Spidey Swings Through The City In Two New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motion Posters

By Eric Eisenberg 10 months agodiscussion comments
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A big part of what's exciting about a live action Spider-Man movie is simply getting to see such a nimble and quick superhero move. While many wonderful artists have brought the character and his movements to life through comics in the past, it's a real thrill to see it happen on the big screen and to see what seem like impossible physics play out. It's a ton of fun watching the wall-crawler fire a stream of webbing on to a skyscraper and quickly swing down 42nd street while patrolling the streets of New York for criminals and mayhem. When it comes to the films, stills and standard one-sheets don't always cut it, which is why it's cool that we have these new motion posters from Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, courtesy of Empire.

One thing that the first motion poster you see up top shows off are some really interesting ideas for camera placement when Spidey is swinging. It's not practical and it's all CGI, but Webb uses that to his advantage by getting a camera angle he might otherwise not be able to get (strapping a camera to Andrew Garfield's belt at that speed would probably not end well for either the star or the equipment). This vantage point does a great job of not only showing how fast Spider-Man is going, but also gives us the first perspective that would come with swinging right along with him.



This second motion poster is a bit less interesting, as it just shows the intro to the first theatrical trailer, but it does give us a moment to pay attention to one small aspect of this shot. When it comes to CGI, Spider-Man's costume is always portrayed not only to be skin-tight, but to basically look like it has been painted on. In this shot I really like that we get to see the ripples in the uniform, which not only gives the outfit a more fabric like feel, but also makes Peter Parker look like less of an expert tailor.

Based on a script by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues the adventure seen in the first film as Spider-Man continues to learn how to balance his life both as Peter Parker and as a superhero. His graduation is coming up, he continues to hide his secret identity from Aunt May (Sally Field), he has a complicated relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) because of her father's dying wish, and at the same time must deal with an outbreak of bigger and badder villains infesting the city - most of which is due to what's going on in the labs at OsCorp. Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Chris Cooper, Chris Zylka, and Martin Sheen co-star in the movie, which will be in theaters on May 2nd.
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