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The Amazing Spider-Man

Finally, a live action Spider-Man movie that Toby Maguire hasn’t ruined, I apologise to all Toby Maguire fans, his parents, but let’s face it he was completely wrong for the part.  That said, it isn’t entirely his fault, it’s not like he came up with all the really bad storylines.  Whose idea was it to put three villains in the last movie?  Anyway, on to the reboot.

Recently a trailer was released, giving us our first real look at the film.  Initially what stands out is the tone of the film, which, following in the footsteps of other reboots, is a lot darker than previous instalments.  Movies thrive when the characters are believable and the problem with a lot of superhero movies is that they don’t take themselves seriously, thus any chance of relating to the characters goes out the window.  In recent years, superhero movies have began to be taken serious, X-Men basically lead the way, and I’m glad to say that it looks like Spider-Man will be following suit.

The trailer starts with Richard and Mary Parker leaving Peter with Aunt May and Uncle Ben.  Richard tells Peter that he will be safe with them, when asked where he is going he says that there is something he and Mary have to do.  When Spider-Man comics first came out Richard and Mary Parker were simply regular people who died leaving behind their son.  However, years later their backstory was retroactively changed making them S.H.I.E.L.D. agents.  This was ignored in the previous film series, but it does sound like they are including it in this one.  You probably know that Marvel is working on linking many of there films into The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. has played a part throughout all those movies, but Spider-Man is not one of them.  This film is outside of that umbrella.

There’s a part in the trailer were you see Peter actually sowing the costume.  He’d have to be pretty good to make a costume like that, but that’s slightly more believable than a teenage boy knowing how to make web shooters, which will be in the film and are shown in the trailer.  The lack of web cartridges was one of the complaints fans had about the last film series, but to be honest it was never that important to me.  If a spider bite gave you the power to stick to walls and jump really far, why couldn’t it give you web shooting?  However, including it does show that they listened to fans complains, which is usually a good sign.

Dr. Connors, aka the Lizard, is the main antagonist of the film and is shown a few times, in human form, during the trailer.  In the comics, Dr. Connors mutates into a the Lizard after an experiment, were he attempted to use lizard DNA to regenerate his arm, went wrong.  The scene briefly shown in the trailer indicates that the same thing will happen in the film.  We won’t know for sure until the movie comes out July next year, but hopefully we’ll have another trailer soon.

What do you think?  Are you glad they are rebooting the franchise?  Do you think web the Lizard is a good villain to start with?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below, also don’t forget to subscribe and click the like button.

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One response

  1. Amy

    I think the lizard is a good idea he a fresh villain for the movies and hasn’t been used before. I think the rebooth was needed and it looks good. It a pity about the length of waiting time until it is released !

    August 4, 2011 at 12:16 am

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