Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

On one hand, yes, they're aping the Raimi trilogy even harder now.

On the other hand, this movie looks lightyears better than the last one.

(Also, is it me or is Harry Osborne made to look like Hitler? This is a bad joke, right? The last movie was about cross-species genetics and now they dress him up like hes into EUGENICS. GET IT!?)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Really? Looked far too angsty to me. Not enough wit & charm.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Never saw the first installment. The actors look all wrong for the parts. All the CGI Spider-Man stuff looks like a video game to me. Just not interested.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

They might have had me at 'James Horner'. Now, all hope is lost...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It looks pretty expensive, and boring.

Marvel really needs to get out of this idea that they need to go bigger, more explosions with every new picture. It is really predicable and boring. What made the first pictures good was the restrained use of effects, and focus on character instead. This looks like the reverse of that idea.
As a theme too, I am starting to find the overuse of technology a dead idea, all the sliding doors, bright lights, slick displays and fancy weapons, I mean we have advanced these visual ideas since the effects hey day of Star Wars and I think it has run the gamut to where the most 'spectacular' technological images are not even interesting anymore. I think it is interesting that this trailer is packed with images that would have been amazing before, but now it has all been done before.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

Really? Looked far too angsty to me. Not enough wit & charm.

that's what caught me off guard too. someone posted a link to a trailer a couple days ago on IGN and that trailer featured a ton of humor and charm. they even used Horner's theme for the trailer, or at least the first 4 notes. this trailer on the other hand is just underwhelming and very generic.

it was nice to see the vulture wings though

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Marvel really needs to get out of this idea that they need to go bigger, more explosions with every new picture.

Actually, Sony (more specifically, Columbia Picture) is the main production studio that makes the Spider-Man movies, not Marvel Entertainment.

But I agree, this one looks big, loud and, well, boring. I didn't like the previous one either.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

With Spiderman I see the same thing as with previous entries. Yes, the angsty thing is going on, and its hackneyed by now - the hero always frets soberly about his capacity to overcome what is coming. Been there done that; maybe such is out of context, a context where Parker is being more of a free-wheeling wisecracker? Yes, the advanced technology card is being played WAY too much... this even in the Iron Man films with the 'magical' suits Stark keeps donning, mostly for the benefit of easy CGI work (design). But what really bugs me is the bizarre departures these Spiderman films in particular seem to keep trying to make from the original stories.

The original stories seem good enough to excuse film, their elements being good enough to supply the hero and his powers, yet we cannot simply stick to the tested and established origins/foundations of the background... as if somehow these superlative stories are then suddenly no longer superlative. No longer good enough. Somebody makes an abrupt distinction between one and the other, conjuring some bizarre departures from the rich storylines many of us over 35 years of age know and love. And this is done to the ongoing detriment of the art, as society continues to come to grips with the fact that comics have (*have*!) contained some of our best storytelling in the last century.

This odd penchant continues to make it difficult for me to appreciate these theatrical efforts entirely on their own merits. I am interested in seeing these new Spidermans, to see some new ideas on for example Rhino (kind of neat), yet certain liberties to my mind always inject an undermining unease... a discomfort into my viewing of them.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Given how much a legal quagmire Ol' Spidey has always been, I wouldn't be surprised if that was at least some of the reason behind the departures from the comic books...there are some great stories to tell in them there pages (and I speak only as an occasional fan of the comics...sure there a LOT more in there I've never come across).

Trailer looks OK...nothing spectacular, but enough to whet the appetite for me as a fan of the first movie...but, is it just me, or does everything look quite....flat? Almost as if there is a layer of sheen missing? And I mean purely visually...?

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Given how much a legal quagmire Ol' Spidey has always been, I wouldn't be surprised if that was at least some of the reason behind the departures from the comic books...there are some great stories to tell in them there pages (and I speak only as an occasional fan of the comics...sure there a LOT more in there I've never come across).

Trailer looks OK...nothing spectacular, but enough to whet the appetite for me as a fan of the first movie...but, is it just me, or does everything look quite....flat? Almost as if there is a layer of sheen missing? And I mean purely visually...?


True. A crossover/cameo in even a very limited fashion seems screamingly appropriate (Spidey was always the main hub for such things back in the day).

[SPOILER] So Peter Parker`s Mother`s terrible dark secret is that his father was a genetic scientist at Oscorp? And before he was murdered by Oscorp (Revenge! REVENGE!), his Father recorded a Youtube video for his stolen-experimental-materials son?[ENDSPOILER] Just guessing.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

So it's come to this - Sony not only getting their name on screen before the Columbia logo but having a new "A Sony Company" byline to boot! Say what you like about Murdoch but you'd never find News Corporation rushing to the head of queue before Twentieth Century Fox.

Oh, the film? I still haven't seen the first one so I can't say I'm that bothered about the second...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

Im a big fan of the previous film..although it looks like I'm in the minority here in that regard. But this teaser didn't do much for me. Then again…neither did the first Amazing Spiderman teaser.

I agree with a few people here that cramming in too many villains is not a great idea. I'm also thinking that people would have learnt from the mistakes of Spidey 3. I'm hoping that some of the villains are "test" subjects and easily defeated by Spiderman leading up to his encounter with the "main" bad guy. A little like some iconic villains were handled in the Ultimate Spiderman universe.

Also I felt some of the CGI looked a little like it was designed for an x-box game or something. That was a little disappointing after the grittier look of the first movie.

Still….it was a teaser trailer. I'm still excited for the new movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2013 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

I quite liked the first Spider-Man and absolutely love the second one. The third one had its moments but also had some shockingly bad stuff in it.

That said I still preferred it to The Amazing Spider-Man which just looked like a TV movie to me. The cast I thought was just totally wrong - Sally field as Aunt may??? And sorry but I just find Andrew Garfield dull dull dull. Toby Maguire was a. bit dull as Peter too but way better than Garfield's soulless portrayal.

This trailer does nothing for me at all. Electro just looks like a PS3 character, Harry Osborn looks like he is just resuming his role from Chronicle and What's up with all the product placement for the NYPD?

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.