The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Film Review)

May 2, 2014
The Marc Webb - "Spider-Man" movies aren't that amazing at all. The first one got a little too rushed rebooting the character, while the second one -- got everything webbed together as a big mess, only it is slightly better. The main point of these movies, unsurprisingly, are to make money. Cramming every single idea in order to remain the rights off the character. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" has its fair share of flaws, but the writers can't seem to make things right.

The film kicks off with the continuation of the mystery behind Peter's parents, something we are promised to be resolved at the promotion of the first film. Peter Parker, played again by the immensely talented Andrew Garfield, has to deal with ton of problems - whether it be his complicated relationship with Gwen, Aunt May, deciphering the secret behind his parents, Harry Osborn, and being Spider-Man. But he will face his greatest threat yet, Electro to save the entire city and become the hero he always is. 

The performances in the film were outstanding. Andrew Garfield seemed to be the quintessential Spider-Man and Peter Parker. He got the charisma, the wit and the attitude that made the character. Dane DeHaan, (or as I always like to call him Leonardo DiCaprio in the making) is terrific as Harry Osborn. Too bad, his character was developed poorly. And Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon or Sparkles. The character was essentially Jim Carrey - The Riddler from 'Batman Forever', and Foxx appeared to look silly. The guy was a great actor, but the way they handle his role was wrong. 

The visuals and action sequences are amazing to look at. That's no surprise of a movie that costs $100-M. The score by Hans Zimmer was fantastic, and i'm digging the dubstep/ Electro theme as it electrofies the action scenes. The romance between Gwen and Peter was good, but too much means too bad. Which leads us to the cons of the movie: Too much storyline.

Every scene didn't mesh than the other altogether. A problem that the first film faced. There were too much storyline that a lot of it weren't needed. Rhino, Harry Osborn, to name a few, don't need to be in the film. Everything seemed to be a set-up, as if everyone will be satisfied. Long story short: It's simply a long commercial to future sequels.

The geek rates it 6.5/10. 

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' now showing in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D!

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