Saturday, February 11, 2012

5 Reasons why I love the new "Amazing Spiderman" Trailer

5. Denis Leary- This one may only apply to me, but I think Dennis Leary was a pretty good casting choice as Gwen Stacy's father, Captain George Stacy. His mix of intimidating seriousness and sarcasm seemed like a good fit to play the police officer anti-vigilante, but law abiding, antagonist.

4. It's Gorgeous- From what I have seen so far Amazing Spiderman may be the most attractive of the big superhero films coming out this year. Based on the previews alone, I believe it trumps both The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises in pure cinematic beauty. I had the pleasure of seeing the trailer in 3D last time I was at the movies, and it uses the technology well. Without having obvious "3D scenes", the images  and action of the film go well with the extra depth given by 3D.

3. Gwen Stacy- In many ways, Amazing Spiderman is relying more on the comics for inspiration. Since this film is about the beginning of Spiderman, it makes sense that the romantic interest of the classic hero would be Gwen Stacy. As Peter Parker's official first love, the decision for having Stacy both lies close to the comics and differentiates the upcoming film from the previous Spiderman movies.

2. Peter's Parents- As a kid, when I had little knowledge about comics outside of the films, I always wondered what happened to Peter Parker's parents. They never really elaborate in the films, probably to give Tobey Macguire more time to mumble his lines, what really happened to them. I can only speculate what information will be divulged, but I am happy to see that Parker's parent's history will be brought up outside of the comic world.


1. Science!- They finally made Peter Parker a scientist. While the previous films focused on his love of photography, they leave out one major detail, Peter Parker is a fairly active scientific genius. To be fair, the previous films did show him with an obvious interest in science, but they completely skipped over how he made his web-shooters by giving him naturally produced webs in his wrist. Andrew Garfield plays the slim bookworm type much better than the fairly muscular Macguire.

Check out the trailer if you haven't seen it yet.


-Peter