyways that’s my two cents on the two images, what do you lot think about the latest images from TASM2? Sound them off in the comments below.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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February Start Planned for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Okay while I wasn’t as happy with The Amazing Spider-Man as most people was, I thought it was a good summer film and I have been much more interested in the sequel and the potential awesomeness that could come of it. And while there has been a good few announcements made for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there really hasn’t been much that I’ve wanted to blog about, but through superherohype again I’ve found something interesting to blog about:

“The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield is ready for the sequel. Garfield was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show¬†this week (video below) and he confirmed that the sequel will begin production in February.

Also, in an interview with E!, Garfield spoke about where he wants the sequel to go:¬†“I feel really excited, I feel like we got over a hump with our first one,” he said, “We had to reinstate the character, and we had to reinvigorate an audience to the character. And I hope to bring more of this theme‚ÄĒthe theme of the orphan.¬†I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself, being a self-made man, I guess.”¬†

In case you think differently, Garfield takes his role as Spider-Man very seriously:¬†“It is a responsibility to play that role, and I don’t take it lightly. I think there’s so much to explore with that mythology and within the tension between living a double life, struggling with being good, struggling with choosing good behavior over bad behavior, with the pressures of a city on your shoulders.”

Garfield confirmed with Ellen that the film is already into pre-production, which could explain why Emma Stone has already gone back to her Gwen Stacy hair. She was seen last night at the Ninth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards with her blond hair. Check out a photo from the event below!

Garfield also brought up the changes to the costume that director Marc Webb mentioned. Webb said the costume would feature ‘Bigger Eyes’ and ‘Gnarly web shoorters,‘ but it seems there was another reason for the costume change than simply a new design.¬†“The suit is undergoing a redesign because I couldn’t urinate in it last time,” Garfield said¬†“So I’m less nervous ’cause that’s gonna be nice.”

Shailene Woodley is also attached to co-star in the May 2, 2014 release. Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, Jamie Foxx is expected to play Electro in the sequel. The Amazing Spider-Man is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.”

Okay so TASM2 is already in pre-production? Cool, I wanna see some Spidey and I want there to be more new and interesting aspects of the comics explored in this sequel. I hope the villain and action scenes will be more impressive than the last film and I hope that Peter and Gwen’s relationship continues to grow but be similar to the comics or maybe even the more recent Spectacular Spider-Man TV series.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man Review

So here we are in July and this Marvel movie has finally come out, in this summer of¬†cool, crazy and interesting films I feel I have to give¬†my opinion one of the most important films of the year (for me at least), The Amazing Spider-Man. Also bare in mind that I was meant to have this review out on the 4th of July the day after the film came out but I ran into complications recording my YouTube review and then I moved into my new house which currently doesn’t have internet, so that’s why it has taken me this long to get it online, sorry! XD

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Now I have made it no secret that I have been waiting for this film for ages, with my interest in the film building from the time the set videos were posted up online during early production of the film to the latest film trailers that have been showcasing more interesting and original elements about the film. Just after The Avengers had come out and blew me out of the water I had sort of forgotten about The Amazing Spider-Man until all the trailers and TV spots started showing up out of nowhere and nearly blew up the internet! Okay maybe it wasn’t that bad but the fact of the matter was that the marketing and advertising for this film was pretty quiet up until May/June time where nearly¬†everything about the film became public knowledge to those willing to look at it.

So was it good? Well unlike my normal reviews where I write a proper descriptive review I have decided to show you my YouTube review which perfectly illustrates the way I feel about this film because I found it easier to put into a video format than that of a written one. And I have also put a written conclusion at the bottom for those who want a more concise summary of my thoughts on the film. Hopefully you enjoy the review yo:

 

In conclusion I would say that The Amazing Spider-Man is a successful reboot of the Spider-Man film series. It takes the source material that we know from the comics and previous Spider-Man film and reworks and updates it for a new audience. With a cool story, great performances from Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and cracking practical and special effects, this film is a nice little film to show up in between the hype of The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises. Some will call this film the best Spider-Man ever either because of its close links to the source material or if they purely didn’t like the Sam Raimi films ad are looking for something a little more realistic. For me this film was interesting and even pretty damn cool in some areas, but the fact remains that it just didn’t leave me with that sense or awe and magic that comes with most superhero films. So the film isn’t perfect and¬†it definitely has its flaws, it didn’t blow me away and in no way will it replace my love for The Avengers, but I will recommend it for casual audiences and comic book fans alike. The Amazing Spider-Man is a lot of fun and I will be watching it again. ūüėÄ

