Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 by Peter Sciretta
Yesterday Sony invited a handful of press to the studio lot to present an advance screening of the new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man. Director Marc Webb wanted us to see the 3D aspects of the trailer, in the way he intended it to be experienced — on the big screen. You can now watch the trailer embedded after the jump, although I must warn you that the 3D moments don’t play as well in 2D on the computer.
I feel like a lot of filmmakers have been pushed into filming or post converting their films in 3D and as a result, those movies don’t feel much benefit from the third dimension. Webb seems to be one of the few filmmakers who really tried to use 3D to advance storytelling, the composition and to amp up the action spectacle. I’m sure most of you will have the chance to see this trailer on the big screen in 3D when you see The Avengers this weekend. But if you can’t wait, hit the jump now. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
The trailer is thanks to Apple:
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.