With The Avengers opening today, the final trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man will be coming with it. While the first full-length trailer explored the untold story of Peter’s parents, there’s no telling what the new one will be comprised of except that there will be more of a focus on The Lizard. Director Marc Webb says this trailer is set to show off the 3D effects of the film, but does it look too bad in a 2D sense? Find out for yourself with the brand new trailer below:
I’m still having some mixed feelings about The Amazing Spider-Man, especially as most of the 3D special effects don’t translate too well to 2D, and that one scene with Spider-Man bobbing his head and kneeling in front of the burglar made me cringe. Other than that, however, the trailer is incredible. The action is intense, there’s an emphasis on Peter as a character, The Lizard and how he ties into everything, and we get over the secret-identity plotline as it’s pretty clear Gwen Stacy knows her boyfriend is Spider-Man.
There may be the “one villain too many” angle yet again in the Spidey franchise, as its becoming very clear that the police are going to be another big antagonistic role in the terms of the story. Hopefully it can be done in a way that doesn’t take anything from Rhys Ifan’s character as The Lizard, and maybe we can actually see it done damn well.
“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.
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field, The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3rd.