Peter Parker finds, life is busy between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
You might be wondering why I’m bothering to post this trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when, if you follow the site, it’s pretty clear that I think the Spider-Man reboot movies stink, stink, stink. Well, I feel like I’m in the minority (with Robin) in disliking these new Spidey films, and I need the internet to know how I feel, damnit! Anyway, every appearance of Spider-Man in this trailer looks like a video game to me, and I realize that’s a common complaint with CGI, but it’s not one that I often level at a movie. In this case, though, it’s pretty egregious. All those shots of Spider-Man dodged lightning from Electro might as well be cutscenes, Rhino looks silly in his mech suit, and we’re apparently doing the Green Goblin thing again, because three movies of it in the last trilogy just wasn’t enough. Bah. But perhaps the biggest complaint that I have about these new Spider-Man movies is that Peter Parker is a dick! In the first one, he blatantly roughed up a mugger above and beyond what you’d consider heroic, and he flat-out broke a promise that he made to Gwen Stacey’s DYING FATHER. And now in this one, he webs her to an overturned car, because that would in no way endanger her. What. A. Jerk.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out May 2, 2014.