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New 'Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer: More Action, Moping, Skateboarding, Mommy/Daddy Issues

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Now that the nerd fervor has calmed somewhat over the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer, Sony wants to remind you they, too, have a costumed fellow who is quite sad about mommy and daddy going away. In this latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man, our new Peter Parker does not waste much time getting to that point, either, opening with a monologue explaining that, man, being a Spidermin is rough, you guys--but not as rough as not knowing what the deal is with your parents! The rest of the film seems to follow what kind of web-swinging heroics and rad skateboarding tricks it will take for Parker to find the truth, and how that ties into a man becoming New York's first reptile bio-terrorist. NEVER FORGET when a man turned himself into a lizard and spread cartoon fart around Midtown. And judging by Sally Field's strained advice, it sounds like the new "with great power comes great responsibility" is the lesson that "secrets have a cost." It probably turns out Spider-Man's parents just left to be weirdo swingers, and now he's going to have to think about their gross orgies that occasionally involved one-armed men in lab coats. Some parental sock drawers are better left unopened, Pete. That's probably one of Martin Sheen's lines.

  • July 20, 2011
    It runs a full two-and-a-half minutes, but don't expect a lot of plot or Spidermanning in this first trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. Instead, the preview divides the time between rehashing the same origin story we saw a decade ago--though now with modifications ... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2012
    Because Sony is always eager to show us more of this Spiderguy thing they made, this Australian trailer adds even more new scenes to our understanding of The Amazing Spider-Man--like a scene in which Spider-Man tosses Gwen Stacy out a window. In fairness to Spider-Man, though, ... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2012
    Once able to defend himself as alter-ego "Pony-Boy" and, later, the darker "Soul-Man," C. Thomas Howell turns to a fellow superhero to save his son in this clip from the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man. Following the clip, there's also an extended version of something like the last... / Continue →
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