The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

logoDirector: Marc Webb

Writer: Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt (Screenplay) Stan Lee, Steve Ditko (Marvel Comic Book)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott

 

Plot: We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

 

Verdict: Spider-Man Growing Up

 

Story: This follows up from the first one so we have to remember unlike the Avengers and Dark Knight we are dealing with a teenage superhero. He has different problems like whether he wants a girlfriend or whether to go to college, you know the serious stuff. We have him putting out all the cheesy lines against the person he fights not taking anything seriously. While Peter is trying to figure out what his life holds next, the people against him start their own stories. We have the generic loner scientist who ends up having an accident, gaining powers and using them for evil, been there seen that in every Spider-man film. We also have the Harry Osborn who wants Spider-Man’s blood to cure his sickness and when he can’t have it he goes on a rampage against Spider-Man. It would be fair this is a slow moving film and it really is building up for the next chapter. (7/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Andrew Garfield: Spider-Man/Peter Parker while trying to figure out what to do with his life he carries on fighting crime, he has to decide whether to keep with his girlfriend when her father’s dying wish was to leave her so she couldn’t get caught up in trouble. He does ends up having to face the biggest battle of his life after his battles with Electro and Green Goblin. Good performance in a character that develops as the film unfolds. (8/10)

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Emma Stone: Gwen Stacy ambitious girlfriend of Peter, who wants to excel in her studies and gets that chance to but with Peter in her life she will always be in danger. Good supporting performance, but I always find relationships for superheroes only get in the way and annoy. (7/10)

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Jamie Foxx: Electro lonely scientist who has helped the city design a better power source. He feels like everyone is against him but when Spider-Man saves him he gets a boost of confidence. Just when things look good for Max he ends up having an accident at work and turning into Electro, who starts off just wanting help but when he feels betrayed by Spider-Man he wants to take out the web-slinger and the city. Good performance playing a very difficult character that really looks the part. (8/10)

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Dane DeHaan: Green Goblin/Harry Osborn an old friend of Peter who wants him to find Spider-Man so he can use his blood to cure his terminal illness. After both Peter and Spider-Man refuse for safety reason he finds out his company secretly has some stored away and he uses it and becomes the Green Goblin out to stop Spider-Man. Good performance from the always solid Dane. (8/10)

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Director Review: Marc Webb – Great direction creating a story that really is building to something bigger, creating some very memorable fight scenes and a villain in Electro like nothing we have seen before. (8/10)

 

Action: When the action happens it is all very good, with some great camera spinning shots of Spider-Man in battle. (8/10)

Superhero: A solid entry in the superhero genre. (8/10)

Settings: New York makes a great setting because without all the building Spider-Man couldn’t swing as much. (9/10)
Special Effects
: Great special effects used throughout the film. (10/10)

Suggestion: This must be watch by all the superhero fans out there, it is creating a big picture without having to use separate films to add to one of franchise. (Superhero Fans Watch)

 

Best Part: Spider-Man battles Electro round two.

Worst Part: It does start slow, nearly an hour before we meet Electro.

Action Scene Of The Film: The final battles

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: Has one planned

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Box Office: $708 Million

Budget: $200 Million

Runtime: 2 Hours 22 Minutes

Tagline: His greatest battle begins

 

Overall: Solid Addition to Spider-Man Franchise

Rating 76

3 comments

  1. worst spiderman movie ever made. Even my 12 year old was bored to near death. Foxx’s performance was epically bad and made Jim Carrey’s role as The Riddler look serious. Terrible, terrible movie.

      • In my mind there’s absolutely nothing that can fix this movie. A good third film will not empower this film in the slightest bit. It’s poorly structured, horribly paced and features some of the same exact detriments that badly hurt Raimi’s Spiderman 3. WAY too much stuffed in the movie, but unlike Raimi’s third, there’s no damn action. The movie is like 2 hours and 22 minutes (feels more like 3 hours and 45 minutes) and features 11 minutes of action, worse off, it treats its villains as disposable garbage. Green Goblin gets the Venom treatment, popping up for one unbelievably brief battle scene. Rhino is in the film for 62 seconds. And man, I just can’t get over how terribly comic and goofy Foxx’s performance was as a human. Then as a supervillain he goes ballistic because Spidey gets thrust on the jumbotron over him… wow… just wow. The fact that we have to wait 60 minutes before spidey tangles with electro, and then wait another 60 minutes before spidey tangles with goblin is just… unfathomable. I’ve only hit the theater 7 or 8 times this year, but this was the worst experience of 2014 by a massive landslide. It’s the one experience of the year in which i felt like I COMPLETELY wasted my money (a feeling made worse by my kid flat out telling me “we shouldn’t have paid to see that”. When Ninja Turtles looks like a riveting film compared to a spidey movie, something went terribly, terribly wrong. And that’s coming from a HUGE, HUGE spidey fan. This movie made me pretty much hate Marc Webb, which sucks because I actually liked 500 Days.

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