The more we anticipate this summer's releases, the more THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has become something like The Little Engine That Could. Sony's movie enters an already heavily saturated market, but I think the X-factor that makes this movie really compelling for me is Andrew Garfield. I think he embodies Peter Parker from the footage I've seen, and he's the main reason why I'm really excited to see it.
Plus, unlike the Raimi Spider-Man films, which are perfectly fine, don't get me wrong - there's something about everything I've seen so far that really hearkens back to when I read the comics fanatically, back in the 1980s. It feels straight out of the John Romita Jr. years, and for me that's great. Anyway, here's the Japanese trailer, that doesn't have a whole lot of new footage, but opens up the story a little bit:
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opens this summer.