First 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer Has Very Little Spider-Man, Amazingness

July 20, 2011

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It runs a full two-and-a-half minutes, but don't expect a lot of plot or Spidermanning in this first trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. Instead, the preview divides the time between rehashing the same origin story we saw a decade ago--though now with modifications like the inclusion Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker being bitten in the laboratory's black light-testing stoners facility, Stacy and the Lizard being involved with the lab, Uncle Ben being prominent actor Martin Sheen, and so on--and a lengthy first-person sequence that puts us behind the mask of Spider-Man as he does his Spider-parkour, making the whole movie seem like a theme park ride. Prepare for moodiness!

Peter, what's going on!? Sally Field demands answers! Why are you desiring to catch flies, like how spiders catch flies!? Why does your neck wound spurt forth thread, like how spiders make thread but not quite!? When did you get so good at sewing!? There's still a year before the film comes out, so maybe we'll sort some of that out before then.

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