February 18, 2012


Sony has released the first clip for The Amazing Spider-Man and it shows Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) squaring off against one of his toughest opponents. Note that I said Peter Parker and not Spider-Man, because you won’t see any CG sewer battles against the Lizard (Rhys Ifans) or high-flying web-slinging through the streets of New York. Instead of thrills, the clip tries to highlight the levity of Marc Webb’s (500 Days of Summer) version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man while at the same time paying homage to the Sam Raimi vision. The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters on July 3rd. Hit the jump to see if the clip strikes the right chord.

Here’s the first clip from The Amazing Spider-Man (via the movie’s viral site):

So “Peter Parker vs the Doorman” might not be the most thrilling set piece in all of The Amazing Spider-Man but it does spotlight Parker’s character differences from that of Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Also, if you watch the trailer, Parker does say that Stacy has an “intimidating doorman” so we can assume this scene comes right before he scales the building to visit her. This doorman is no Bruce Campbell, however, who fans will remember as having cameos in each of the previous three Spider-Man movies. Here’s a short clip from Spider-Man 2 for comparison:

What did you think of the new clip? Let us know in the comments below. Get caught up on all of our previous The Amazing Spider-Man coverage here.

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.


  • broski

    Loving Garfield already. He comes off so natural, almost like he was born to play Parker.

  • 97point6

    Peter Parker personified.

  • Kevin

    I’m really happy that its starting to look good now.

  • Leo

    It’s fucking Lou! Rescue me beats burn notice any day, but it does seem that this movie wants to be more serious than camp, so I definitely preferred this scene, and hopefully this movie.

  • Nomis1700

    Garfield is great! Can’t wait to see this in IMAX!!!

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  • joking me?

    That was awful. Are you guys kidding me? The trailer was awesome but man oh mang! that clip was awful.

    • terry

      I agree with you. That clip was garbage!
      And Andrew looks like a dog*** bag.

    • Eric Nixon

      I hate to be that guy, but you’re going to have to explain why that was bad. I can understand not thinking it was great, but it’s just dialogue. How can basic dialogue be “awful”?

      • Matthew

        Unlike the moment in Spiderman 2 where Bruce Campbell turning Peter away had implications for his already-strained relationship with MJ, this scene could easily be deleted without missing anything. It lacks any spark and, let’s be honest, comes off as a flat deleted scene from the DVD. Peter could have just appeared outside of Gwen’s door and used the door man cover story as an excuse, we don’t need to waste a minute seeing an awkward, semi-improvised scene. Garfield looks great but this scene is pointless and pretty unfunny – no one can compete with Bruce Campbell being a dick to Spiderman.

      • noodles

        It’s terrible because if the scene was to show levity, it failed. It was just awkward. Peter came across as a typical no-personality kid that has no ability to talk to an adult.

  • Brandon

    Fantastic! I can’t wait to check out ‘Peter Parker vs. the dog walker’ or ‘Peter Parker vs. the street sweeper’. Oh the levity!

  • SteveL

    Much more naturalistic than Raimi’s version. I’d like to see how that plays out in a whole film but I’d imagine that it would make the more fantastic stuff feel …otherworldly. Lots of potential.

  • tarek

    Raimi’s version is anthology. this last one is well…just a little bit funny if you are in a good mood. that’s it .

  • spongefist

    There is no comparison, Tobys scene is a million times better. So we have Rami’s Spiderman 3 beating the re-boot… funny or worrying? Not sure which !

    • Killjoy

      Oh please “Tobys scene” is only better becouse it has Bruce Campell in it!

  • Ed

    That door guy was horrible. There was no charisma onscreen at all between the two of them. Campbell was the best. It was a bad scene because you felt nothing from watching it. It was so banal and mundane.

  • ron

    John Scurti/Lou from Rescue Me as a doorman. I am sure Leary had nothing to do w/his old co-star getting a role in Spidey.

