Amazing Spider-Man 2: First Official Rhino Photos Revealed
No, Iâ€™ve not become an avid fan of rhinoceros watching. Rather, Iâ€™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 donâ€™t get the attention from the public that they deserve. But instead of voicing their irritation with the publicâ€™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 donâ€™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. Iâ€™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 Giamattiâ€™s comfort ability with the character is just staggering. Iâ€™ve seen Giamatti since I was a kid, from films like Big Mommaâ€™s House to Our Founding Fathers, and seeing such a transformation from such an intelligent and magnificent actor is astounding. Heâ€™s built like a Rhino (See what I did there?), and his anger could strike fear into someoneâ€™s stepchild. Perhaps Giamatti is going for a profile performance of The Rhino, as opposed to giving the typical athletic performance that youâ€™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 Iâ€™m seeing some substance from the character.
Jamie Foxxâ€™s performance as Electro is looking promising as well, with Foxx taking on a more seasoned appearance as Dr. Max Dillon. Like Giamatti, Foxxâ€™s character looks to be going for a profile performance rather than the youngster approach. Well played, boys and girls. Canâ€™t wait to see The Rhino smash some heads!!!
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