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.