Chad tells me that he looks forward to reading any of my Spider-Man related articles just so he can see if I’ve found new and creative ways to express my hatred of the new series. I’ll try not to disappoint.
In this latest round of trailers, this new Spider-Man series continues to feel like a parody of a good Spider-Man series. We had a decent Spider-Man series with Tobey Maguire, but this Andrew Garfield Spider-Man just feels completely off. Some have lauded it as being closer to the feel of the comics, but I think we have proven over the years that a straight adaptation from comic book to live action doesn’t work well and I think that’s what is going on here.
In any event, I have to admit that despite the fact it was a little cheesy, the whole two part trailer, one released online before hand, and part 2 released during the Superbowl was pretty great marketing (it’s too bad it’s wasted on such an awful looking film).
To jog your memory, here is part 1:
And then during the Superbowl, part 2 was released. And of course, it works as a stand-alone too so you didn’t have to have seen the first part:
And then in the full length trailer is where you can really tell that this film is going to be even worse than the last film starring Andrew Garfield. I don’t know why I care about any of this, and I can’t even take the answer that Peter gives his mother about cleaning the chimney seriously. This what I’m talking about when I say that a straight adaptation of a comic book doesn’t work well. This is exactly the sort of humor that might work in a comic book but makes Peter look like a complete idiot, as well as aunt May, here.
But whatever, I reckon you all want me to quit babbling and just embed the trailer already so here you go.