  • nNark

    Wow, this clip gives NUTHIN. Ok though – unlike many, I’d rather not be “teased” with half the movie before I get a shot at seeing it. Also: can we PLEASE not give ANY more clips from the other Spider-mans? I’m trying really hard to disassociate from them – no reminders are needed!

  • Aurora Vampiris

    It seems we’re going to have two camps for all of the promotional material for the film from now on. Those who hate the idea of the film will continue to hate it. Those who hated Sam Raimi’s films will continue to love this.

    And both sides are going to deny their affiliation with the aforementioned camps. So by all means, please, continue with the hating/loving.

  • Dave

    Wow. That was terrible. The dialogue was so stilted and unnatural. Who has a conversation with a Doorman like that? It was so forced like a soap opera scene. Also, both actors have zero charisma. The Doorman is excusable but the lead!!!??? WTF Andrew Garfield may be a good actor but has no screen presence whatsoever. Toby Maguire brought a lot of sympathy to Peter Parker but Garfield is horribly miscast here. Nothing in the trailers or this clip or any of Garfield’s other movies make me think he can carry a film like this. He is a decent actor for a natural style but a big hollywood comic tent pole film. I don’t think so. This is the same problem with movies like Tron and John Carter. Hollywood is casting young men with decent acting abilities but zero charisma. They have no style or a sense of how to deliver a line. You don’t wonder what they are going to do or what is going to happen to them. Garfield is particularly bad because he is just blank, not even good looking. He looks like an old lady. Think about actors in the past in big movies like Harrison Ford or Tom Cruise or even Bruce Willis, they had charisma and knew how to deliver a line so it was entertaining. Toby had some of that. Garfield again is a decent actor but has zero charisma and cannot deliver a great line in a movie like this.

    And I think he is a good actor and I liked 500 days of whatever. Also been reading Spider Man comics for over thirty five years but casting Garfield was a terrible choice. IN fact a lot of these young actors coming up just don’t have that star quality.

    • Chaster

      So your judging his entire performance based only on a short clip?

      And for the record, Andrew Garfield is a much better Tobey Maguire is; his performances in The Social Network, Never Let Me Go and Boy A prove that.

    • Nic S.

      It’s 500 Days of Summer. Just thought I’d clear that up. As you were.

  • Realistic

    It. Sucks. Period.

  • TheTrickster

    Oh, the internet people… Always discussing how incredibly awesome our awfully bad a movie is base in a out-of-context 40s long regular scene.

  • Jon Snow

    That was weird. It felt like watching those half rendered deleted scenes they have on the DVD.

  • Pragmator

    Listen, I love Bruce Campbell as much as the next guy … but all of Raimi’s projects have a certain campy silliness that sometimes annoys me, sometimes not. Since the new film appears to be more serious in tone, I like this clip just fine.

    And for the record, Tobey McGuire’s Mr. Mumblepants annoyed me too.

  • ipolos

    I always loved that scene from spiderman 2. But i have high hopes for the new film. Spidey deserves to be on the big screen :)

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  • Angela

    Peter Parker was the best… Iam very sad because he is not playing spiderman anymore…

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  • ozzie

    Several people described the dialog as “awkward” and Noddles said “It’s terrible because if the scene was to show levity, it failed. It was just awkward. Peter came across as a typical no-personality kid that has no ability to talk to an adult.”

    I hate yo break it to you guys but you described the teenage Peter Parker character exactly … he was awkward. This scene wasn’t designed for humor … it was designed to show how Peter has trouble interacting with people. He’s a goofy looking emotional bullied teenager and that comes across loud and clear in the 3 minutes of the movie we’ve seen so far.

    I don’t know if anyone here has talked to a teenager this century but they are awkward,emotional, and have trouble relating to people.

    From what little I’ve seen so far this movie grabs some realism that the Raimi movies replaced with campy humor and bad romantic dialog … like almost George Lucas bad romantic dialog.

    I encourage all the haters to leave their mom’s basement occasionally and see how people interact with each other.

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