May 17, 2013
Amazing Spider-Man 2: First Official Rhino Photos Revealed
No, I’ve not become an avid fan of rhinoceros watching. Rather, I’ve just seen the first official images of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, due for release later this year! Paul Giamatii is an unsung artist among a group of talented actors that just don’t get the attention from the public that they deserve. But instead of voicing their irritation with the public’s lack of taste, Paul would rather get down and dirty with his characters than whine about another Oscar.
The result is The Rhino. For those that don’t know, The Rhino is one of the most iconic super villains of the ultimate Spider-Man comics, mainly due to his giant stature and super strength ability. Like a majority of super villains in Spider-Man, we only seem to appreciate The Rhino for his great looks and tiny brain.
Its ok, Giamatti, I still love you.
The Rhino is Aleksei Sytsevich, a Russian mobster given the power of super strength and magnificent constitution by his Rhino suit, a biological experiment given to him by a scientist in exchange for a kidnapping plot to steal Colonel John Jameson for his military secrets. Instead, Sytsevich goes on a complete rampage until Spider-Man knocks him down a peg or two. I’ll just go ahead and say it; Giamatti looks sick.
His body already has markings for incision, likely coming from scientists carrying out the procedure; but Giamatti’s comfort ability with the character is just staggering. I’ve seen Giamatti since I was a kid, from films like Big Momma’s House to Our Founding Fathers, and seeing such a transformation from such an intelligent and magnificent actor is astounding. He’s built like a Rhino (See what I did there?), and his anger could strike fear into someone’s stepchild. Perhaps Giamatti is going for a profile performance of The Rhino, as opposed to giving the typical athletic performance that you’d more than likely see with a younger, more muscular character. That seems to be a norm for younger audiences; if he moves like a young guy, why not hire a young to portray him?
With that in mind, I can embrace Paul Giamatti as The Rhino a lot more now that I’m seeing some substance from the character.
Jamie Foxx’s performance as Electro is looking promising as well, with Foxx taking on a more seasoned appearance as Dr. Max Dillon. Like Giamatti, Foxx’s character looks to be going for a profile performance rather than the youngster approach. Well played, boys and girls. Can’t wait to see The Rhino smash some heads!!!
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