Trailer Tuesdays: The Amazing Spider-Man

And here’s another trailer that’s been out for a while, because I’m too lazy to find something new.

Well, I’ll be honest here. I know nothing about Spider-Man besides what Ultimate Alliance and the movies have told me about him. And considering what I hear other people say about him, I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to be a likable character. After all, whenever he pops up in the comics I read, I don’t hate him, but the movies did his character no justice for me, and I’ve spend the past so many years associating him with the word “douchebag.”

When news of the reboot first reached my ears, my joy could not be contained. I hated the movies thus far, and nothing could be worse than them.

Apparently I was wrong.

Yeah, the only thing I could think during this trailer was, “Emo, emo, emo.” This character type is so unbelievably annoying, and from what Lady Geek Girl tells me about Peter, it’s wrong. In some ways, the newer movie seems truer to the comics in terms of his super powers—the spider web thing appears to be a gadget and not an ability, for one thing—but in others, it really doesn’t.

According to IMDb, Mary Jane isn’t even in the cast, and then there’s the whole issue with his parents that feels shoved in for the sake of Peter’s angst, only further cemented with the line, “We all have secrets: the ones we keep, and the ones that are kept from us.”

If I’m wrong about any of this, feel free to correct me, because like I said, I know nothing about Spider-Man. I just wish the trailer didn’t paint Peter as someone who will do nothing but whine for two hours. Needless to say, I’m really not looking forward to watching this like I know Lady Geek Girl will make me come July.

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4 thoughts on “Trailer Tuesdays: The Amazing Spider-Man

  1. same exact feeling, I was a big fan of the spiderman show in the 90’s, but the movies just can not get the feeling right for Peter Parker. Probably not going to this movie.

  2. Allow me to disagree. I really loved the movies, the first two in particular. The second one is one of my favorite movies of all time, not just one of my favorite superhero movies. I probably won’t see this movie, because Tobey Maguire IS Spiderman for me. I think he played the character beautifully. Peter Parker is a kid who is all of a sudden saddled/gifted with unbelievable powers. He wants to be a regular kid, but realizes that “with great power comes great responsibility”. He has a lot of moral issues with which he has to learn to deal. His role as a superhero is thrust upon him; it’s not really something he chooses. I think he has a right to be a little bit angsty and emo at times, but he isn’t that way all the time. And Mary Jane wasn’t his first girlfriend, so it makes sense that she’s not in this movie.

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