I’m gonna try something new here, and review a movie trailer! I’ll be judging it based on how well it does its job in making me want to see the movie it is previewing. To see the trailer for yourself, go here: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/spider-man_3/
If I had a video iPod, I’d download this trailer and watch it every day. This very well might be the greatest teaser trailer I’ve ever seen in my life, and the feelings it stirs in me are somewhere between awe and orgasmic. After seeing this, I think I can honestly say that I’ve never looked forward to seeing another movie more in my life than I look forward to seeing Spider-Man 3.
Since it’s just a teaser for a movie that won’t be out until 2007, they probably could’ve gotten away with just showing the darkness spread over Spiday’s red and white suit, then finished with the final shot of the trailer and it would’ve done its job. People would’ve been excited and the buzz would be in the air. But Sony went above and beyond with this one, probably because they wanted to release it on Superman Returns‘ opening night and try and steal some its buzz.
Mission accomplished. This is far more exciting than anything in all of Superman Returns, managing to reveal tidbits of plot ideas for the new movie without giving much away. What’s particularly effective about it is that it gives fanboys a taste of moments that they’ll understand, be it the brief appearance of Sandman, Topher Grace’s revelatory “Parker?”, a new blonde girl in Peter’s life, and Peter Parker battling a black substance in a bell tower. Each of these moments gives me shivers and makes me geek out something fierce, but doesn’t really reveal anything to the uninitiated. Honestly, I’m surprised that I don’t mess myself when watching this trailer, it has me so excited.
The Verdict: I will do everything in my power to see this movie on opening night.