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The Amazing Spider-Man trailer

TheAmazingSpiderMan.jpgThe trailer came out yesterday and there was a lot of excitement at its release on the, and I have to use this word, web. So having let things cool down and taking a look at it today with a cool head, what's the feeling?

Well the tone is great, it's all a lot more darker, and there's the typical superhero-villain origin story in there that always works so well, but there are a couple of issues I have with the trailer too, and they are fundamental changes to Spider-Man.

Oh I'm not talking about the costume or the actor, I'm talking about the abilities of the character.

The trailer, for the most part, looks good. Gone is that silly first person viewpoint, the mystery of his father's death plays heavy and offers an interesting aspect to the film, especially since it connects to OSCORP and Dr Connors who is set to be his first adversary, the very adversary he's helped to create.

However there are a couple of scenes where we see Peter aka Spider-Man accomplishing ninja-esque moves, breaking a gun apart with his bare hands at incredibly fast speeds, and then there's a Matrix style moment where he manages to avoid, at point blank, the bullets a policeman fires right at him.

Wow, Spider-Man has changed from when we last saw him on film. I wonder though, is he going to be too powerful now?

Thankfully the 3D aspect that is going with this film isn't too much and we only see the 3D take over for the final frame, and take over it does as once again we're pulled out of the film to try and make us avoid something being thrown right at the screen.

Overall, I'm on the fence. There are some great aspects to it and the tone is much darker and stronger, indeed it looks like it's almost making it more reality based than before, and then we have the ninja and matrix enhanced Spider-Man moves, not to mention his genius equation solving, and I'm wondering if they've gone too far with the character.

Here's the blurb for The Amazing Spider-Man:

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.

Now here's the trailer through TrailerAddict, opening with the title of "the untold story"...




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