Earlier this week, Sony brought us a four-minute super preview of “The Amazing Spider-Man” during the season premiere of "America’s Got Talent." For the most part, the preview was just the last trailer, with a complete scene tacked on to the beginning. Not that I’m complaining – this is the first real look we’ve gotten at an action sequence in the upcoming flick, and its not too shabby.
In the scene, we see Spider-Man involved in a Manhattan bridge rescue (one of Spidey’s classic action scenarios, right up there with rescuing children from a burning building). In fact, I can't help but think that the reason the filmmakers decided to show this sequence is to immediately set-up how different this version of Spider-Man will be from Sam Raimi’s 2002 version. Most people will remember that the climax of that earlier film showed Spider-Man battling Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge. During that fight, Green Goblin drops a tram full of kids off the bridge and Spider-Man is barely able to catch them in time… but he is left stranded mid-air, one arm holding his web attached to the bridge, the other holding on to the falling vehicle.
Sound familiar? It should – it’s the same position Andrew Garfield finds himself in during his bridge rescue in the new Spider-Man film.