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Watch: 'Spider-Man' Reboot Gets an 'Amazing' Super Preview

By: Sean OConnell on May 15, 2012 at 10:53AM Comments (5)

Heroism. Humor. Heart. These are the traits of the Spider-Man I grew up on. And from everything I’m seeing, it’s exactly what we’ll see in Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man -- easily my most-anticipated blockbuster of the summer season. 
 
I know what you’re thinking. More than The Avengers? More than The Dark Knight Rises? Yes, and yes. Maybe I’m crazy, but my childhood was spent collecting Spider-Man comics, and the little things that disappointed me about Sam Raimi’s trilogy appear to have been wiped away by Webb. The action looks more fluid. Webb went with Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) as Peter Parker’s high school love interest instead of Mary Jane Watson – and a miscast Kirsten Dunst.
 
And here’s the most important part: Spidey’s finally funny. Parker’s trademark sarcasm – his endearing defense mechanism – was noticeably absent from Raimi’s films. It looks like Webb’s new Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, is going to rectify that. 
 
Monday night on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, Sony teased a 4-minute “Super Preview” of Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, which I’m happily sharing below. Essentially, it’s the same full-length trailer that hit the Internet last week, but with the bulk of an action scene attached to the front. Did you wonder why Spidey was dangling from a bridge holding a burning automobile in the studio’s most-recent trailer? This “Super Preview” explains that situation, and takes it one step further. 
 
Why do I love it? Because of the way Peter figures out how to save a child in peril, by instilling the boy with courage when it’s needed most. If the rest of Webb’s feature is as thrilling and uplifting as that 60-second action sequence, we’re in for something very, very special. 
 
After the bridge scene, we get the rest of the trailer, which introduces Parker’s close friends and family, and establishes The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) as his chief adversary. Webb apparently has designs for a new trilogy, and there’s a mysterious scene of some shadowy figure teasing a secret about Peter’s parents, who’ll play a more significant role in this origin story. 
 
But so far, the size, scope and emotional heft of The Amazing Spider-Man have me bouncing in my seat and counting down the hours until I can finally see what Webb and his team have conceived. The blockbuster reaches theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX on July 3. Here’s the latest preview. Let us know your thoughts below!
 

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  • May 16th 2012 1:25AM

    wavekiller  said...

    in my opinion raimi's were great for their time ( i know which wasnt long ago) but there just hadn't been good super hero movies 'til then. I especially am digging the web shooters, the vein/wrist web shooting from raimi's creeped me out a little. People are hating on garfield as spidey but i like his look as parker.

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  • May 15th 2012 7:00PM

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    It looks as fun as the other Spider Man Movies and is filmed in 3D, I'm in!

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  • May 15th 2012 6:59PM

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    Jajaja, cartoonish? Did you watched any of the other spiderman movies special effects scenes? Most Marvel movies even The Avengers had a lot of scenes where the CGI looks kind of cartoonish, make the movie looks like a comic superhero movie. My God this is not The Dark Knight, the only superhero movie who went a little more realistic.

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  • May 15th 2012 2:20PM

    brazen85  said...

    I'm liking it more the more I see of it. I felt like Tobey Maguire had the right look but not the right personality in the Raimi versions. This looks really well done.

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  • May 15th 2012 1:30PM

    men9mar  said...

    Too bad it looks a cartoon with over-utilized CGI. Theres no sense of reality coming from this movie. Huge Marvel fan here but sooo not excited to this movie. Ill wait for DVD

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