The trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is out! Given our history with the first one, Robert and I were looking forward to making a comic about this. And again, we couldn’t just pick one thing to make fun of! It all looks so terrible!
TASM was one of those movies that was giftedly awful; like Superman IV or Plan 9 I could watch it again and again and not get bored. And we already had two good Spiderman movies, so I didn’t feel like an opportunity was lost. The only truly disappointing part was how well cast it was: each of those actors were perfect choices to play those characters, especially to take up the mantle in a different way from who previously played them. I really wanna see a well-written and well-directed movie with Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker*, because he’d be great, but thanks to these movies it’s just not gonna happen.
*Not as much as I wanted to see one with Donald Glover, but given how poorly the movie turned out, I’m not as disappointed as I would have been.