Up above is the final full trailer forThe Amazing Spider-Man 2. The footage looks pretty amazing, but I cannot geek out about it because the first movie in this new series of Spider-man films was just very illogical. I’m sorry folks, but logic is my cereal in the morning :). There are so many issues I have with the first film that I won’t vent them all because it’s not like I keep criticism in the storehouse of my brain, and, besides, time has no patience for me to do so. So, here are just a few of those issues: (1) That Villain! What guy would keep injecting himself with a serum that causes him to morph into a big, ugly lizard? On top of which, the serum evidently gifts him with a brain problem. The lizard wants to turn everyone else into big, ugly lizards like himself and have their kind dominating earth! Yeah, I can understand robots maybe…but hideous lizards? Just…No. And I’m still befuddled as to why the lizard was so consumed with taking down Peter Parker who never did him any harm; (2) All of Spidey’s laughable escapes from the monster lizard. They were so unrealistic that I basically watched the movie for a 2nd time with some acquaintances as a comedy; (3) The ending! In truth, it was the police chief who saved both Spidey and N.Y. city from the big, bad lizard even though it was this new Spidey’s first outing! The director, Marc Webb, should’ve been nice and allowed him to be the absolute hero that go around. Now, I must admit that I am one who disagreed with green lighting a Spidey franchise remake simply because it’s unnecessary and a waste of money, time, and talent. Already, I fear The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been overexposed with the massive amount of footage being released before the movie hits theaters. Still, this trailer does give some hope that TASM2 will be better than its predecessor, at least plot-wise!
Release date: May 2, 2014
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.