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Peter T Chattaway

The Amazing Spider-Man

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Maybe if this Peter Parker were standing next to Sean Parker it'd make him look tough... I'm just not buying it (of course that's what I said of Tobey).

Is Spider-Man supposed to be "tough," though? Admittedly, I've no familiarity with the comics, but isn't Peter Parker's appeal that he's a little nerdy guy who just happens to have superpowers?

It was mainly a joke, using Andrew Garfield's best line from The Social Network. ;)

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Maybe if this Peter Parker were standing next to Sean Parker it'd make him look tough... I'm just not buying it (of course that's what I said of Tobey).

Is Spider-Man supposed to be "tough," though? Admittedly, I've no familiarity with the comics, but isn't Peter Parker's appeal that he's a little nerdy guy who just happens to have superpowers?

It was mainly a joke, using Andrew Garfield's best line from The Social Network. ;)

Ah. Gotcha.

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How is the super-tight Spiderman mask supposed to fit over his head with THAT MUCH HAIR?

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I liked the sequence in that trailer where you're swinging between buildings from Spidey's POV. It looked pretty good. The skyscraper swinging in the Raimi films seemed to get more cartoonish and fake looking as the series went along.

I'm not so positive, myself; that sequence looks like something out of a Spider-Man version of Half-Life 2.

Hmmm, maybe it's an homage to the EARLIER production called The Amazing Spider-Man. I refer to the short-lived 1977 TV series; in the pilot episode below, you can see point-of-view shots of Spidey's hands climbing up the walls etc. at roughly the 38:50, 53:30, 1:02:00 and 1:15:20 points.

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Meh. I like the cast, but I find myself unable to get excited about anything else in that trailer.

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Meh. I like the cast, but I find myself unable to get excited about anything else in that trailer.

I kinda liked the alligator-in-the-sewers gag. It's old, but got a chuckle all the same.

The only thing that really excites me about this movie is Garfield. A not-mopey, not-dopey Peter Parker--which, from the little footage we see here, is what we're getting--will be a real treat to see.

There's also the possibility--remote though it may be--that the dialogue might be less teeth-gratingly awful than it was in the Raimi films. [seriously--I really liked Spider-Man 2 when I first saw it, but recently I found it impossible to watch precisely because the dialogue was so bad] That, alone, is a chance that redeems many sorrows.

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Spider-meh.

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The only thing that really excites me about this movie is Garfield. A not-mopey, not-dopey Peter Parker--which, from the little footage we see here, is what we're getting--will be a real treat to see.

There's also the possibility--remote though it may be--that the dialogue might be less teeth-gratingly awful than it was in the Raimi films. [seriously--I really liked Spider-Man 2 when I first saw it, but recently I found it impossible to watch precisely because the dialogue was so bad] That, alone, is a chance that redeems many sorrows.

I must say, while I was sceptical that we really needed another Spider-man movie so soon, that trailer has me slightly more optimistic than I was before. It know it's trendy to pooh-pooh this film, but given Webb's previous film, I think there's reason to be cautiously optimistic that this will be fun.

I know people are tired of super-heroes, but this summer does stand a good chance of being one of the best summers for super-hero fans ever (THE AVENGERS, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and this).

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My "meh" was for the trailer, which doesn't show me much in the way of new vision. But I'm still tremendously optimistic that Garfield will make this worthwhile.

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Comics Alliance was at a press function that showed some additional footage and had this to say:

As for the footage, we were presented with the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man that will be made available online a little later, as well as a sizzle reel which assembled some additional moments from the film. Skeptical viewers of the initial trailer will likely be won over by quite a lot of the material in the new version, which presents a Spider-Man with far more attitude, humor and charm than we've seen in other films. In one memorable sequence, we see Spidey berate a would-be car thief for thinking he was a cop despite the fact that he's wearing a skintight red and blue costume. In the sizzle reel, Spider-Man executes what can only be described as epic spider trolling on this hapless crook. I suspect that this scene will be thought of as revelatory for Spidey fans, as the moment where the comic book hero, who's famous for his endearingly obnoxious sense of humor, finally came to life in cinema.

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My "meh" was for the trailer, which doesn't show me much in the way of new vision. But I'm still tremendously optimistic that Garfield will make this worthwhile.

Yeah, Garfield looks pretty great. As someone who was a fan of the cartoons as a kid, I'm also excited to see the Lizard!

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I agree with everyone's pro-Garfield sentiment, but I might even more agree with Anders' pro-Webb sentiment.

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Comics Alliance was at a press function that showed some additional footage and had this to say:

... In one memorable sequence, we see Spidey berate a would-be car thief for thinking he was a cop despite the fact that he's wearing a skintight red and blue costume. In the sizzle reel, Spider-Man executes what can only be described as epic spider trolling on this hapless crook. I suspect that this scene will be thought of as revelatory for Spidey fans, as the moment where the comic book hero, who's famous for his endearingly obnoxious sense of humor, finally came to life in cinema.

Yes! That is what I've been waiting for.

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I agree with everyone's pro-Garfield sentiment, but I might even more agree with Anders' pro-Webb sentiment.

What can I say? A guy with that name was born to make this movie. ;)

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I don't know. Garfield doesn't feel to me like Peter Parker. And I'm more than open to a very different Peter Parker than Tobey Maguire's.

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My "meh" was for the trailer, which doesn't show me much in the way of new vision.

Yeah, it doesn't seem to display any sort of unique stylistic identity for this new take on the character and his world, and instead seems like "standard blockbuster" fare.

But I'm still tremendously optimistic that Garfield will make this worthwhile.

Yep. He's pretty much exactly my image of Peter Parker.

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The Lizard was always my favourite villain so I'm excited to see him featured.

I didn't realize until the second trailer that Gwen Stacy is Parker's love interest, not Mary Jane. I never read the comics so perhaps that's how it played out in them but I think that's an interesting choice. But it's also strange seeing Stacy working in a high-tech lab with Dr. Connors, especially if in this version Parker and Stacy are still in high school. When I was in high school I was working at Save-On-Foods.

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Viral marketing is kicking off, and they've unlocked the first clip from the movie:

Okay, this is the first thing I've seen so far where Garfield really clicks for me as Peter Parker. And it explains the scene in the trailer in which he drops in on Gwen's fire escape, which had been bugging me.

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I kind of realized that Peter Parker in the comics has mostly been drawn as the male equivelant of She's All That. Think about it...even in his earliest days, he was scrawny and wore big glasses...but you ix the hair and take away the glasses... leading man!

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As I wrote at Facebook: So I asked my daughter what she thought of the bit where we see Spidey swing down over the street full of cars and then back up again, and she replied, "A hundred cool." Yeah? I said. "No, a million cool," she replied. Yeah? I said. And then she began reciting the words "hundred" and "million" over and over again before she finally said "cool. That's how cool it was."

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Is it just me or is Rhys Ifans channelling a bit of David Warner (STAR TREK V & VI, TIME AFTER TIME, TRON)?

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Anders wrote:

: Is it just me or is Rhys Ifans channelling a bit of David Warner (STAR TREK V & VI, TIME AFTER TIME, TRON)?

Oooh...

(Warner also played a Cardassian who tortures Picard on STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, for whatever that's worth. And he was the "Evil Genius" in TIME BANDITS. Oh, and wasn't he the photographer in THE OMEN? And he's currently onscreen as Billy Zane's gun-toting butler, or whatever he is, in the re-released TITANIC...)

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