You know, I have to admit that I had a lot of doubts about the new 're-boot that isn't a re-boot' Spidey flick- The Amazing Spider-Man. Despite the excellent title, there really wasn't anything else that appealed to me about the movie.
I was wrong.
It's not that I was so enamored with (former) director Sam Raimi's vision of the character, lets not forget the travesty that was Spider-Man 3, it's just that TASM looked like it might be just another half-hearted stab at the character.
With the debut of the newest trailer for the film though, it looks like that couldn't be further from the truth. Columbia might not want to call it a re-boot for the franchise, but it looks like that's exactly what this is. Aside from the different look to the costume, this is Spider-Man way more than the Toby McGuire version was.
Wisecracks! Gwen Stacy! Mechanical web-shooters! The Lizard! Yes- it's a different costume, but if it wasn't, it'd look exactly like the first films. Say what you want (and there's plenty you could) about Raimi's interpretation, but the Spidey suit was awesome. Everything else about TASM though, well, looks amazing. As a huge Spider-Man fan, I'm pretty pumped.
Also nice to see are the nods to Pete's parents, something that was totally missing from the prior trilogy aaaaand the fact that Norman Osborn is nowhere to be seen. Why waste your best (or 'one of' at any rate) villain in the first movie?
Can't wait to see how this one turns out and where the new film series heads afterwards. mark your calendars true-believers, The Amazing Spider-Man releases July 3rd everywhere.