The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer May Be An Origin Story Rehash
We knew The Amazing Spider-Man was a reboot, yet somehow I still had some vague hope that the movie might find new material to mine within Peter Parkerís universe. We donít need to see the things weíve already seen, we donít need to redo that origin story. The character is established, it seems like a good opportunity to just jump right out of the gate and have fun with his universe, maybe with only a cursory nod to his origins. Thatís not happening.
The movieís first trailer is set to debut during the San Diego Comic Con and Movie Web claims to have a blow by blow description of everything itíll contain. In a word, itís a rehash.
According to their description the trailer is just a redo of the origin story we already saw acted out by Tobey Maguire in his first Spider-Man, only with Andrew Garfield playing the character and with The Lizard as the villain instead of Goblin. The trailer starts with a shot of Peter Parker being beaten up by bullies, seen it. It then progresses to show him being bitten by the Spider, seen it. Somewhere in there is a shot of Uncle Ben dying and saying his ďgreat powerÖ great responsibilityÖ yada yadaĒ line, seen it. Then he puts on his costume and starts webslinging, seen that too.
So whatís different? Apparently Peter Parker gets bitten by the spider in his own attic, where heís set up some sort of home lab. So theyíve changed the origin of the character a bit. Actually thatís sort of more in keeping with the comics. The Peter Parker of the comics is a genius, and you never really get any sense of that with Tobey Maguireís character. And thereís the Lizard, played by Rhys Ifans, though even that doesnít sound all that different. Norman Osborne gets turned into the Goblin by green gas. In this description of the trailer Curt Connors gets turned into the lizard by green liquid. Bottom line, stay away from green stuff. Itís bad for you.
Should this description pan out to be the real deal, then count me even more uninterested in The Amazing Spider-Man than I already was. If this is what Sonyís about to show us, are you still on board? Let me know in the comments below.
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