...kinda blows. Watch it after the jump.
Before that, though, some good news: Jeff Wells - who's sort of become the "leader" of the too-many-damn-superhero-movies backlash among the old guard critical press - saw "Captain America" and LOVED it. If you're not aware of Wells, the idea that he'll get out of ANY movie and start tweeting wild enthusiasm is a rare event, but this is a HUGE shocker... and a good sign, as the last time he reacted this way to a genre film was "First Class."
I'm well aware that, because I'm the guy for whom a minute or so of Peter Parker dancing WASN'T an apocalyptic event, everything I have to say about this is subject to outright dismissal; plus I have to head out to screen "Captain America" so I can't do a full piece right now... but my first reaction is that this is a god-awful trailer.
Sony is betting the farm on this movie - this is the movie that's going to keep Spider-Man "theirs" for the next cycle - and this is how they reintroduce him? A few shots of Andrew Garfield wandering around generic cityscapes and interiors, a goes-nowhere bit about Peter's parents (supposedly a BIG part of the revamped backstory) and a stretch of CGI that wouldn't pass muster as a Wii cutscene?
I get that they're going for "what's thi... oh! Spider-Man!," but I can't imagine an audience reacting excited to the reveal here - more like "what's thi... Spider-Man, again? Already? Seriously?" Kinda interesting that he seems to have a biological-spineret after all, and I'm amused by the bit where it looks like he's going to eat a fly; but all of the important stuff about this screams "This Fall on The CW," not "huge blockbuster next year."