Sometimes I see this stuff and I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or sulk.
I am reserving my opinion on the film until I actually see it, of course… But discovering what the main villain of the new Amazing Spider-man movie looks like because a Poster Company revealed him in his scaly Full Monty glory seems both unfortunate and anticlimactic.
Somebody over at Sony Pictures Publicity Department is being “berated” right now.
Many fans are bemoaning the lack of a long snout. As several commenters across the web (including in this io9 story) have pointed out, how exactly is an actor supposed to emote with an alligator snout glued to his face?
I’ve seen the trailer in slo-mo, so I already know what the movie version of The Lizard looks like. And all I can say to the disgruntled fanboys is, “Let it go!” As long as the guy doesn’t look like Dick Durock lumbering around in a rubbery Swamp Thing costume, I won’t care.
What I do care about: The film is a reboot. I hate that. Will I still go see it? Sure. Did it need to be a reboot? Hell no. But that’s what we suffer through now. And until you, me and everybody else stops paying to see (SPOILER!) Uncle Ben repeatedly gunned down… That’s the way it is going to be.
In the meantime, what happened to (SPOILER!) Dr. Curt Connors’ package? Gain an arm but lose your junk?
I’d be pissed too.