Marc Webb's debut feature '(500) Days Of Summer' received mostly positive reviews - it was my favourite film of 2009 - only to be lambasted by hipsters, who perceived it as try-hard. That level of criticism may pale in comparison to the fanboy reaction of his forthcoming Spider-Man prequel, 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. Watch the first footage from the film, in the form of a teaser trailer, below.
I expressed some disappointment with the recent teaser trailer for 'The Dark Knight Rises' but this trailer is more forthcoming and hence rewarding. We might already know a great deal about the early origins of Spider-Man (played here by Andrew Garfield) but Webb seems to have introduced a darker element to his transformation - the Cronenberg remake of 'The Fly' came to mind.
I'm not too convinced by the end parkour sequence which looks better suited to a video game follow-up of the film rather than 'The Amazing Spider-Man' itself but on the big screen, with the improved CGI, I might get along with it. I definitely get along with Emma Stone, even though she has returned to her natural blonde hair colour in her role as Gwen Stacy. Bring back the red, Emma, bring back the red.
'The Amazing Spider-Man' arrives in cinemas worldwide in summer 2012.