Super Bowl Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “Enemies Unite”


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continues the reboot Sony began with the Spider-Man franchise minus Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire. While The Amazing Spider-Man did quite well in the box-office when it came out in 2012 the general consensus with fans and critics alike was that it was just another origins tale that rehashed events from the Peter Parker story that was already well-known to comic book and non-comic book fans alike.

This sequel will now bring in villains and some plot points that fans have been waiting for since the franchise first began in the early 2000’s. We have Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti as the villains Electro and Rhino finally appearing on film with hints that other iconic Spider-Man villains such as the Vulture and the Hobgoblin probably having a cameo. This sudden flood of villains looks to be Sony’s attempt to set-up a Sinister Six film that would be the studio’s way to counter the success of Marvel’s and Disney’s success with The Avengers.

Time will tell if this gamble will end up paying off for Sony and many comic books wish it won’t since there’s a chance it would return Spider-Man to Marvel Studios thus making him available to appear in future films as an Avenger.

Sony went to unprecedented lengths to make sure people knew about the new trailer arriving on Super Bowl Sunday. We had a teaser teasing the trailer for the Super Bowl. Then we had the brief teaser shown during the Super Bowl. Below is the full 3-minute plus trailer that was shown on-line soon after.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for a May 2, 2014 release date.

4 responses to “Super Bowl Trailer: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “Enemies Unite”

  1. 0:04: Two Oscars spotted already in this film.

    0:13: In point of fact, Not-So-Long-Tall Sally, people DO wash the flag! In fact, washing the flag is a part of the production process! Also, flags do get dirty, and they do need to be washed, restitched, and ultimately, replaced. The flags flown on top of Parliament House would regularly be sent back to us for maintenance (Source: I used to work in a flag factory for a living! And yes, we did make quite a few Old Glories–as well as all 50 states of the Union–and yes, they do get washed! They even get–GASP!–destroyed if there’s a run in the fabric!).

    0:17: Not just saying this because of his alter ego, but does Peter Parker ever check for spiders in his hair? And how does such a ridiculous hairstyle fit underneath his hood?

    0:28: A third Oscar spotted. C’mon, everybody: stop slumming!

    1:11: A sure sign someone is seriously unhinged: cutting out different typefaces and assembling them into a sentence.

    1:22: I’d be amazed if some dopey kid doesn’t try this.

    1:58: Spider-Man: “Uh, what’s your name again?”

    Guy in Hoodie: “I AM Trayvon Martin!”

    2:38: Bah, there’s that word again–“literally”. Just once, I’d love to hear someone say “figuratively”, as in “we can figuratively change the world”. Or maybe he really does mean “literally”. I don’t know. It just seems literally redundant.

    3:06: Damn it, Gwen Stacy dumps him for her dildo.


    • I agree on the flag washing though in certain instances washing them once they’ve been raised is a no-no. People I know in the military will replace the base flag with a new one if the current one has begun to fade, tatter and just plain unpresentable. The same goes for the ones raised in City Halls, State Buildings (working as security for many years I know we send out old ones back to the maker to be recycled properly) and Federal Buildings. Those places tend to have the budget to have a huge stock of replacement flags.

      I don’t mind flag washing as much as people taking down the flag from the pole and letting any part of it touch the ground. Letting that happen is pretty much a form of insult no matter what country or culture.


      • I’ve never understood why the ground has such a bad name. “Don’t let it touch the ground”, they say. But our food comes from the ground, the trees are rooted in the ground, you get the picture. It seems like a universal thing…well, except for the Pope, he kisses the ground. Of course, the ground in the city tends to be filthy. I’d much rather sit on the ground where it’s grassy with lots of flowers.

        People are usually surprised we still MAKE flags in Australia. Also, I’ve never quite understood why people thought working in a flag factory was such an unusual job. Flags are everywhere, and considering the place where I worked had a contract with the government, we were always making new ones (flags have a life of about two years if left up overnight and in all sorts of weather). It’s worth mentioning the flags were made of polyester, and I’ve lost count of buildings that have really awfully tattered Australian flags, like they’ve just been through a war.

        Anyway, I’m not sure if a flag is really so sacred, especially when one considers that flags end up being used as designs for underwear and all sorts of things. Jack Lemmon wonders aloud about this in “Save The Tiger”. So I ask, when is a flag no longer a flag?

        At least Libya got with the programme and introduced a new flag to replace the plain green design they once had. That Qaddafi bastard had no imagination whatsoever.


        • It’s a tradition that goes back to the earliest civilizations. Back then it weren’t flags but standards. To allow a standard (later a flag) to touch the ground is a sign of surrender.

          Its a tradition that no one has seen as needing to be changed and I’m glad they haven’t. While it seems antiquated I’m of the mind that it’s just bad form and makes one look like a slob for dropping anything on the ground let alone the symbol of one’s national pride.


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