Does Whatever a Spider Can

Spider-ManAs a former North American adolescent male, how can I not be completely giddy at the thought of the upcoming Spider-Man movie (due to be released in May 2002)? Columbia Pictures has just released the first teaser trailer for that movie in QuickTime format, and some of it looks fantastic. The bank robbery scene is filmed with a fairly generic hand, but the Spider-Man costume itself is an impressive feat, and the CG animation of ol“ Webhead swinging through Manhattan canyons is a pitch-perfect realization of a million hand-drawn comic book panels.