The first teaser trailer for director Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man has finally hit the web, har har. It’s got a strong cast with Andrew Garfield stepping into the role of Peter Parker, and rounded out by the likes of Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Denis Leary.
Initially, this looks almost too similar to the first Raimi film, but it’s obviously going for “gritty and realistic” rather than archly funny. Here, Peter Parker isn’t a wise-cracking hyper-intelligent teen who gets bitten by a spider, he’s a mopey hipster from Silverlake, Brooklyn or Portland.
It’s a minor complaint because it looks quite good, from the design, actors, everything, really, even if the “dark and gritty” aspect feels forced upon the character. The POV swinging at the end seems cool, if nothing more than a ploy to promote the 3D aspects of the flick.
This conflicting trailer has some things I really like and some things that are just annoying.
In theaters July 3, 2012. [via slashfilm]