The trailers had done their job, giving sneaky peeks of the acrobatic drama that we can expect on the big screen without revealing too much, but this latest clip had me howling in dismay as it revealed a set piece that would have absolutely blown me away at the cinema. At that point (less than a minute and a half into the clip) I stopped watching in case there was any more action I didn’t want to see.
Admittedly it was my choice to watch the clip and there could be several other surprisingly dramatic scenes that have me on the edge of my cinema seat in July, but I do feel very cheated. It’s not even as though this is a piece of footage that was leaked by an unscrupulous movie employee that can only be found in the deepest recesses of the internet, this is an official piece of marketing. I was expecting perhaps a dialogue heavy scene between Peter Parker and another character, displaying his inner pain, not the action I got that would have had me whooping and hollering in the cinema like I was an audience member for the Jerry Springer show.
If you are still interested in seeing this clip you can find it on YouTube, BUT YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
So am I being overly sensitive or is it just something that the cinema going public now have to accept, that we will have already seen the best action set pieces whenever we go to see the latest blockbuster? Are some studios better at promoting their event movies than others? Despite the footage that has already been made available, I somehow feel that The Dark Knight Rises will still provide more surprises than The Amazing Spider-Man.
Anyway, just in case there are parts of it you haven't already seen by then, Marc Webb’s take on the wall-crawler can be viewed on the big screen on 3 July.