Saturday, February 11, 2012


Welcome to the Champion City Comics Trailer Park. Every Saturday we will review a trailer of interest and give our take on the good and the bad.

This week, we are reviewing The Amazing Spider-Man trailer.

The Amazing Spider-Man (Release date - July 3, 2012)

Overview from IMBD: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

Director: Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer)

Starring: Emma Stone (Easy A), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Martin Sheen (Spawn - That's right! I will never forget that god awful movie),  Rhys Ifans (Anonymous), Dennis Leary (The guy who stole Bill Hicks' routine), and Sally Field (Smokey and The Bandit).

The Good: Joel Schumacher and Michael Bay are not affiliated with this project. The cast looks pretty good and we have a fairly decent choice in director with Marc Webb.

The Bad: This is one of those reboots where they try to make a superhero movie that's darker and grittier. Sam Raimi did a pretty good job with his Spider-Man movies, so this in my opinion is an unnecessary film. Yes, those Raimi movies were not Oscar contenders, but they were not embarrassing like Spawn. If Hollywood needs to reboot a Marvel superhero movie then give us a "do over" with Daredevil. Good Lord that sucked. This movie will be released a few weeks before The Dark Knight Rises so The Amazing Spider-Man may be a little fanboy appetizer before the main course. 

The Verdict: Hollywood is looking for a big score with this movie and they've given it a July 3, 2012 release date which means they have confidence to put this movie in the prized Fourth of July week slot.

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