Video: The obligatory “Amazing Spider-Man” trailer

posted at 7:58 pm on February 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, this is really the ultimate modern superhero flick, isn’t it? Initially it was going to be the fourth of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films, but when that was scrapped, they turned around and decided to just reboot the series. Creatively exhausted and desperate for easy blockbuster box office, Hollywood’s now so dependent on superhero movies that it’s taken to recycling ones that are less than 10 years old. I wonder when the inevitable “Dark Knight” remake will come out. Maybe Matt Damon as Batman this time and Ryan Gosling as the Joker? Or vice versa? Does it matter? You’ll see it. You’ll pay any ticket price they ask.

In fairness, America might be primed for a story about a super-powerful geek who takes the law into his own hands in order to fight the bad guys. Peter Parker = Barack Obama?

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I didn’t understand why they were making an new Spidey at first, but it seems it’s because this director wants to take the franchise in a different direction. Back to the 1970s apparently, where the loss of Parker’s parents was just as important as the death of Uncle Ben. Not to mention they’re concentrating on the fact that Parker’s a supergenius, and a kid with an attitude problem…like all teens. I wasn’t gonna see it until I saw the second trailer…which I think looks kick XXX. Love how Spidey handles the car thief and the action scenes. He actually MOVES like Spiderman should.

Still, getting tired of the effing reboots every couple of years.

wolfva on February 10, 2012 at 5:47 AM

From the trailer the new Spider-Man is a recycled combination of Hulk/Iron Man/Dark Knight. It might still be worth watching, but my spidey sense tells me to rent, not go to the theaters.

For something much worse, George Lucas: Greedo shot first at Han in the original “Star Wars.”

Gladtobehere on February 10, 2012 at 5:58 AM

But when will they remake a real classic… I mean I can remember when 3 bucks used to get you into seeing a movie…

ajacksonian on February 10, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Like Rhys Ifans. Loved Danny Deckchair.

Scherzo442 on February 10, 2012 at 6:59 AM

I knew Spiderman, Spiderman was a friend of mine. BHO, you’re no Spiderman.

GrayDog on February 10, 2012 at 7:54 AM

And hey, if you have some time on your hands, you might try taking a peek at this list of 715 “Upcoming prequels, sequels, remakes, reboots and spin-offs”.

Left Coast Right Mind on February 10, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Some lowlights from page 1:

Evil Dead – nooooooooo!!!! Bruce Campbell should take his boom stick to whomever is doing this.
Fletch Won – really? Fletch. Really?
Untitled Departed Sequel – umm, they all got killed in the end
Untitled Blade Runner Project – NO. NO. No no no no. NOOO. No.
Wanted 2 – um, by who?
Avatar 2 and 3 – please stop. Puuuleeeasse stop.

LoganSix on February 10, 2012 at 8:06 AM

I mean I can remember when 3 bucks used to get you into seeing a movie…

ajacksonian on February 10, 2012 at 6:39 AM

I can remember when movies were original and not just sequels or re-makes of older movies. IMO, Hollywood jumped the shark when they re-made True Grit.

Happy Nomad on February 10, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Spiderman looks like a Twilight character, nice hair. Tired of superheroes that are built and look like women.

gator70 on February 10, 2012 at 8:08 AM

OK. I loved reading Spiderman comics as a kid.
And I loved the Toby McGuire movies.
But this is just ridiculous.
Make Spiderman 2099. That’d be interesting.
But this remaking remakes upon remakes is getting pretty fricking old.
There are literally thousands of great screenplays out there.
But all we seem to get from Hollywood is the same old recycled garbage.
The nepotism & patronage is disgusting.

Badger40 on February 10, 2012 at 8:15 AM

I’ll have to see it. I was waiting for the Lizard with the other trilogy and they introduced Connors several times, but never did it. I do think this looks a little too “hollywood”, but I bet it will still be good.

The story is straight out of the old cartoon, which I presume is out of the comics. His parents ended up being spies of some kind. My son has a DVD on the cartoon, but it doesn’t have the entire series so I don’t know the whole story on that, lol.

jeffn21 on February 10, 2012 at 9:16 AM

The new Spiderman movie does look interesting. And I’ll watch it. But rather than tweaking and refining a story I’ve seen before, why not tell a new story?

There are fresh stories out there, all over the place. And some of them are likely to be great movies. Heck, there’s even tons of material in the comics realm that haven’t really been explored. Why keep telling origin stories over and over again?

hawksruleva on February 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Do you think this comes down to stock prices? I love capitalism, but sometimes I wonder if the pressure to maximize shareholder value makes companies even more risk-averse than they already are.

Of course, the problem in that case would be with the shareholders (us) as much as with the CEOs.

hawksruleva on February 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Interesting. I liked the prior series. I’d probably like this one. It certainly looks darker.

Either way, I probably won’t watch it in theaters. Money is tight and theater prices are absurd.

I’d rather wait until I can get it at redbox or somesuch. I suspect I am not alone in that regard.

Logus on February 10, 2012 at 10:36 AM

the dreadful Kirsten Dunst as MJ

Doughboy on February 9, 2012 at 8:20 PM

You take that back!

GWB on February 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

There are fresh stories out there, all over the place. And some of them are likely to be great movies. Heck, there’s even tons of material in the comics realm that haven’t really been explored. Why keep telling origin stories over and over again?

hawksruleva on February 10, 2012 at 10:34 AM

You have that right! How about this one?

http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Dial_H_for_Hero

Too bad Cartoon Network bastardized it into Ben 10.

OBQuiet on February 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk (multiple iterations), Daredevil, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Thor, Captain America, Avengers, the Punisher………….

Enough already. I enjoyed these in my youth in the mid-Sixties. I’m a grown-up now. Time for change — oh wait, that didn’t work out so well last time……………….

AnotherRightWingConspirator on February 10, 2012 at 2:17 PM

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