Peter Parker is back. The highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man reboot opens on June 29 this week and comic book geeks and Spidey fanatics will surely be flocking to the cinemas.
Blockbusters like this come with an anticipated hype, but some individuals still might be in doubt about the revamping of an already successful franchise. If you aren’t so sure whether or not you’d want to see another movie with everyone’s friendly neighborhood spider, we’ve come up with a short list of reasons why you should take time off and get caught in some web-slinging entertainment. To start things off, Tobey Maguire isn’t in it. See, things are looking bright already. But first, the trailer:
1) Andrew Garfield
The wealth of young talent present in the movie starts with its leading man. Andrew Garfield was a supporting player in most of his earlier Hollywood roles like in Lions for Lambs and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. But it wasn’t till the Facebook founders film Social Network, where he played FB co-creator Eduardo Saverin, that Garfield’s potential took center stage. Soon more lead roles followed in sci-fi drama Never Let Me Go and he won over the people at Columbia Pictures for the coveted part as a young Peter Parker.
2) Emma Stone
It’s no secret that we (and the rest of mankind) have been crushing on Emma Stone since her breakout performances in Zombieland and Easy A. She’s gone from Easy A to A-plus-plus as one of the industry’s bright and bankable young actresses. This hot redhead had to return to her, erm, roots as a blonde to play Gwen Stacy, Spidey’s high school love interest. Chemistry should be at boiling points because her off-screen boyfriend is the amazing Spider-Man himself, Andrew Garfield. Lucky bastard! We miss Mary Jane too, but you know what they say, blondes do have more fun.
3) Rhys Ifans
Remember Spike, the bacon-ized brief wearing schmuck in Notting Hill? That’s Rhys Ifans. The Welsh character actor is playing Dr. Curt Connors a.k.a. The Lizard, an old partner of Peter Parker’s father who holds the secret to his missing parents. If Ifans brings his a-game just as he does in his other quirkier roles, than The Lizard will be one hell of a villain to watch out for.
4) Director Marc Webb
Okay, so he isn’t Sam Raimi. He didn’t bring you Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, nor did he help make the three films in the Spider-Man movie series gross over $2,496,346, 518. And his first feature film was the tragically entertaining rom-com 500 Days of Summer. So what makes him right for the project? Well, he is a prolific music video director. History has seen a number of music video directors successfully foray into mainstream filmmaking. There’s David Fincher (Social Network), Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich), and Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Let’s hope that his fresh point of view aids the movie to triumph.
5. Spidey on IMAX 3D
If you want to maximize the viewing experience then the best way to see this film is on the overwhelming Cineplex that is IMAX theaters. Witness Spider-Man traversing through the skyscrapers of New York in audiovisual ecstasy with the best of cinema technology. At 12:01am of June 29th, all 4 IMAX theaters will be holding the first-ever screening of the film in the country. Get your tickets now in any IMAX theater before the 28th and you’ll receive a Spider-Man poster as well.