Tuesday, February 07, 2012

"The Amazing Spider Man" Official Trailer

9 comments:

Linds said...

My reaction still boils down, more or less, to really--so soon?

I like that it looks to have bite and the general mood seems a bit darker. But the trailer doesn't quite convince me that the movie will live up to the stakes/suspense it tries to portray. Granted few superhero movies do, but with the reboot so close to the earlier films, I'm likely to be more critical.

SQT, you planning on seeing it in theaters?

SQT said...

I'm still undecided. This looks better than I expected and it's clear they're going for a new twist on it-- but still, like you said, too soon. Also I think it's marketed to a younger audience. There seems to be a certain attitude here, a little snarkiness, that I can't relate to.

SQT said...

Too funny-- I just ran across a comment on another site that said the snark is true to the original Peter Parker and something Sam Raimi failed to include in his films. If that's true (and I'm sure plenty of people here can tell me if it is) then I need to completely rethink my attitude toward this film.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm pretty much over the superhero movie craze. Might watch the next Batman.

SQT said...

What about "The Avengers" Charles-- any interest?

Morgan said...

I don't know, even if it's more accurate to the comics, it seems too soon for a re-make. I mean, now instead of just being a decent movie, it's going to have to be really "Amazing" to compete with the old one. They're setting themselves up for criticism.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I think I'd rather have Tobey back. This new franchise just seems to be a wanna be money pump.

Jim Haley said...

It took me a few days until I had the chance to check out this trailer, and I'll give my thoughts and answer a few questions raised in these comments.

I was a BIG fan of the Raimi/Tobey Spider-man movies. Raimi is a big fan of the original comics, and his movies were very true to them. What was perhaps missing was the witty banter that Peter often tries to inject into his fights with his enemies, though those moments do exist in the Raimi films, it wasn't as much as in the comics. However, it was never snark, which is how I'm reading what's being done in this new film - the banter of the original comic was like you saw in the Raimi films, just amped up a bit more.

Now, my understanding is this new film is much more in-line with the Peter Parker of the Ultimate Spider-Man universe, a slightly different/edgier/snarkier take meant to appeal to kids these days (I haven't really checked this comic out, but it's certainly popular).

I'll wind up seeing this new film eventually, probably on DVD, but I'm still far too devoted to the Raimi films for me to fully embrace this new take. The one thing that they did though is use my favorite Spider-man villain - The Lizard, so at least I've got that to look forward to.

Stewart Sternberg said...

Raimi's first and second Spiderman films were wonderful, but flawed. Fans accepted them because they were so geeked to finally seeing a film maker getting a comic books story right.

A reboot of Spiderman? Bring it. Keep the excitement going. Go back to the roots. Give us the mechanical web shooters. Give us the teenage Parker and Gwen Stacey. Show us more about this period of his life, something done to perfection in The Ultimate Spiderman graphic comic line.

Am I ready for this? Definitely.