The Amazing Spider-Man clip shatters the backboard

Posted by CB Droege

Columbia Pictures has released a new clip from its upcoming super hero adventure, The Amazing Spider-Man.

Everyone likes to see bullies shown up, and any super hero story with a teenaged protagonist is bound to have an inevitable ‘humiliate the bully’ scene. This version of Spider-Man doesn’t seem to be spending a whole lot of time obsessing over hiding his identity, however, so spidey is able to do his version of the scene in a very flashy, public way.

It’s a pretty rousing scene, and will certainly result in a few cheers at the theater, especially after the treatment Peter gets in some of these clips from the most recent featurette, which includes a brief interview with Stan Lee:

This Spider-Man is a very different one from the previous franchise. He seems less conflicted about his role, not particularly concerned with secrecy and sneakiness, and overall, definitely more lighthearted. He’s more like the Spider-Man we know from the comics, and it will be interesting to see where the franchise takes this particular iteration of the super hero.

Here’s the theatrical trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man:

and the official synopsis:

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally 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 (Emma 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 (Rhys 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.

The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters July 3rd, 2012.