It’s no secret that I loved the Amazing Spider-Man. Yeah, maybe at first I was a little skeptical. I’m a comic book fan. We’re always skeptical of film adaptations. But any doubts I may have had were completely and totally quashed within the first two seconds. I absolutely loved that movie. I got it on blu ray over Black Friday last year and it’s actually in my PS4 right now as I’m writing this. I tend to watch it fairly often because if you ask me the first film is kind of the perfect Spider-Man adaptation. (The Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon is a close second.) I know there are some naysayers out there who say the Amazing Spider-Man 2 is making the same mistake that Spider-Man 3 made. I know some people are worried it’s cramming in a ton of villains and those people say we’re supposed to believe that’s the doomsday sign for any superhero film or whatever.
But you know what?
Every trailer I see makes me wonder what the hell those people are smoking. This movie looks amazing. And they aren’t just throwing in villains randomly. They have a plan, a solid plot, and the kind of direction some superhero movies could only hope to find. (If that leads to a Sinister Six movie later on that would be even more awesome. Just saying.) I am so excited to see Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn as the Green Goblin in action and every time I watch this trailer in particular I get goosebumps. I loved Dane DeHaan in Chronicle and him along side Jamie Foxx’s Electro is pretty much greatness just waiting to happen.
And can we take a moment to appreciate the little things in this trailer?
We got to see Rhino in battle – briefly – and in the scene where they were walking through that laboratory area? Doctor Octopus’ robotic arms are hanging up right there! Harry and Peter are going to be adorable BFFs for however many seconds pass between then skipping rocks and Harry looking into all that surveillance stuff on Peter. (Plus it looks like we’re going to get some more of Richard Parker in this one!) And I loved the way Gwen shouts “Peter!” and then covers her mouth immediately. I gasped when she said his name. I really did! That’s how important Spider-Man’s anonymity has always been and I thought that was a brilliant addition to the film.
Needless to say, I’m ridiculously excited for this. It’s going to be great.
Don’t just take my word for it. Watch the trailer yourself and bask in it’s glory. And then join me in waiting impatiently for May 2nd to get here already!