Several weeks ago, I spoke about how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailers seemed to be giving away most of the movie. It’s a trap that many action-oriented movies fall into, but it’s annoying as hell when you go to see the movie and you’ve already seen all the exciting parts. Well, their latest international trailer proves my point even more. In keeping with movie’s subtitle “Rise of Electro,” this features a lot of the electric menace, along with a few scenes of Green Goblin and Rhino. Check it out!
All right, let me gives this trailer some props it deserves. They did give us glimpses at new scenes. Spidey in the fireman’s hat, some extra Goblin glider shots, the plane crash, etc. They also have improved the CGI quite a bit. The scenes with Spidey swinging in the first trailer looked like they came out of a video game, but now they look more realistic.
I’ll give the producers credit for not showing too much Green Goblin or Rhino. Since Rhino only has a small amount of screen time, they probably want to keep Spidey’s fight with him on the down-low. As for Harry, that line about his father watching Peter more than him was a good indicator about what his motivations might be for becoming the Green Goblin. In his mind, perhaps becoming this super powered individual and killing Peter (possibly his father’s greatest “experiment”) is the only way to please Norman.
However, as I said before, these trailers are giving away too much of the action. Do I mind seeing exciting scenes in trailers? Of course not, but not ALL of them. I’m only two trailer away from being able to guess the entire storyline of the movie. As it stands now, I worry we’ve seen all Electro has to offer. Ironically, my concern when the first trailer came out was that there was too much Harry and not enough Electro, and now that’s reversed. To be fair, the Super Bowl sizzle reel was mostly to blame for that (they practically showed his whole origin), but this trailer wasn’t doing any favors.
I can only speak for myself, but I’m one of those fans that doesn’t like a lot of spoilers regarding content in a movie. Sure, I watch previews and read articles on the film, but anything regarding action scenes or how a movie ends I typically stay away from (with some exceptions). I’ll still see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, of course, I’m just not expecting many surprises on the Electro front. Will there be any left? Isn’t that the question of the day.