‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Gets a New International Trailer
Unless you have an aversion to Japanese subtitles, it’s time to take a look at a brand new international trailer for Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ Come on. You know you want to.
If you strip away the subtitles, the trailer doesn’t offer too much footage that we haven’t seen before, but it’s a little longer than the domestic version and everything is given a little more more time to breathe. Other than that, we can make the same observations we’ve made with most of the other trailers. Andrew Garfield looks like a terrific Peter Parker. Emma Stone is stunning. The webslinging and action sequences appear to have a rougher, more grounded tone to them than the previous films. The Lizard still looks like the Batman villain Killer Croc and his traditional lab coat is high missed.
We can also ask the same questions. What will become of Uncle Ben (now played by Martin Sheen) in this version of the Spider-Man mythology? How far will Webb and company stray from the traditional take on the character? Will Denis Leary’s Captain Stacy hold a candle to JK Simmons’ J. Jonah Jameson in the “Foil to Spider-Man” department? And so on.
With the summer movie season nearly upon us, it’s time to start really examining what blockbuster treats await us. ‘The Avengers‘? The buzz has been unanimously positive from everyone who has seen it. ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘? Everyone who can afford a movie ticket is going to see that, surely. ‘Prometheus‘? It’s definitely a wild card, but show us someone who wasn’t bowled over by those trailers and we’ll show you a fool. But ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’? As popular as the character is (and his previous three films proved that he’s several billion dollars worth of popular), his latest adventure seems to consistently vanish into the cracks of a very crowded summer. Of course, the big question is whether or not audiences will embrace a new cast and style for the ‘ol web head so soon after Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire were shown the door.
In trailer form, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ certainly looks like it’ll stand toe-to-toe with the other heavy-hitters this summer, but for the first time in a decade, Spidey isn’t a 100% sure thing. What do you think?