Rating: 7.5

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Films I‚Äôm Looking Forward to in 2012: The Amazing Spider-Man

Yo yo ladies and gents of the world and welcome to another instalment of Films I‚Äôm Looking Forward to in 2012. Today I just thought I’d share with you my thoughts on the upcoming Spider-Man film reboot entitled The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Now if you are like me then you love Spider-Man, I think he is the best superhero in the world. While loads of other comic book fans would say the Batman or Superman, Spidey is the one for me. It’s been that way ever since I was a kid and it’s just my personal preference. And if you’re like me then you would have liked the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film trilogy. Granted that there were a good number of changed to the origin story, characters, costumes and some terrible choices made in the third film… But regardless of those factors Spider-Man 1 & 2 are still great films by most live-action superhero film standards, they helped build the basic formula for superhero films and they actually made them cool to watch. I loved the first to Sam Raimi films, with Tobey Maguire giving a great performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, along with other great actors and actresses like Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, William Dafoe, Alfred Molina, JK Simmons, Bryce Dallas Howard and Elizabeth Banks to name a few. I think the films did a great job of capture the life and times of Peter Parker through all the ups and downs, juggling his double life and trying to safe the world, The films really were fabulous with some great storylines, amazing fight sequences, wonderful characters with great development. Obviously the films unfortunately took a turn for the worst when Spider-Man 3 came out and through in too many stories, characters, butchered Eddie Brock/Venom and Gwen Stacy too. So this series did end on a slightly weak note, but before this reboot came along I think most people were in agreement; that Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films besides number 3 were great… That was until this reboot thing came into play.

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The Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, it really wasn’t that bad especially with the brilliance that is Spider-Man 2. Still one of the most highly regarded comic book films in existence.

So obviously after a while it was confirmed that Sony were gonna go ahead and attempt to redeem themselves with Spider-Man 4 with Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire as Spidey again against John Malkovich as The Vulture. It sounded great, however the plug was pulled on that project by Sony and then they decided to go for the reboot option instead. Some fans were completely outraged, while a surprising amount of people supported the idea. To be honest I thought that there was many other film series of Marvel characters that needed to be rebooted more than Spider-Man. Fantastic Four, Daredevil or Ghost Rider anybody? But it went ahead anyway and the announcements were made. Firstly Sony said that the film would be directed by Marc Webb, director of 500 Days of Summer and they also gave a date for the reboot which was July 3rd 2012. Then we found out about the plot, hearing that Peter Parker would be heading back to high school, again. Except this film would focusing specifically on that part of his life as a young Parker as he discovers his powers similar to the story that got told in the Ultimate Spider-Man comics. Also there would be another aspect taken into play which hadn’t been covered before; Parker’s parents and the mystery surrounding their lives. Over the latter half of 2010 we got our new cast for the film with british actor Andrew Garfield taking on the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, we had the lovely Emma Stone originally thought to be Mary Jane Watson, then confirmed to be Gwen Stacy and we had Rhys Ifans as the new Dr. Curt Connors/the Lizard.

Now let’s talk about Andrew Garfield. He’s a british actor of a fairly high-caliber and done a lot of good work in films like Lions for Lambs, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Boy A and Never Let Me Go. However as good as those films were if you were outside of the UK then chances are you wouldn’t see them so you couldn’t judge his acting skills unless you searched him out. I don’t think it was until The Social Network came out that people started to pay attention to Garfield and while that’s pretty bad, that’s the way it happened for a lot of people. Luckily he was bloody brilliant as Eduardo Saverin, he gave a very convincing american accent and gave a wonderful performance in the film. I think after that point no one was worried about him playing Parker in the new film.

Before any images of this reboot film came out everybody never wanted this film to happen, most people either wanted Spider-Man 4 or just wanted the film series to die. But slowly after filming started and the interviews started coming in the new film started winning people over with great casting for the main and supporting cast, a much more promising story which is closer to the source material and a good few pictures and videos from the filming on-set. And speaking of pictures let’s look att he first official one that came out in January 2011.

