‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Final Trailer Showcases Fully-Rendered Action

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 22nd, 2014 at 12:21 pm,

We’ve seen so much footage and promotional material from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that at this point it would be naive to believe you’re going to get many surprises or twists in this second chapter of the untold story of Peter Parker. Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Harry Osborn’s Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) will all be battling Spidey in the film, with the fate of Peter’s missing parents and Harry’s ailing father serving as the overarching frame of the story.

Beyond that, we know that the next installment of the series, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, will likely see the Web-Head battling up to half a dozen foes (The Sinister Six), allowing director Marc Webb to finish his trilogy arc in spectacular fashion (pun). So, all that’s really left for the present time is sitting back to see if Amazing Spider-Man 2 will truly be an improvement on the (barely passable) first film.

While many fans probably think that this “Final Trailer” promotion is but the cherry on an ice cream sundae of overexposure, there are some merits to it; namely, the improved visual effects rendering, which look less like a video game and more like what you want to see in blockbuster Spider-Man flick. The initial trailers for ASM2 indeed looked like cut scenes from a video game whenever Spidey and Electro were going at it, but this latest string of previews has a darker, more tactile feel to its CGI, which makes all the difference in the world.

The filmmakers also seem to be done with trying to sell fans on the idea that Jamie Foxx’s Electro is the crux of the story. Electro was always a questionable choice for a main villain arc, and the more we began to scrutinize and examine Dane DeHaan’s role as Harry Osborn, the clearer it seemed to become that this movie was going to be more about fathers and sons and legacy than it was about a goofy janitor who gets electrical powers and runs amok.

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In these latest trailers, the attempts at misdirection seem to be done, and the filmmakers seem to be embracing the richness of the Peter/Harry conflict as a primary hook of their movie. Wise move, in my humble opinion…

Though it may give away even more great moments or hints of what’s in store, this is the version of Amazing Spider-Man 2 that has me excited about the prospect of grabbing a theater seat and a pair of 3D glasses and enjoying a good time with one of my favorite superheroes.

…Now stop giving things away and just show us the movie, already!

UPDATE: We were also invited to a screening of 20 minutes of Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage. Check the link below for what we saw.


MORE: ASM2 Extended Footage Review


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in theaters on May 2, 2014.

Source: Sony

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  1. So pretty. So flashy. So hollow. So not Marvel’s Spiderman.

    • So just your opinion.

  2. I gotta say, I REALLY preferred the older version of the shot of spidey winging the manhole cover at Rhino’s head. The brighter colors and simpler background made it much more dynamic

    • Oh my god, shut up.

  3. I hope to heck this is just a first prototype suit for the Rhino. It looks terrible. Maybe it will be destroyed in this movie and he’ll get a really cool suit for Spidey three

    • same here.. but it doesn’t look half bad since this trailer kick ass!


    • I fold.

  5. Okay… Even I have to admit, as much as I hated the first movie, this one might just be pretty damn awesome. That trailer needed to come out a long time ago. Still going to wait for some positive word of mouth, but this looks a hell of a lot better than I thought it could.

  6. Cool trailer. :-)

  7. I have liked all the trailers so far for this movie. I would agree that the cgi does look more finished. The cgi in the older trailers never looked terrible to me, but there was a certain brightness to the colors, especially that shot where spiderman was throwing down the man hole cover on rhino, that just looked a bit off. However, I wonder why they even bothered showing unfinished scenes in a trailer which leads into my next complaint. Why are they showing so much of this movie? I would direct that towards hollywood in general, but this one has really be over exposed. It is no surprise that people are disappointed at the movies frequently these days. The studios show way too much in the trailers or they have too many trailers. Either way it is too much. There are other movies that come out at different times in the year so people should be able to hold off their interest until the actual release date. I can only imagine how watered down Star Wars will feel after two plus years of rumors and tweets and multiple trailers.

      • That is a complete lie. 2012′s Django Unchained was all practical effects. This years Need for Speed has all the races as Practical as in NO CGI (I’m sure there’s a little though). Most of 2012′s Skyfall was practical (as are most JB movies). And George Lucas was the first person to make a movie completely digital (The Phantom Menace). He was the one who decided to use CGI over practical. And in the originals CGI was expensive and it was simply cheaper to use models. So stop the hating on CGI. I do agree about the lightsaber battle though, that is for sure.

        • Easy there, i am not hating on CGI. i JUST PREFER HIS PRACTICAL METHODS
          better. Some Cgi looks better than some but most movies couldn’t be done without it.

        • Actually, the Prequels used MORE miniatures, matte paintings, models, etc. than the OT.

          Its a common misconception that the Prequels were all or mostly CG.

          • EggU is correct. Also, Attack of the Clones was the first mainstream film shot with digital cameras.

          • Yoda was cgi

            • Yoda was not cgi IN THE ORIGINAL EPISODES. Enough about star wars this is about spidey.