Columbia Pictures have debuted the brand new trailer for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and it is by far our biggest indicator of what to expect from this summer's blockbuster reboot. Darker, definitely sexier, more epic in scope with grander set pieces and a more rebellious, human and somewhat cool Peter Parker (the geeky dweeb from Tobey Maguire's performance is almost unrecognisable in what Andrew Garfield is doing here, giving Parker a full sense of character) than the films that came before, the fan reaction to the trailer I'm guessing will be hugely positive. So without further ado watch it for yourself below; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m10jVJ4Ww2A&feature=youtu.be Impressive huh and lots to take in! Need to watch it again? Do it and then comeback... Now as good as this movie looks (finally I can now say I actually want to see the film) I'm not quite ready to do a complete U-Turn on my feelings about its reasons for existing. I'm a huge fan of the Sam Raimi trilogy and I still contend that it should have carried on for years and years after Spider-Man 3, keeping continuity despite re-casting of whatever roles needed re-casting and whatever shifts in tone needed to be taken. Going back to high school with The Amazing Spider-Man and wiping out what came before was a mistake but judging the trailer on its own merits, this looks like a strong superhero entry. I love the darker/lighter tonal shifts. This is what reading a Stan Lee/Steve Ditko comic book was like in the early days. You would have Spider-Man jabbering his mouth off and then, out of nowhere, it got serious... sometimes deadly serious. There are some niggles I have with the trailer that can't go unsaid. Although the effects of Spidey swinging through the streets and being our friendly neighborhood hero look as great as they ever did (they never became a problem in Raimi's films until Spider-Man 3) and the brief glimpses we have of the villainous Lizard look great, there are other occasions where the effects don't look as solid. Particularly the final shot of the building collapsing on Spider-Man reminding us of a Green Lantern style let-down for any sense of realism. Plus, 'The Untold Story' for me... just isn't interesting. I don't care for the Parker family backstory and this being Spidey's reason to fight (instead of Uncle Ben's great speech in the first movie). It just doesn't ring as true. The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors), Denis Leary (Captain Stacy), Martin Sheen (Uncle Ben) and Sally Field (Aunt May. We will have more on the new trailer soon plus across the web reactions to 'The Untold Story' screenings that took place last night at major cities across the world where brand new footage from the film was screened to audiences for the first time. Sony will swing The Amazing Spider-Man our way on July 3rd, 2012.