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This was the official picture for the new Spider-Man film and this was the defining feature at the time that would determine how the film was going and whether you personally would approve of it or not. Most people I saw from forum to forum to any other place on the internet where you could leave a comment hated the costume. A lot of people complained about the tampering oft he original style of the costume or some complained that Garfield’s Spidey was too skinny and so on and so forth. Though there were many who liked the new style of this new costume commenting on the new material on the red and blue areas and liked the sleek, rough-cut and edgy new design. I have to say I was apprehensive about the progress of this film at first with all of the changes that were made to the costume and the choice of casting for Peter Parker, but the more I looked at it I started to like it. Though when I saw some of the set photos that came out and saw the costume in full I was like “What the hell is this? Where’s the belt area on the costume? And why does his shoes have this stupid silvery metal bits on the bottom?” Many complaints were fired at the costume, but eventually the fans calmed down, well the sensible ones at lease haha.

The film eventually adopted the name “The Amazing Spider-Man” as its official title and that was appropriate as it was in line with the title of the original ongoing comic books series. It was a smart move as it again established its closer connection to the source material especially to the Stan Lee & Steve Ditko era of the Spidey stories. Over the course of 2011 we learnt a lot about the film, from the story direction to the characters that were going to be used and how they would interact with each other. We also learnt that the film was being film in 3D because Marc Webb described that the film was going to fully immerse you in the vision of Spider-Man and that the 3D would enhance the film rather than take away from it. We also learnt that Peter Parker would return to using his web shooters rather than his organic webbing he got in the Raimi films. Marc Webb went with this choice to showcase Parker’s level of scientific intellect. From set pictures we learnt that Oscorp would be involved in the film and so would the Daily Bugle, but J. Jonah Jameson wouldn’t be involved in the film and Peter wouldn’t have his normal job at the Bugle just yet. As I said before there was a loads of photos and videos from around the late point of 2010 when principal photography started, there was a great number of pictures of Andrew Garfield in and out of the suit and we learnt that this version of Parker has been modernised with the choice of clothing and especially with the skateboard he carries around. We also saw many pictures of Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in many different locations and we also got to see shots of Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors. But fans were really interested in were the set photos of Garfield in the costume. We saw shots of him fighting criminals in very strange positions to swinging the very impressive physical web-slinging which again reinforced what Marc Webb said about trying to create a more realistic Spider-Man film saying that CGI would only be used for visual enhancements.

So after a good number pictures and videos we got our first trailer for the film in July 2011 after it was leaked online and aired at San Diego’s Comic-Con International. What we got from the trailer was a really massive teaser trailer, though it did establish the tone, atmosphere and style of this upcoming film which felt completely different from the Sam Raimi films. In that trailer there was a great emphasis on Parker’s parents and the fact that he was a loner and had no one that he knew friend-wise besides Gwen. We see a different take on how he got his abilities and then we were treated to a fist-person perspective as Spider-Man running along the rooftops of New York which looked very much like the game Mirror’s Edge. While it was a neat thing to add into the trailer it did kind of feel like a gimmick for the 3D aspect of the film. Though it was a decent trailer, fans demanded more, though it was clear from the amount of stuff we saw that there was still a great deal of work and post-production touch-ups that needed to be implemented and expecting a lot while the film was still being made was a bit of a long shot. Overall the first trailer got us all talking, while it wasn’t a the best trailer ever and a lot of fans wanted a lot more from the trailer, it did grab our attention. Watch it here:

So then we came into 2012 and the information for this film just keeps coming from each comic related event. With loads of official new pictures from the film and we even got the official plot synopsis:

“The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (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 (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 ‚Äď leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (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.”

It sounded all too interesting but at the same tine it wasn’t anything we hadn’t read about before. Along with this plot synopsis we finally got full-on looks at the Lizard and his more humanoid form very much similar to the original comics and less like the later versions with the long snout which is the fan favourite. Many don’t like the look of this Lizard, while others have learned to accept what they’re given. Either way I don’t think it was until this second official trailer came out that The Amazing Spider-Man became an actual contender for a good summer film. Check it out here:

