I am a fan of the first Spider-Man film. It has a classic storyline, a great villain and awesome direction. I am not a fan of the sequels as much. They are not terrible movies but I just think they are a big step down from the first film. I was one of the people that was surprised and happy when Sony announced they were doing a Spider-Man reboot. Then word came out that Marc Webb was involved, along with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans. I was moderately excited but I would not say the feeling was growing as more and more casting and images leaked out. Now that the trailer is out I can say that I am officially excited.
I am a huge fan of director Mark Webb who has very few credits aside from (500) Days Of Summer, a few music videos and some television work. In this first official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man it shows the tonal shift that this franchise wants to take. I am fully on board for what it is going for. It seems like the same song and dance in terms of the origin of Peter Parker but giving him more depth as a character. I would love to see a movie that has the (500) Days Of Summer feel and an X-Men: First Class-type origin. Webb has to take his time and make us fall in love with these characters before having them suit up and jump around.
I really like the trailer, the only thing that bothers me is that I do not know how to take the last forty five seconds, which shows a point of view shot of Spider-Man flying from rooftop to rooftop. It seems very amusement park ride gimmicky, and considering the movie will be in 3D that seems to make me take a step back and re-evaluate what this movie really wants to be. I would hope that it is not too focused on 3D considering I am not a fan of 3D at all at this point. It is just a gimmick and money maker, and I have never seen it enhance the story or visuals. I have a better experience with these films on Blu-Ray. The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3, 2012; check out the official trailer below and see what you think.