Yesterday and this morning, Sony Entertainment released two new clips from Marc Webb’s anticipated summer flick, The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans. At the rate Sony keeps releasing these new TV spots, featurettes, 4 minute previews and clips, by next week we’ll be able to piece together the entire movie. Nonetheless, releasing more and more footage seems to be a trend nowadays; it certainly didn’t hurt The Avengers or Snow White & the Huntsman. In fact Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is the only film that has yet to succumb to the trend.
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Peter Parker VS Flash Thompson
I‘m a fan of basketball, and I’m also a fan of superheroes. However, the two together in the same scene has been done before (e.g., Catwoman, X-men, etc.) Overkill. The first clip, released yesterday, features Peter Parker boldly challenging basketball jock Flash Thompson. Known for his fast moves on the court, Thompson can’t seem to take the ball away from Parker, who’s having one hell of a time making a fool of the jock with his newly discovered powers. It’s a fun scene showcasing what any normal high schooler would do if given the chance. And to those who believe the scene’s bit cheesy: Spider-Man has always been a bit cheesy and comical. Sure the film will try to paint a darker story than Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man flicks, but Webb appears to understand how to balance comedy and drama. Check out the clip below and let us know your thoughts.
Peter Parker + Gwen Stacy = Chemistry
In the second clip, released today, Gwen Stacy expresses to an injured Peter Parker the fear she feels for her father as he goes out to defend the city. She tells Parker that she never knows if he’ll return home safely at the end of the day. Without the beginning of the scene one can only assume that Gwen is comparing her concerns for her dad with her growing concerns for Peter in his efforts to stop The Lizard. And talk about chemistry! Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are about to melt the camera lens right off! Check out the clip below: