The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Trailer #1) Review

Wow was not expecting that, at all. It’s looking very interesting and whilst I have no idea what the final product will deliver I am very interested in this film. Watched the trailer a few times now and my only thought is wow Sony is REALLY going for it! Insane amount of content in this film and there is a lot of stuff I like, and the usual worries I get. We see Rhino, Electro, Green Goblin or Hob Goblin? And easily my favourite scene showing the super tech for the sinister six. Sinister Six! And this is only the trailer for the second film. So yeah I like what I see so far and whether Sony’s strategy of going big or going home works out at least it’s a really big change in the normal formula of superhero films. Come on Webb show us something new. Spiderman, Spiderman does whatever a spider can. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.

“Soon everyone in this city will know how it feels to live in a world without power, without mercy. A world without Spider-Man!”


My Score: A-

Release date: 18th April 2014


We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

What I liked

#9. Dead Lifting A Cop Car


Nice catch! Hoping Rhino threw that, although looking at it again I think its Electro I can see in the background. You don’t normally see Spiderman demonstrating his strength but he is actually a really strong superhero, I mean he’s no Hulk but he beat up Captain America, not sure why he would be could. This is going to be a fun battle.

#8. Matrix!


Stop pretending your Neo, Spiderman! I really hope they give him good dialogue to interact with Rhino; some of the best stuff from Spiderman is his taunting of villains. Because when they come back in mech suits or with super powers they really have a good reason to go after Spidey.

#7. Mr Blue Eyes I Mean Harry Osborn


Haven’t heard enough of him to get a good feel for the character but he seems interesting enough. Gonna talk about his apparent extra curricula activities later on. What do you all think of our new Harry Osborn?

#6. Sinister Six!


6 blast doors opening in unisons in the Osborn building. Sinister Six anyone? Yay I cannot wait for this to play out on the big screen. It’s going to be so EPIC!!! Anyway more Sinister Six teases to come.

#5. A Much Brighter World


Compared to the first film which was 90% filmed at night for some reason (one of my complaints) this trailer seems to present a sequel with a far more vivid and bright environment for Spiderman to fight his many loopy villains. Hell this still image looks like a really excellent animated Spiderman film, that’s a compliment.

#4. Daddies Secrets


I remember them teasing this in the first film and I am very glad it spawned into something, the comics have a lot of different ideas of what his parents did and why they died but I can’t really remember any of them so let’s just go with Peters dad being the scientist behind a lot of Oscorp weapons and technologies. Also spidey has his own secret lab which is cool.

#3. The Vulture And Doc Ock


Yes that is the weapons used by the Vulture and Doctor Octopus, two members of the Sinister Six. I am having a nerd attack currently so bear with me. Clearly Sony wants this series of films to last a while and if they are bringing the Sinister Six together I am with them all the way. This is such a fun teaser moment.

#2. Electro


Ah so Jamie Foxx shows his face in a trailer that is shockingly not primarily showing him as the villain, everyone gets a little screen time. Normally it’s all about good vs. bad, here’s the hero and here’s the villain. However this tells us a lot of different aspect to the film, then at the end it’s all Electro this and Electro that haha no but he does really kick ass near the end of this trailer. Looking for a good fight Electro!

#1. Spiderman Dodging The Electro


This scene looks EPIC!!! Let the electric bolts fly we have a boss fight in progress. Looking at the scene it looks like they have a fight near a power station, seems like Electro would have the advantage in that fight but Spidey is getting away with it as always. Really looking forward to this.

What I Didn’t Like (Kind of)

#3. Rhino Mech


I’ll probably warm to the whole mech suit Rhino but I’d still like to see the other Rhino designs. The more I think about it the whole mech suit is probably the safest option for the character; it could have really looked terrible. I will like it a lot more if Spiderman develops a disliking of robots because I always thought that was funny in the animated show.

#2. Norman Osborn. Dying?


Not sure where they are going with Green Goblin in this series but I am not a fan of change, but we could also be going with Hob Goblin first then Green Goblin later.  Am good with that, could also explain the lack of green in Harry’s appearance (image below).

#1. Hob Goblin or Green Goblin?


The more I look at this image and the trailer in general the more I see the Hob Goblin and not the Green Goblin. Anyway that’s not my complaint, the visuals are my complaint. He looks pretty terrible in this scene and I hope they fix this in post-production; they have a few months so I am not too worried.

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Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?

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51 responses to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Trailer #1) Review”

  1. scifidramaqueen says :

    I can’t wait for this one. I wasn’t sure about the reboot at first, but the first film surprised me. Andrew Garfield is a great Spidey and I can’t wait to see Jamie Foxx in action.


  2. cevans1982 says :

    Hm, I have mixed thoughts to be honest Tim. I really enjoyed the first ASM and there’s a lot of cool easter eggs hinted at in the trailer for ASM2 (Sinister Six!!!) but it looks a little…overloaded. Now I’m one of the few that didn’t hate Spider-Man 3 but I agree that less is perhaps more? Not too keen on the mech-Rhino.

    Will still be seeing it on release though so fingers crossed!


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      It might be too much, I hope they will focus on one and the others will get 10 mins, first ten is for rhino, last 10 for Goblin killing Gwen 😀

      Haha yeah either way I will be the first one there 😀


      • cevans1982 says :

        Yeah I’m hoping for the Death of Gwen Stacy, not because I dislike the character or Emma Stone (far from it on both counts) but it’s such an iconic and important moment in Spider-Man history and paves the way for Mary Jane…


        • Tim The Film Guy says :

          There is a lot that points to her death. What she is wearing, what spiderman is doing, The position he shoots that web, a goblin is in the scene. I would be very surprised if she lives past this film.

          The film looks more fun and funny than the first and so it ending with her death will really shock a lot of people. Probably me if it contrasts the films other content. Would be powerful though 😀


  3. Dan says :

    I really enjoyed the first film and it looks like that film really set us up for what takes place in part 2. Looking forward to this.


  4. Lights Camera Reaction says :

    Jamie Foxx looks ridiculous haha.
    Looking forward to Stone and Garfield’s performances though.


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      He’s growing on me but eh its a cheesy super villain and spidey has the best cheese when it comes to his villains 😀

      I have high hopes for this one. What is your favorite part of the trailer, or if you saw the recent bonus trailer that is more humorous i’ll except a scene from that too 😀


  5. Niejan says :

    Great post Tim. The only complaint I have is the excessive use of CGI. But then, the international trailer looks way different (and better) than the first trailer. My favorite part is definitely the Matrix moves by Spidey. I laughed so hard when seeing that. 🙂


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Thank you. The contrast between the two trailers is very stark! The difference between a comedy and a drama haha and I prefer the comedy 😀

      Oh yeah the spidey matrix trip, hope he makes a joke about that 😀


  6. Fringe Void says :

    Mr. Freeze? Also, since when can Spiderman catch cars?


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Ha! Lets not draw that comparison, please not 😀

      He’s actually a very strong superhero, not often depicted as such in the films. I think he can lift 10-20 tonnes depending on the comic arc, often holds back his strength to avoid killing 😀

      Yes I am a nerd.


  7. Brian McNeal says :

    You’re much more optimistic than I am. I saw “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which was pretty awful. The trailer is admittedly pretty, but so was the first one.


  8. boxofficebuzzab says :

    I really liked the trailer. Looks like they’re going to cover A LOT of ground in this one. While there’s a risk the film could be overstuffed, I like that there’s so much exciting stuff going on here. 🙂


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Glad to hear it. It kind of makes me wish they rebooted the series without an origin story. We get it your spider-man! 10 years we’ve known that now bring on the sinister six! 😀

      I like that they are reaching for the skies with this one, even if it fails I respect the attempt. I just hope that one thing will make this film great. Endless hilarious quips and one liners for spider-man, it really makes the character who he is 😀


  9. ruth says :

    Hi ya Tim! Now I didn’t hate the first film but my interest level quickly took a dive shortly after. So can’t say I’m all that enthused about this sequel to be honest. Dane DeHaan casting as Harry is interesting though.


