A few critics have said that they did not care much for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They said it was too similar to the Sam Raimi series, that it had too many villains, and even one of my friends called it “craptastic.”
While I will concede that the movie trailer was a little misleading, I thoroughly enjoyed this film.
Peter Parker is investing his time into being Spider-Man while also balancing his love life with Gwen Stacy. Despite the fact they are deeply in love, he keeps seeing her father Police Captain Stacy, hauntingly reminding him of his promise to stay away from her. Meanwhile, Norman Osborn passes away leaving his estate to his son Harry and ignored employee Max Dillon gets supercharged as the villainous Electro.
I do not think the film had too many villains. In my opinion, it made the film far more interesting and entertaining. They introduced several other Spider-Man characters like Alistair Smythe, Felicia Hardy, and Mr. Fiers. I’m curious to see how these will work out in the sequel.
My only thing was the back and forth between Peter and Gwen. Are they together or not? I wish they’d make up their minds. However, their acting was far superior to Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, so it allowed them to carry the film through these flaws.
I say, “Ignore the critics (as usual) and go see this film.” It is superior and is a love letter to fans and to everyone folks who just like the franchise.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Foul language, action violemce
- Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man / Peter Parker
- Max Charles as Young Peter Parker
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
- Jamie Foxx as Electro / Max Dillon
- Dane DeHaan as Green Goblin / Harry Osborn
- Colm Feore as Donald Menken
- Chris Cooper as Norman Osborne
- Felicity Jones as Felicia Hardy
- Paul Giamatti as Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich
- Sally Field as Aunt May
- Campbell Scott as Richard Parker
- Embeth Davidtz as Mary Parker
- Marton Csokas as Dr. Ashley Kafka