The first official clip from The Amazing Spider-Man has appeared online, and as you might imagine, it doesn’t pull out the “big guns” – that is, offer another sneak peek ofthe impressive 3D set pieces or sequences with Spidey flinging himself around New York (as teased in the extended preview). It instead provides a brief look at a quieter and more light-hearted scene from the Spider-Man reboot.
At the beginning of the second Amazing Spider-Man trailer, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) jokingly tells Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) that he climbed some twenty floors up the fire escape, so as to avoid her “intimidating” doorman – this clip reveals Pete’s encounter with said scary concierge.
If this scene is indeed a good sampler of what’s to come in Amazing Spider-Man, then it only lends further credibility to the filmmakers’ claims that their rebooted take on the Spidey universe has more of a natural vibe and realistic feel to the proceedings – as opposed to the (mostly intentional) cheesiness and melodrama that Sam Raimi tended to embrace with his Spider-Man movie trilogy.
Case in point: compare the above scene from Amazing Spider-Man to this somewhat similar moment in Spider-Man 2 (which features a cameo from Raimi’s BFF Bruce “The Chin” Campbell):
Some fans have long been worried that Amazing Spider-Man may as well be titled “Spider-Man Begins”, in the sense that it could suffer from being an uncharacteristically dark and gritty spin on the webslinger’s mythos that follows too closely in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie trilogy.
However, thanks to recent comments from Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb, promising that the film will feature plenty of “humor and levity and whimsy” – along with proof in the form of stuff like Spidey making wise-cracks and George Stacy (Denis Leary) dropping lines about vigilantes in leotards – those concerns are starting to abate.
The Amazing Spider-Man hits 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on July 3rd, 2012.
Source: Mark of the Spider-Man (via CBM)