Two brand new clips have arrived online for director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. The film is trying desperately to win over fans while lurking in the shadows of The Avengers Assemble and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, and personally, I don’t feel the film has a chance. In a way I am saddened, because the more recent clips and trailers have been quite impressive, yet today we have a bit of a mixed bag for you.
The first clip is very good, showing The Lizard stalking ol’ Spidey’s love interest, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), the clip even has a minor horror feel to it. However, the second clip really brings the whole coolness of the film crashing down, as Spider-Man swings around the city while being chased by cops. Now, I fully understand that if I had powers like this, I would get all over excited and shout out the odd cheesy line, but seriously, the dribble that comes out of his mouth as he swings around is embarrassing, and downright sickening! I really hope the film is not as cringe-worthy as this clip. The only thing that saves it is Dennis Leary appearing at the end as George Stacy. Check out the clips at the bottom of this post.
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“One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
“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 – 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”
By Matt Wavish