AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Spidey Attends High School Graduation; Plus Video Of The Kiss
I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure wearing your superhero costume at your high school graduation is not a very good way of keeping your secret identity, a secret. Update! Sally Field's Aunt May joins in on the festivities.
Earlier today, I posted images of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) graduating Midtown Science High School. During that event, Peter was handed his diploma by Gwen, the valedictorian. Overcomed with joy, Peter planted a kiss upon Gwen that knock off her cap.
What was interesting, but at the time seemed unimportant, was that Peter went up on the stage wearing a backpack. Which is very odd to do when graduating. Now, based on the new pictures below, we can understand the need for the backpack, a place to hide his costume.
So, what's wrong? Well, the tone seems off. I understand we are only seeing a small fragment of the film with these set photos, but from what we have seen there seems to be a very childish tone. Paul Giamatti's acting seems to be very, very over-the-top. And I'm just judging that based on the set pics and videos, but the over-exaggerated facial movements are better suited for a cartoon. And do we have to mention the scene with his pants falling down and exposing Rhino underpants? Well, I guess we just did. How about Spidey preparing to fight Rhino with a little boy dressed as him stands in front of the action.
Seriously, what is the tone of this film? I don't mind that Spidey has to rush off during the ceremony. That's fine, something like that has happened plenty of times to Peter. The problem, is how it is being handled. Does Peter have to put on the Spider-Man mask and then put the graduation cap over it? Just put the mask on and take off. Putting the cap back on seems like Mr. Webb is going for a cheap laugh, like the Rhino underpants.
As one of the commenters mentioned below, Spidey could be late to the ceremony and is trying to remove his superhero costume as quickly as he can so that he can receive his diploma on time. Does that make it any better? I guess it helps a bit, but it still doesn't explain the cap on his noggin. Since there tends to be a lot of people attending graduations and they do like to bring recording devices with them. You know, to savor the moment.
In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter Parker hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter Parker when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will swing into theaters May 2, 2014.
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