New Spidey 2 International Trailer

This international trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t in English, but you don’t need the words to see what’s going on: a lot of rehashed footage, but also a lot of new action —  including fighting with the Green Goblin.

Is it just me, or does Spider-Man have a new favorite weapon that he likes to deploy whenever possible: the manhole cover?

ASM2 opens on May 2.

New Spidey 2 Clip Is Actually — Fun?!

The latest clip released to tease The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is kinda comical, but it’s also the first really fun sequence I’ve seen from the sequel, due May 2.

In this bit, Spidey (Andrew Garfield) is chasing the future Rhino, Aleksei Sytsevich, (Paul Giamatti), who has hijacked a truck loaded with plutonium.

I can’t help noticing the filmmakers had the temerity to portray the plutonium as yellow cylinders instead of the traditional neon green. What risk-takers!

Great New Spidey 2 Trailer Highlights What I Hate

The trailers keep coming for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and, like the others, this one includes some new footage along with covering a lot of familiar ground. With the May 2 release date fast approaching, I’m wondering if we’re starting to encroach on seeing all of the action — certainly the biggest set pieces — spoiled in the previews. At this point, I feel like all we need is a few scenes of exposition, and we’ve got the whole flick.


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See the 3rd ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Trailer

The latest trailer from Sony Pictures’ The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks a lot like the second trailer, but it does have a smattering of new footage:

My favorite new bit is when Gwen yells, “Peter!” and then clamps her hand over her mouth.

In case you want to relive the first trailer, click  here.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (It looks like Sony is sticking with that title) opens May 2.

Amazing Spidey 2 Trailer…

I have to admit that I’m not really feeling the love for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, even after this Super Bowl trailer — which seems sorta crowded and messy and hard to follow the coherence

There are several entertaining one-liners and the CGI Spidey certainly moves better than Tobey McGuire’s version, but, still… meh.

We get the origin of Electro in this video clip — and it really is too… well, on the nose — as well as glimpses of the Rhino, but I’m definitely not a fan of packing sequels with entire rogues’ galleries of guest stars. Especially such similar characters. Seriously, does Oscorp just keep rooms full of radioactive mutants for future storylines? “Forty-third floor, transmorgrified reptiles and amphibians, magic jewels and alien artifacts.”

But what do you think? Are you psyched for this sequel, or are you burned out on the spider-puns that appear to be rampant agisin rampant in the movie.?

International Spidey Posters Are Surprisingly Good

Sony Pictures has released three new posters for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but don’t look for them at theaters in the USA — these Electro-fying images are meant for the European market only.

Yes, again, some really cool posters will be reserved for territories other the USA, because studio marketing departments are convinced that American audiences will be confused by almost any graphic that isn’t blue-and-orange with floating heads — or featuring a superhero facing away from the camera and looking back over his shoulder.

Anyway, these posters show Spidey (Andrew Garfield) battling Electro (Jamie Foxx) in NYC’s Times Square.

Oh, well, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2.

A Few More Movie Teaser Images

Here are some images from a couple of anticipated blockbusters — and something a little different for action/adventure/Sci-fi director Ridley Scott.

I’m pretty sure we’ve seen enough of Electro from summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, so now I want to know more about the Rhino. Please, please, please, don’t let him actually turn out to be a Zord straight out of MIGHTY MORPHIN’ POWER RANGERS!

Seeing Andy Serkis in a motion-capture suit is pretty much a guarantee that something special is going to be happening on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. You can see the fruits of some his work in the DotPotA teaser trailer.

Finally, I hope Christian Bale doesn’t use his hoarse Dark Knight whisper in the biblical epic Exodus. It already will quite a shock when a chestburster pops out of Pharaoh — not to mention how out-of-place batarangs are going to look during the climactic battle sequence!

Spidey 2 Trailer Is Littered With Spoilers!

The first full-length trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, has been released, and while the footage looks pretty action-packed and exciting, the clip is rife with spoilers!

If you want to remain absolutely pure and don’t want to know anything about this movie — or, indeed, what’s ahead in the inevitable Spidey 3! — you should skip this trailer. SPOILERS!


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Spidey vs. the Hippo— er, Make That Rhino

I just stumbled upon these images of Andrew Garfield and Paul Giamatti taken during filming of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The photos show a fight scene between Spidey and a villain called the Rhino. The baddie will be a CGI construct, so Giamatti is lashed into the practical elements of the suit that will be gussied up later by the whiz kidz with the fancy computers.

According to a witness, the battle scene sees Spider-Man grab a megaphone to taunt Rhino as “a mechanized hippopotamus.” (That sounds like a very in-character taunt to me!) The spider-sequel opens May 2, 2014.

Spider-Man Sequel’s Villain Is Blue

And, in this case, that’s pretty good. The sequel to last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man is now filming in New York, and the location work revealed that the main villain, Electro, will look more like the version seen in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, rather than the old green-and-yellow costumed baddie from the classic series.

Yes, that’s Oscar winner Jamie Foxx under all that latex and special lighting. (It seems the tiny lights that ring the hood and make Electro’s face glow will be digitally removed.)
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