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

     June 6, 2012

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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.

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