The teaser for (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb’s re-boot of  Spider-Man hit the Internet today, and its sure to ignite flame wars on message boards and forums for weeks. There looks to be a lot of teen angst and brooding in the teaser, but the real surprise  is the opening sequence showing Peter’s parents leaving him with Aunt May and Uncle Ben and disappearing forever. So, right away it’s clear that this re-telling of Peter Parker’s origin is going to  differentiate itself from Raimi’s films by having  a bit of a darker tone, and focusing on Peter’s abandonment issues.  

In terms of  special effects, I really love the vertigo-inducing  POV shots of Spidey swinging through the steel canyons of New York. It’s a thrilling and interesting way to show Spider-Man’s abilities, and much different than anything Sam Raimi’s effects team ever did. Still, one has to wonder why this re-telling of Spidey’s high school tribulations is necessary, when we just sat throgh it a mere nine years ago. Couldn’t we just have moved on with Garfield taking over from Maguire and battling the Lizard? What did you think of the teaser?


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on July 20, 2011, in News, Trailers and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It looks intriguing! Is that supposed to be Gwen Stacey? Either way, it’s a relief to me not to see that irritating Kirsten Dunst in it. (can’t stand her, and didn’t like her Mary Jane) I wish they’d picked up later in PP/Spidey’s life though … I was hoping for Black Cat to make an appearance in the next one.

    • That is indeed Ms. Gwen Stacy. Lots of people expected Emma Stone to play Mary Jane, since she usually rocks red hair and is spunky as hell, but Emma is actually a natural blonde!

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