Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)

Its been all over the internet today so if this is the first you’re hearing about it, welcome to the party. The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped today. Reviews and opinions are mixed.

This sequel tells the story of Peter Parker. Having been Spider-Man for some time now, and in a full fledged relationship with Gwen Stacey, he is finally finding balance between being a superhero and a regular Joe. The trailer offers a few more plot details too:

1) Harry Osborn is introduced, and is into some shady stuff
2) He definitely becomes the Green Goblin (posters showed us this last week)
3) Other villains are teased, though they may not appear
4) Peter’s secret identity is at risk again.

Some people say it looks too busy. I think it looks fine. Super Hero movies tend not to blow me away. But it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them. Spider-Man 3 faltered by flubbing up the many baddies. Sandman was giving the most attention and that would have been good enough. Even New Green Goblin was an okay addition in the context of the Trilogy. Venom, one of the most popular of Spider-Man’s foes, was barely in the movie, cast a little wrong, and wasn’t done any proper justice.

If Spider-Man 2 can pace itself, I think it’ll be a really fun watch. If not, then at least we won’t be subjected to Emo Parker.


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