The Avengers has been released and set the bar extremely high for the rest of the summer blockbusters. Having said that, the other 2 major contenders made their presence known in a big way last week.
First, Christopher Nolan released a haunting and awesome third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. A day later we got to see another fantastic trailer for the surprising Spider-Man reboot. Like many, I was skeptical that a reboot this soon might be a mess but I’ve adored every trailer thus far.
I love the look of Marc Webb’s film. The blues and the way the city looks while Spider-Man is out doing his thing. And I completely buy Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker. This trailer also put to rest the only real doubt I had. Will The Lizard be cool? One shot in particular convinced me but there are plenty of moments that suggest epic one on one battles in the new trailer.
I don’t think this new Webslinger will slay The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises but it has the potential to hang with the big boys this summer. Let’s take a look at the top 5 moments from this amazing trailer:
5. Captain Sarcasm Returns
The one thing that Tobey Maguire was lacking was Spider-Man’s trademark sarcasm and humor. The first Spider-Man trilogy was more on the campy side of the line but this is more like the comics and cartoons. Hopefully they don’t over do it.
4. The POV Shots
After the first teaser was released, it was clear the director wanted the audience to experience what it would be like to be Spider-Man. This film appears to be packed with POV shots. I’m interested to see how they cut these shots into action sequences seamlessly.
3. Spider-Man vs The Lizard
These two battle it out everywhere in this trailer. Inside buildings, above them, in sewers and probably more. Their is a welcome intensity to these scenes and the screenshot above is a perfect example of that. It’s a little terrifying to watch the Lizard match Spidey’s agility like that.
2. The Lizard Wreaks Havoc
Bring it on. This is the single shot that sold me on the chosen villain for the film. Here is an insane monster in the middle of the street unleashing who knows what. I’m in. It’s still a little odd that his face is so flat but I’ll reserve final judgment when I see him in action.
1. Spider-Man Is Back
This shot is a love letter to Spider-Man fans around the world. The franchise is in good hands. It looks like we are in for a different Spider-Man experience but I’m starting to think it might be better. I’m not there yet but the simple fact that the possibility exists is exciting.