What the heck is it with four-minute previews at the moment? The Dictator had four minutes of footage yesterday and now here’s four minutes from The Amazing Spider-Man released during America’s Got Talent last night.
Be warned that the following footage contains some spoilers so if you’re awaiting all the Spidery goodness with bated breath, it’s probably best you sit this one out.
The aesthetic that Mark Webb’s gone for is much more apparent – Spidey working at night surrounded by modern skyscrapers, not in the brightly brownstone that we’re used to seeing in the Raimi films. The main highlight is the opening minute or so which showcases one of the film’s big set-pieces – Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) rescuing a kid from a burning car dangling off a bridge. From what we’ve seen, that actually looks rather impressive, Spider-Man’s removal of his mask makes him a more human character. The remaining three minutes or so is just the trailer that we’ve already seen, so no major surprises there.
With a bulging cast that includes Emma Stone, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Campbell Scott, Denis Leary and Irrfan Khan, The Amazing Spider-Man will be out on July 3.