  10. Hypersonic55 says :

    Dude I think we’re on the same level of nerdiness for this new film. This trailer just showcases a lot more comic book elements and even aspects from the last few Spidey animated series’ too.

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 looks totally badass and WAY better than the first film and this is just a trailer. Thought I do have some valid concerns:

    1) That Rhino armour looks ridiculous
    2) The CGI in the film looks more like a video game than something that should mix into live-action, I hope it gets cleaned up
    3) There’s a lot of people and storylines going on this film, I hope it doesn’t get overcrowded
    4) I hope they don’t go for Hob Goblin over Green Goblin, if they do Hob, then they’ve have to choose someone or at least get the guy who was related to the character in the comics.

    That’s my main concerns, otherwise, bring this film the fuck on!


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Right?! Looks so jam packed with comic content goodness. Could be its downfall but lets stay optimistic for now 😀

      1) Yeah am still not sure about the rhino but we only saw tiny bits of it. The more I think about the suit being like the original the more I am glad they didn’t attempt it haha, it would have looked awful 😀

      2) Pretty early days, got some post production work to do 😀

      3) It is the main area of concern for most, we’ve seen too much at once ruining a sequel 😦

      4) I really hope it is Hob goblin because he does come first and the images I have seen so far would suggest Hob goblin. Green goblin has got to be more obvious 😀 He’s marvels Joker!

      Really hope this doesn’t turn to crap 😀


  11. atothewr says :

    Really looking forward to this one. I had to watch it a couple of times just to take it all in. Should be good if they do it right. Nice review.


  12. V says :

    I am excite, Tim! You also noticed a lot more in this trailer than I did. Hawkeye.


  13. sidekickreviews says :

    I like how you pointed out the 6 blast doors and the vulture wings/octo arms. Good eye! I actually like the mech rhino suit. My favorite scene is any time Spidey is swinging through the air!


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Its what I do 😀

      Yeah I am warming to the rhino suit, we’ll see how it looks in full. Taking the Ultimate spider-man route with the suit anyway 😀

      Haha yeah its a main draw for a spider-man film, swing threw the air spidey 😀

      Did you hear that snippet of the Zimmer score they released?


  14. Chris says :

    I dunno, that trailer looks like a total mess. Way too much going on, and it looks like the movie’s gonna have A LOT to try and juggle. Not to mention the effects look like a video game rather than a movie. But eh, could still end up being surprisingly good, I suppose.


  15. Brian @ Hard Ticket to Home Video says :

    If you squint really hard and hit yourself in the head with a brick that kind of looks like a rhino.


  16. jjames36 says :

    My first instincts. 1: I love Dane Dehaan. Glad to see he’s in the cast.

    2. It looks they’re overdoing it, like they have so many characters they won’t possibly be able to make all of them interesting. This in a film series that was already, in my opinion, unnecessary.


  17. mikeyb @ screenkicker says :

    This is a fantastic review for the trailer! The makers have obviously been getting inspiration from The Avengers. You’re obviously a fellow Spiderman fan!


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Wow thank you very much 😀

      I see avengers in scope but generally seems like a completely different type of superhero film. Glad they have moved this series into that scope, bring on the Six!

      And yes a fellow spider-man fan 😀

      Got a favourite scene?


  18. Daniel says :

    I was both surprised and excited by the new trailer. It had a ton of new footage that they didn’t show at SDCC. At the con they leaned heavily on Electro and his origin. They left out a lot when it comes to The Oborns and rhino. Looked great and I loved the doc Ock and vulture weapons cameo. Oh fun fact, if left unedited when spidey catches that squad car he quips “need a hand” to the cop he saves. Good stuff


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      I never saw that Con footage. Glad you liked the trailer, certainly has a lot to go on 😀

      Yay I love spidey quips, hope the film has lot of them 😀

      Thanks for the comment Daniel, got a favourite part?


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