2 Clips from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Highlight Practical Swinging Effects and a Giant Lizard [Updated]

     June 6, 2012


A new clip from The Amazing Spider-Man has gone online, and I like to think it’s called “Gymnast Spidey.”  Said clip highlights a lot of the practical effects work that director Marc Webb and the producers have been touting, and it’s definitely obvious that a lot of the web swinging here was done practically.  If some of these shots look familiar, it’s because much of this sequence was captured via a bevy of web swinging set photos.  Though it seems like Spidey has been overshadowed quite a bit by the big, dark elephant in the room, I’m looking forward to seeing Webb’s visuals and the take that talented star Andrew Garfield has on the character.  Moreover, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey makes the film doubling enticing.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  The film also stars Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally FieldThe Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3rd.  [Update: We added a second clip after the jump.]

Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD.  You can also watch another new clip that focuses on some Gwen Stacy heroics here.

Second clip via Metacafe:

the-amazing-spider-man-posterHere’s the official synopsis for The Amazing Spider-Man:

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 inThe 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. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in3D on July 3, 2012.

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.


  • Keemo

    That was awesome….Can’t wait for the movie…

  • rainestorm

    What is the deal with Yahoo’s video player? It’s positively dreadful. Are they seriously not aware of this?

  • Jon

    if that was all practical, that was actually pretty damn tight

    • Dannyboy3030

      Agreed! However if it’s CGI I think that makes it even more Amazing! The physics were perfect!

  • AlexHeyNa

    I had to click the link for “big dark elephant in the room”. Didn’t know what you meant. I feel dumb.

    But anyway, those effects look freakin’ fantastic. I can NOT wait for this movie. Something to hold me over before the elephant is unleashed.

  • Matt

    I presume this is the scene where the cop comes to arrest the guy Spider-man is shown to be webbing in the trailers. After doing that jokey comedy scene i would have thought it went serious… but no, we get the whole clumsy teen aspect of Spider-man.

    With this and the other clip i dont want to pay to see this in cinema`s anymore, i`ll wait for the dvd.

    The Lizard was my favorite character and they turned him into a Cliché villain also.

  • dogg

    The stuff he’s yelling ruins it. “Hey, watch out I’m swingin’ hea, I’m swinging hea.” A bunch overdubbed crap spliced in to appeal to idiots.

    • spider-fan13

      Well then you obviously don’t know anything about Spider-Man. This is what makes this much better and more comic book accurate than the last sequel. Garfield knows much more about the character as he, himself is a Spider-Man fan & plays Spider-Man just as he’s supposed to be (intelligent, sarcastic, & humorous). This is what we Spider-Man fans have been waiting for.

      • J Wilson

        I’ve been reading Spidey comics since 1980 but that rambling gibberish he’s spewing in the clip is a bit shit.

    • Simon Dale

      This must be a homage to Dustin Hoffman’s adlib in Midnight Coboy when a real taxi drove into the scene. He said: “Hey! Watch out! I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”

      Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c412hqucHKw

  • Andrew Davies

    @Spider-fan 13

    I am a Spider-Man fan and I got the movie I was waiting for back in 2002. He was humorous and intelligent in the original trilogy- they just didn’t give him as many one liners. I’m tired of people like you twisting things around and making it seem like they didn’t get the character right. They did. Andrew Garfield will probably be good but don’t use him to bash another actor.

  • That guy

    Looks like fun. Look, I love Raimi’s work on the Spider-Man movies. Part III was a huge mess but the other two were quite solid, with a terrific cast.
    I’m still not entirely sold on Andrew Garfield here but perhaps I’ll warm to him when I get in the cinema and see more footage.

    For this scene, it makes perfect sense to yell out silly things like “I’m swinging here, I’m swinging here!” – In fact, being the film buff I am, I’d sy exactly that were I Spider-Man. He’s a kid, he’s on a high, he’s having fun. He just got an exciting new ability.

  • analoggab

    The music sucks!!!!
    James, you were so good before. what happened?
    I miss Danny.

    • Dre Dre

      Have faith in Horner. Im guessing his theme will not be as classic as Elfman’s, but James Horner rarely disappoints.

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  • Mike91

    “Do I look like the mayor Tokyo …. (forgets end of line, oh yeah) to you.”

    “Many cops vs one man… in a leotard?”

    Are they serious with these cliche lines?

  • peter

    I have zero interest in seeing this movie. Tobey was great. I might catch it on TV….might….another frigging origin story for dog sake.

  • Dannyboy3030

    Has anyone ever seen Who’s the Man? Leary seems to be doing a toned down version of that character.

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