I know that the nerd faithful by and large were somewhat disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man. I’m one of those people. That might explain why Sony was working extra hard over Super Bowl weekend to load us up with so many new teasers, trailers and ads that we’ll all get excited for the upcoming sequel in earnest. Call me a sucker, but I fell for it.
But in case you’re not like me, Sony is going further to convince you Doubting Thomases to give Amazing another try by seemingly stitching together all the Super Bowl ads in a super-mega-trailer that’s a total 3-and-a-half minutes long. So are you ready for director Marc Webb to spin another web starring your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man? Take a look at the video below:
Yeah, I like it. I like the idea that Electro goes nuts from obsession after a chance encounter with Spider-Man, I love Peter’s terrible attempts to lie to Aunt May, and I love whatever Dane DeHaan‘s doing with Harry Osborn. The action looks pretty insane too, and off the charts epic. Of course I’d expect nothing less a modern Hollywood blockbuster. I could still do without this bizarre mystery of Peter Parker angle that I think strangled the first film so badly, and I don’t know what can be done about that now, so I guess if everything else clicks I’ll just have to grin and bear it. But hey, that’s the best case scenario, we’ll reserve judgment till the film’s release. Speaking of which…
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out in theaters everywhere on May 2.