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Humor and action collide in this clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Mar. 13, 2014by: Paul Shirey

A high-speed car chase. Stolen chemical vials shaking loose. Police scanner audio. Guitar-strumming music in the background. A wise-cracking man in spandex in the middle of it all. Yep, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 has another new clip, which feels ripped straight from the comic-book page and put on the big screen. Featuring Paul Giamatti's Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino driving a big ass truck through the streets of New York, while taking out everything in his path (a hint at his impending Rhino personality perhaps?), the jokester known only as Spider-Man swoops in to foil the robbery and save dangerous Oscorp chemicals from falling into the wrong hands.

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I like that they retain Spider-Man's humor in these films and don't try to turn him into Batman in a red and blue suit. It's perfectly consistent with his comic-book persona, as Spidey cracks jokes and acts rather goofy throughout some of the most dire situations and it's good to see that the filmmakers haven't shied away from that. Anyone that wants a "more serious" Spider-Man is not really attuned to who Peter Parker is. Which isn't to say that the character can't ever be serious (see Kraven's Last Hunt for that), but he's pretty much the biggest wise ass in the Marvel universe.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Speaking of Kraven...who do you think should play The Hunter in a Sinister Six film?
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12:32PM on 03/14/2014

Spiderman can be goofy, but should rhino be?

The rhino boxers are terrible and tacky. I'm not totally against the humor, but there has to be a reasonable balance, as you need the situations to feel real and truly dangerous to engage a movie viewing audience. The arguments of "you have never read a spiderman comic" don't apply for me, as I am NOT reading a comic here... I want to watch a good movie.
The rhino boxers are terrible and tacky. I'm not totally against the humor, but there has to be a reasonable balance, as you need the situations to feel real and truly dangerous to engage a movie viewing audience. The arguments of "you have never read a spiderman comic" don't apply for me, as I am NOT reading a comic here... I want to watch a good movie.
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4:18PM on 03/13/2014
Do people really not like Spidey joking around? It's how he gets in the villains heads, especially the ones who take themselves extra serious like Doc Ock. Tobey/Raimi were awful at showcasing that aspect of the character, glad to see it more prevalent this time around.
Do people really not like Spidey joking around? It's how he gets in the villains heads, especially the ones who take themselves extra serious like Doc Ock. Tobey/Raimi were awful at showcasing that aspect of the character, glad to see it more prevalent this time around.
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5:00PM on 03/13/2014
anyone who doesn't like him joking around obviously has never read a spiderman comic, this is exactly how he should have been in the first 3 movies
anyone who doesn't like him joking around obviously has never read a spiderman comic, this is exactly how he should have been in the first 3 movies
8:09PM on 03/13/2014
Agreed!
Agreed!
8:42AM on 03/14/2014
always said this, raimis movies are insanly overrated. as a spidey fan, i cannot wait for this.
always said this, raimis movies are insanly overrated. as a spidey fan, i cannot wait for this.
2:24PM on 03/13/2014
they surely must have shown us more than "the four minutes" that Rhino is only in the movie for?
they surely must have shown us more than "the four minutes" that Rhino is only in the movie for?
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12:26PM on 03/13/2014
Lol...gotta laugh at the thought of the city allowing Oscorp to keep plutonium in the city.
Lol...gotta laugh at the thought of the city allowing Oscorp to keep plutonium in the city.
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12:10PM on 03/13/2014
Extra tidbit: Ron Perlman as Kraven The Hunter!
Extra tidbit: Ron Perlman as Kraven The Hunter!
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2:16PM on 03/13/2014

But Danger and humour don't collide

You gotta find the right balance of these things. They do the comic/funny spider-man well but at the same time in a live action movie, it showcases real people and danger, and when you see that not being taken seriously, the audience can disconnect because they see no real threat.
You gotta find the right balance of these things. They do the comic/funny spider-man well but at the same time in a live action movie, it showcases real people and danger, and when you see that not being taken seriously, the audience can disconnect because they see no real threat.
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12:13PM on 03/13/2014
Good clip. Ruined for me by yet another pic of Giamatti in his boxers. I always feel like a rubber chicken and pie to the face are up next when I see those . . .
Good clip. Ruined for me by yet another pic of Giamatti in his boxers. I always feel like a rubber chicken and pie to the face are up next when I see those . . .
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12:28PM on 03/14/2014
100% agree
100% agree
9:08AM on 03/16/2014
Yeah. No tragedy in Spider-Man's universe.

You wait and see (if I'm right in thinking) what happens to Gwen in this film, ya fuckin' idiot.
Yeah. No tragedy in Spider-Man's universe.

You wait and see (if I'm right in thinking) what happens to Gwen in this film, ya fuckin' idiot.
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10:39AM on 03/14/2014
I've seen about four different trailers for this movie and this is the first I've actually seen Giamatti.

As for Kraven, I'd like to see Gerard Butler in the role. And the Last Hunt storyline is good enough to have its own film.
I've seen about four different trailers for this movie and this is the first I've actually seen Giamatti.

As for Kraven, I'd like to see Gerard Butler in the role. And the Last Hunt storyline is good enough to have its own film.
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1:51PM on 03/13/2014

kraven

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9:39AM on 03/14/2014
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my co-worker's step-aunt makes $80 /hr on the computer . She has been laid off for eight months but last month her pay was $14942 just working on the computer for a few hours. visit this page http://www.mac22.com
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7:52PM on 03/13/2014
Kraven = Jason Mamoa
Kraven = Jason Mamoa
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5:19PM on 03/13/2014
That Spidey costume looks cheaper than the one Marvel used in the 1970s for Spidey publicity photos.
That Spidey costume looks cheaper than the one Marvel used in the 1970s for Spidey publicity photos.
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6:38PM on 03/13/2014
I agree. It looks like some high school kid threw it together...wait.
I agree. It looks like some high school kid threw it together...wait.
6:08AM on 03/14/2014
No, it looks cheaper than something Peter Parker would make. "It looks cheap because it's meant to look cheap" is no excuse. I suppose videogame CG Electro looks like videogame CG because he's meant to look like videogame CG? No, it's because the designs for this movie are cheap and shite.
No, it looks cheaper than something Peter Parker would make. "It looks cheap because it's meant to look cheap" is no excuse. I suppose videogame CG Electro looks like videogame CG because he's meant to look like videogame CG? No, it's because the designs for this movie are cheap and shite.
8:44AM on 03/14/2014
looks better than the power ranger suit maguire was in lol.

i hope you gave raimis awful costumes and movies a good bashing too.
looks better than the power ranger suit maguire was in lol.

i hope you gave raimis awful costumes and movies a good bashing too.
3:46PM on 03/13/2014

Extra Tidbit

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, or Javier Bardem for Kraven the Hunter.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, or Javier Bardem for Kraven the Hunter.

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2:18PM on 03/13/2014
Way too much of this movie looks like Spider-Man just goofing around with his enemies.
Way too much of this movie looks like Spider-Man just goofing around with his enemies.
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12:32PM on 03/13/2014
There's no such thing as humor in a spiderman movie.
There's no such thing as humor in a spiderman movie.
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8:45AM on 03/14/2014
Obviously you never picked up a Spiderman comic book in your life.
Obviously you never picked up a Spiderman comic book in your life.
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