New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Featurettes: Superhero Drama & Action

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“Go bigger” is generally the philosophy embraced by blockbuster sequels, especially on superhero franchises, and that is certainly the case with this year’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci –  who already have their fingers in such pies as the Star Trek movies as well as the ongoing TV series Sleepy Hollow – were brought onboard for this installment, in order to help director Marc Webb blow the lid wide open on the potential of the Spider-Man cinematic universe.

However, in order for that to happen, Amazing Spider-Man 2 needs to tell a compelling Peter Parker story, and that’s what the first of two new featurettes released for the movie focuses on: Peter’s (Andrew Garfield) struggle to maintain a double-life, even while his girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) keeps moving forward in her academic/professional career and Pete gets held back by his past in more ways than one, when he discovers more of the truth about his dad’s old workplace, OsCorp.

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The second of these Amazing Spider-Man 2 previews highlights the movie’s other major selling point, i.e. the action, be it CGI effects-assisted and/or practical in design. Much of the attention here is paid to a set piece of the latter nature, in the shape of a truck chase that involves Spidey, the police, and Russian mob enforcer Aleksei Sytsevich (Paul Giamatti) – a sequence that’s been heavily teased during pre-production, through photos and videos leaked from the film’s set (or officially-released, in some cases).

Glimpses at Pete’s troubled homelife (visions of the late Captain Stacy, secrets kept by his Aunt May) are welcome here, as a reminder that our superhero’s emotional baggage is piling up as fast as his enemies are increasing in number. There’s a risk that the Amazing Spider-Man sequel may get tangled up in its dense web of subplots – both new and carried over from its predecessor - but at the same time, this might be the swift kick in the butt that this comic book movie franchise needs in order to really take off and keep up with the heavy-hitters at Marvel Studios (The Avengers) and Warner Bros./DC (Man of Steel).

Rounding out the Amazing Spider-Man 2 cast are Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained), Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines), Sally Field (Lincoln) and Chris Cooper (The Muppets), among others.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in U.S. theaters on May 2nd, 2014.

Source: CBM

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  1. i feel like i have watched this movie already

  2. Lolololololol, this looks so awesome!!!!

  3. I like most of it but electors face sometimes looks very stupid and green goblin kinda looks dumb too sometimes I think the movie probably will be good

  4. watching this trailer on the big screen at the theatre it looked ten times better.

    • So bigger really is better.

  5. I wonder if this movie is taking a page from the Avengers. The big selling point in the Avengers trailer was the action. Few people expected the character work to be as engaging as it was. The story turned out to be so-so, it wasn’t the main attraction. Here, I think the intention is for the story to be significant, but it may play 3rd fiddle to the character work and the action. That’s where I’m thinking the similarities may lay. The trailers are emphasizing the action, but as Andrew Garfield said, the talent that the script has attracted is a testament to how good it is. Zimmer said something similar months ago. Maybe they’re both being good company men, but I’m optimistically hoping that the chemistry is strong and that it does elevate the movie. The first featurette shows promise.

  6. I still can’t get over what they did to rhino. What is it with turning villains into mechs? First silver samurai and now this crap. He doesn’t even look like a rhino. Sometimes I really hate Hollywood.

    • Well, Sony’s taking a lot of little things from Marvel’s Ultimate Universe. In this case, that includes the Mech-Rhino.

  7. Well, Hopefully…There Is A Release Date On…Here…Somewhere…