Those of you who are familiar with my blog already know that I’ve got a soft spot for superhero movies. So it is no surprise that I’ve seen the Spider-Man trilogy with Tobey Maguire as the nerdy photographer who becomes the unlikely hero. Honest to truth, I thought the first movie was great, the second quite good and the third just plain awkward. Since the last version of Spider-Man had its flaws with bits and bobs that annoyed me, I was thrilled to see what kind of changes the new version had implemented to the story. To my surprise, the new Spider-Man won my heart more than the first one by a milestone.
In the middle of the hype that is going on around the final installment of Nolan’s Batman which has led to numerous posts about Nolan and his latest movie over the past few days, I can’t help to wonder how this has happened. Every other blogger has done a post about this movie or its director and his work (great reads by all of them) and it is an understatement if I say that this topic has become seemingly popular. Without taking the easy way out and writing a praise for Nolan, I decided to look into the more difficult topic of trying to understand “the hype”.
I’m not gonna lie – I like Spider-man and I actually enjoy all those comic-book movies. When I heard that a new version of Spider-Man is coming out next year I was very excited because it happens to include two of my favorite people in Hollywood: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. After some time, only seeing a photo, the teaser trailer is finally out. I do have a small issue with it because the running around looks too much like a video-game but I hope that this is just something they did for a trailer. The rest of it seems to be much darker than the original and considering Garfield’s previous roles Peter Parker looks more serious than the first version of him. In other news, the director of The Amazing Spider-Man is Marc Webb (Webb – isn’t that ironic) who also was behind (500) Days of Summer – at least three awesome people behind it and the movie seems promising for me. Other than that, Andrew Garfield looks good (which is no surprise) but it might take me a while to get used to him as Peter Parker – I have Tobey Maguire in my head as Spider-Man. Guess I have to wait until the movie comes out on July 3rd 2012 (oh, the long wait).