I have no idea what to make of the Spider-Man remake/reboot. On the one hand, it’s idiotic. Sam Raimi’s films, while ranging from very good to gawd-friggin’-awful, are so new that the existing universe is already firmly in everyone’s heads. To start from scratch, taking Peter Parker back to high school, just seems crazy. On the other hand… it’s got a great director (Marc Webb), a great cast (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Rhys Ifans), and a great screenwriter (James Vanderbilt — Zodiac, The Rundown). I’m conflicted, kids.
But regardless, it’s happening, and it’s got an official title: The Amazing Spider-Man. Much like Zack Snyder’s Superman: Man Of Steel, I love this. I love that it’s named directly after the comics, I love the old-school images that it evokes. It also has a pretty sweet image that they just released:
I like that, too. I like the darker reds, I like the eyes, and, of course, the mechanical web-shooters is a bonus.
I was so ready to hate this new crop of superhero flicks, and then X-Men: First Class came out with a kickass trailer, and now The Amazing Spider-Man is starting to look cool, too. Up is down.
Somewhere, hamburgers are eating people.