The Amazing Spider-Man: First Official Trailer [Video]


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I don’t know if you guys are as surprised as I am… but this actually looks pretty good!

The Amazing Spider-Man is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the comic book of the same name, and starring Andrew Garfield as the fictional superhero, Spider-Man. It is the fourth Columbia Pictures film based on the Marvel Comics character, and the first film in a rebooted Spider-Man film franchise. The cast includes Garfield as Peter Parker and his alter ego, and Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans as Gwen Stacy and Dr. Curt Connors, respectively. The film will portray Parker as his super powers are evolving in high school. [Source]

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21 Responses to The Amazing Spider-Man: First Official Trailer [Video]

  1. why do all new movies feel the need to portray heroes as they progress through high school? Whats next "Wolverine: The teen years" where they document his struggle in a 2012 high school?

    • The original iteration had Peter being in high school, as well. He was on a field trip to a radiation lab, when bitten by a spider that had been irradiated during experiments. In the last set of movies, they changed it to genetic engineering, as that is more of a fear today than radiation…

    • They are too cheap to buy new rights to stories, or to hire new writers capable of original thought… Plus they go back to things that work. The "re-boot" concept is not new, they just sped it up… Things like the old monster movies, (Dracula, Frankestein, Wolfman) have been re-done before, but they used to wait a generation or so before doing them… Not now.

    • That has nothing to do with originality. All ideas have been done. A seemingly new concept can still come off as stale, while something done a thousand times can be made to feel fresh. It's the execution that makes it original.

  2. All right, speaking as one who firmly believes that Hollywood has lost nearly all of its creativeness and originality(see: "Battleship"), and as one who didn't really mind the Mcguire Spidey, I gotta admit, this looks pretty cool! A return to the mechanical webs, and looks like maybe some sort of spider-tracer(@ 1:20), not to mention Rhys Ifans as Curt, and actually talking about Pete's parents? Yeah, I think, so far, I'm cool with this reboot.

    Still comes way too bloody soon after the last series of movies, but……

  3. Hey, as long as it is better than Spider-Man 3…I'll be content to watch it. As far as lack of originality goes, hollywood is desperate and unlikely to invest a lot of money into something that isn't guaranteed to at least earn that investment back. This is a new take on a well-established franchise, there will be angry fans, there will be people who don't go to see it purely on principle of it being a remake, but it will make money because it is your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Creativity isn't dead, it's just emerging in new places.

  4. i HAVE TO SAY IT'S ACTUALLY NOT THAT BAD, I STILL DON'T LIKE THE COSTUME BUT WHATEVER. IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO DUPLICATE THE ULTIMATE SPIDER MAN 2099 ORIGIN STORY THOUGH, BUT I THINK THAT IF THEY DECIDE TO DO THAT THEY SHOULD DO THE ORIGINAL SPIDERMAN 2099 INSTEAD OF THE CRAPPY NEWER ONE

  5. I've noticed a few improvements, things that bothered me with the first three movies. I did not like the main story arc being about Mary Jane & Peter, and waiting until the end of 2 to find out, duh! Very unsatisfying predictable plot.
    Here it seems that Gwen Stacy is made aware of Peter Parker being Spider-Man early on which avoids repeating the on going same main subplots of the first 3. I like that it doesn't look as cartoon comic like. I've also noticed simple things like Spider-Man dodging bullets which is fun to watch, and they didn't do it in the other 3 movies. Clearly, it is nice to have a different take despite fans that can't imagine something being better, or be open to different versions.

  6. I don't really mind another Spidey reboot. Looks like it's done pretty well too and much closer to the source material than Sam Raimi's take. But I'm not really gonna give it too much attention (will wait for Netflix to watch) because Sony is being a bunch of pricks by not wanting to play in the official Marvel movie-verse sandbox.

  7. Well, it certainly looks “edgier and grittier.” In other words, everything that Spider-Man is not. I’ll admit that Andrew Garfield looks good as Peter, but so far this movie looks pretty bad. Spider-Man is a story about an everyman who becomes a modern day swashbuckling hero. It is not about some moody, angst-ridden kid who gets powers. That’s a lot of what ruined Spider-Man 3. Now let’s toss in some mysterious secrets about Peter’s parents, and we’re completely missing the major themes that make Spider-Man who he is.

  8. This shit irritates me… what the hell was wrong with Toby McGuire's portrayal of Spidey? Hmm? Sick of the all the rehashes of shit that has been rehashed to death. COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT. That is all.