The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Trailer #1) Review
Wow was not expecting that, at all. It’s looking very interesting and whilst I have no idea what the final product will deliver I am very interested in this film. Watched the trailer a few times now and my only thought is wow Sony is REALLY going for it! Insane amount of content in this film and there is a lot of stuff I like, and the usual worries I get. We see Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin or Hob Goblin? And easily my favourite scene showing the super tech for the sinister six. Sinister Six! And this is only the trailer for the second film. So yeah I like what I see so far and whether Sony’s strategy of going big or going home works out at least it’s a really big change in the normal formula of superhero films. Come on Webb show us something new. Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever a spider can. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.
“Soon everyone in this city will know how it feels to live in a world without power, without mercy. A world without Spider-Man!”
My Score: A-
Release date: 18th April 2014
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.
What I liked
#9. Dead Lifting A Cop Car
Nice catch! Hoping Rhino threw that, although looking at it again I think its Electro I can see in the background. You don’t normally see Spiderman demonstrating his strength but he is actually a really strong superhero, I mean he’s no Hulk but he beat up Captain America, not sure why he would be could. This is going to be a fun battle.
Stop pretending your Neo, Spiderman! I really hope they give him good dialogue to interact with Rhino; some of the best stuff from Spiderman is his taunting of villains. Because when they come back in mech suits or with super powers they really have a good reason to go after Spidey.
#7. Mr Blue Eyes I Mean Harry Osborn
Haven’t heard enough of him to get a good feel for the character but he seems interesting enough. Gonna talk about his apparent extra curricula activities later on. What do you all think of our new Harry Osborn?
#6. Sinister Six!
6 blast doors opening in unisons in the Osborn building. Sinister Six anyone? Yay I cannot wait for this to play out on the big screen. It’s going to be so EPIC!!! Anyway more Sinister Six teases to come.
#5. A Much Brighter World
Compared to the first film which was 90% filmed at night for some reason (one of my complaints) this trailer seems to present a sequel with a far more vivid and bright environment for Spiderman to fight his many loopy villains. Hell this still image looks like a really excellent animated Spiderman film, that’s a compliment.
#4. Daddies Secrets
I remember them teasing this in the first film and I am very glad it spawned into something, the comics have a lot of different ideas of what his parents did and why they died but I can’t really remember any of them so let’s just go with Peters dad being the scientist behind a lot of Oscorp weapons and technologies. Also spidey has his own secret lab which is cool.
#3. The Vulture And Doc Ock
Yes that is the weapons used by the Vulture and Doctor Octopus, two members of the Sinister Six. I am having a nerd attack currently so bear with me. Clearly Sony wants this series of films to last a while and if they are bringing the Sinister Six together I am with them all the way. This is such a fun teaser moment.
Ah so Jamie Foxx shows his face in a trailer that is shockingly not primarily showing him as the villain, everyone gets a little screen time. Normally it’s all about good vs. bad, here’s the hero and here’s the villain. However this tells us a lot of different aspect to the film, then at the end it’s all Electro this and Electro that haha no but he does really kick ass near the end of this trailer. Looking for a good fight Electro!
#1. Spiderman Dodging The Electro
This scene looks EPIC!!! Let the electric bolts fly we have a boss fight in progress. Looking at the scene it looks like they have a fight near a power station, seems like Electro would have the advantage in that fight but Spidey is getting away with it as always. Really looking forward to this.
What I Didn’t Like (Kind of)
#3. Rhino Mech
I’ll probably warm to the whole mech suit Rhino but I’d still like to see the other Rhino designs. The more I think about it the whole mech suit is probably the safest option for the character; it could have really looked terrible. I will like it a lot more if Spiderman develops a disliking of robots because I always thought that was funny in the animated show.
#2. Norman Osborn. Dying?
Not sure where they are going with Green Goblin in this series but I am not a fan of change, but we could also be going with Hob Goblin first then Green Goblin later. Am good with that, could also explain the lack of green in Harry’s appearance (image below).
#1. Hob Goblin or Green Goblin?
The more I look at this image and the trailer in general the more I see the Hob Goblin and not the Green Goblin. Anyway that’s not my complaint, the visuals are my complaint. He looks pretty terrible in this scene and I hope they fix this in post-production; they have a few months so I am not too worried.
Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?