Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spiderman movies was a bit of a mixed bag, a solid opening chapter followed by a truly excellent sequel (still for my money one of the best superhero movies ever.) and a hugely disappointing final chapter (although perhaps not quite as bad as some people would have you believe).
The disappointing reaction to that movie brought about a re-think for the franchise and a reboot was decided as the way forward. Marc Webb, director of 500 days of summer was chosen to direct the new movie with Andrew Garfield to star as Peter Parker/Spiderman. The first trailer has just been released to coincide with this weekends Comic-Con.
Trailer available in HD here
I've tried to avoid spoilers for this movie, so I've deliberately not researched it as a result these thoughts are just gut reactions.
1. Andrew Garfield, as young as he looks, strikes me as too old to play Parker. This is not a deal breaker by any means but I had it in my mind that they were going for a more Ultimate Spiderman style and he seems to old.
2. I don't like the first person view for the action sequences, I just think it's a terrible idea. The film is still a year away so it's feasible this could change based on the reaction to the trailer.
3. The costume looks cool, I like it much more than the previous film versions.
4. Emma Stone looks way better as a red head!
It's hard to gauge much more, although the trailer is pretty long it doesn't give much away. I'm still excited for the movie but overall I found it a little underwhelming. I'd love to know what anyone else thinks, please leave a comment.
|A cool fan art poster|