Here’s how I know I’m a serious Spider-Man fan. I suffered through nearly two hours of NBC’s ironically titled America’s Got Talent to catch an anticipated four-minute “Super Preview” of Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. You don’t have to punish yourself in such gratuitous fashion, because the clip’s online this morning, and we’re happy to share it with you below:

Here’s how else I know I’m a serious Spider-Man fan: Even though the “Super Preview” essentially amounted to last week’s full-length trailer plus one semi-full-length scene, I still found it extremely thrilling, and I’m even more excited for Webb’s anticipated blockbuster than I was yesterday. And that’s saying something.

The key lines in the bits of footage added. The bridge-rescue scene (which you’ll see above) shows us a compassionate, intelligent side of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) that we missed in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. And the new teaser’s final shot – a decent joke – hammers home the point that Garfield’s Spidey/Parker is going to nail that sarcastic tone die-hard Spider-Man fans want from their vulnerable hero … and can’t understand why it was missing from Raimi’s films.

So far, Sony has done an excellent job selling The Amazing Spider-Man. Now I’m hoping they stop. We’ve seen enough. We don’t want to see any more. Because I’ve studied this new “Super Preview” backwards and forwards, I’m starting to feel like I could play the basic structure of this new film in my head. There are still a few surprises (I hope) that need to be answered. Who is that mysterious figure teasing secrets about Peter’s parents? And what about the famed library fight Stan Lee hinted at? But I want them to be big surprises when the movie opens on July 3. Spidey’s back on the big screen, in 2D, 3D and IMAX. What more do you need?

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