The Amazing Spider-Man 2 teaser — now with 63% more amazing!
As someone who didn’t think the first Amazing Spider-Man was a total waste of time, but was less than enthused with the angsty elan of a skateboarding Peter Parker having fun beating people up — amongst other things — I can say that the above trailer for the senses-shattering sequel looks like less of the same (if that’s an actual phrase). A Goblin glider! Rhino’s horn! Jamie Foxx in his White Chicks makeup, which will give every lover of comic book movies soul-chilling flashbacks to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze! Wasn’t Paul Giamatti in this?! A love interest played by an actress who’s not Kirsten Dunst! Yippee!
In all honesty, Electro’s powers look well-realized, though most of us still secretly yearn for the goofy yellow and green costume with the lightning bolt mask. The whole thing appears to be going for the gusto, and with Spider-Man and his colorful rogue’s gallery that’s not a bad thing. We might be halfway to a full Sinister Six by runtime’s end.
And this has nothing to do with the trailer, but can’t we get J.K. Simmons to play J. Jonah Jameson again? Forever, for that matter?