Y’know, when I watched the teaser trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man for the first time, the PoV CGI swinging scene reminded me a whole lot of the 2008 parkour video game, Mirror’s Edge. I figured it was just the strong similarity because of the perspective as well as the kind of stunts that were shown in the trailer. And the whole reflection-in-building-windows thing. Turns out… there’s more than that.
Some dude at CVG compiled a bunch of scenes from Mirror’s Edge and basically recreated the Spidey trailer using game footage, and put them both together for our viewing pleasure. It’s pretty much the exact same thing, which is a little sad. You’d expect something that’s remaking shit that’s been remade so many times before to give off some semblance of uniqueness. Though, not gonna lie, Mirror’s Edge is a great source of inspiration for the kind of thing they’re trying to do with Spidey.
So, what do you guys think? Mere coincidence due to the intrinsic similarities between the two, or is there some more fuckery afoot? Regardless, I’m hoping The Amazing Spider-Man will come out on top with better combat scenes; if anybody is going to copy anything from Mirror’s Edge, it better not be the combat ’cause that shit sucked fuckin’ ass.
Source: Film Drunk