Friday, May 4, 2012

Movie Trailer: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer #2

Of all the superhero epics being released this summer, The Amazing Spider-Man seems the most ineffectual.  It’s hard to pinpoint why, but a certain excitement seems to be lacking here.  That’s a shame since this production seems guided by a distinct and sure handed vision.  Each subsequent trailer has been a bit better than the last one.  Overall it seems to be more in line with the classic Spider-Man mythos than any of Sam Raimi’s films.  While The Amazing Spider-Man might indeed end up being worthwhile, it doesn’t feel like one of this summer’s “must-see” films.  The new trailer doesn’t do much to change that, but it does inspire a modicum of hope.

Movie Review: The Avengers

In a massive, heavily secured research facility, the S.H.E.I.L.D Agency’s best scientists study the mysterious Tesseract.  Its energy personified, and its true capabilities have to be tapped.  One night, it suddenly becomes active, opening a portal across time and space.  Through that portal steps Loki, the exiled Norse God of mischief.  He arrives with a horrifying agenda: the complete and total subjugation of humanity.  He escapes the research facility with The Tesseract in tow, which plays a pivotal role in his master plan.