I already did a video on this trailer a little while ago when it came out in last month but needless to say it looks miles better than the last trailer in every way shape and form. It’s dark, its serious and it packs a lot of weight into everything that you see from the scenes of action to the conversations between the main characters. It also seems like there is proper connection between Connors and Parker, not only from Peter’s parents but also what happens to Connors to turn him into the Lizard. The use of location in this film is so diversion and the use of lighting colour really gives off and realistic tone to the movie. The Spider-Man in this trailer looks like the coolest guy ever. I mean Spidey’s web-slinging is very fluid and a lot faster than the previous films, plus he looks so badass throwing down against his enemies and throwing web in such a fancy fashion. It also seems like this version of Spidey is even more agile, flexible and moves around a lot more when it comes to combat and evasion. And finally, finally, finally he has his trademark humour back in place. We can see that the police will have a greater role in this film with Captain George Stacy ordering an arrest for Spider-Man so that should be interesting also. If this isn’t a good indication of good stuff to come then I dunno what is.

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In conclusion I’m hopeful for The Amazing Spider-Man, the film went from being something I’d watch because I felt it was mandatory to something I am genuinely interested in watching. I’m hyped. There is a lot to like about this new take on Spider-Man, the filmmakers are bringing back Gwen Stacy and the Lizard, plus the Spidey’s trademark humour, the web shooters, they’re doing physical stunt work for web slinging too. Along with a gritty and darker tone than before and more involving character story Spider-Man’s return to the big screen this summer could be pretty badass. What I’m properly interested in is the way in which they tackled the characters because it’s been said in many interviews with the director and the actors that the characters are key to this film and that they happen to be the driving force of this film, especially the relationship between Peter and Gwen. I hope that materialised in this film and it translates well and that the filmmakers can do Spidey justice. Let’s hope Marvel don’t let us down. BRING IT ON!!!

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer 2 Review

Just recently the second trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man film came out and I wanted to offer up my thoughts on it real quick. Now since last year when a lot of the set pictures came out and the plot started to emerge I was really wary of this film and wasn’t sure what to make of it. I know that it was a new story, a new cast and overall it was another interpretation of the origin story of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. And after the first trailer came out last year in the summer it was clear that this film had a different tone to it, it wad darker, grittier and wanted to take Parker’s life in completely different direction than in the Sam Raimi films. Even looking at the way the film is shot and the use of locations gives the film a completely different feel from the original trilogy, though in the first trailer there wasn’t that much of Parker in the new costume and no sign of the Lizard. I know that the trailer was released around the time when the CGI was still rough in production according to the people who saw it at Comic-Con 2011, but this trailer was mainly about setting the tone of Peter Parker’s lonely life as an orphan, an outsider and how it unfolds with Gwen Stacy and Dr. Curt Connors. And of course at the end of the first trailer we had the whole “3D perspective of Spider-Man” thing at the end which looked interesting but undoubtedly very similar to the video game Mirror’s Edge, so at the time that trailer did divide the opinions of many fans.

So now in 2012 a few months down the line we have the second trailer and all I can say is… Damn! What a frigging improvement. This is a good trailer. We get a lot more to look at this time round, we see scenes of Parker interacting with Captain George Stacy and his work on his webshooters, we also see a bit of the bullying element at school come into play and we also get a better understanding of how Peter’s life is connected to Dr. Connors. More impressive is how they’ve incorporated the humour element into this film, Marc Webb said that the film was going to have it, but because of the dark tone the first trailer set it was hard to imagine it. But in this trailer Peter & Spidey are cracking jokes and they are well done (not quite comic book standard, but so far so good). We also get to see some proper scenes with Spider-Man in the suit and he definitely takes some cues from the first trilogy in terms of the way he moves through the air when web slinging, though his movements are a lot faster in this film, also Spidey’s fighting and evasive skills in hose action scenes looks pretty impressive. We even get some glimpses of the Lizard and he looks okay, but for me it doesn’t seem to have the design that I like with the long snout, but so far he looks alright.

And lastly I just wanted to mention that this film looks like it’ll have a pretty massive scale from the way some of the action scenes play out, especially towards the end of the trailer. Reminds me to some degree of Spider-Man 3 and the Transformers films (though with less explosions). Overall there was some very impressive stuff showcased here indeed, The Amazing Spider-Man is definitely looking better than ever before and some of my reservations have been retracted. While I am still wary, I am also dead excited for this film too so here’s hoping when this film comes out in July it’ll be a good one.

Here’s the trailer:

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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