The Amazing Spider-Man 2 released last week and was projected as Sony’s highly anticipated project that will kick further comic book projects like Sinister Six and Venom franchises. While somehow it succeeded in foreshadowing what is to come it failed to concentrate on the actual story.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continued the story of Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy after events of first Amazing Spider-Man movie. Peter and Gwen were dating again in the beginning of the movie and then suddenly Peter breaks off with her as movie proceeds to keep her safe. Well he should have realized that in first place itself. There are massive amount of loop holes in the movie, like how Richard Parker built a massive lap in an abandoned subway station and how come he implanted Peter with the DNA that triggered when the Spider bit him.
Story-wise this movie seems like a teen romance flick than a Superhero movie, I know many would say that Spider-Man is a teen hero so it should be but this one was way over the top. The story is filled with massive amount of cheese. Dialogues and sequences feel too cheesy and during 60% of the movie you feel as if there was no need of 3-D glasses. Movie is balanced by outstanding performances by Andrew Garfield who seems like a living embodiment of Spider-Man, Emma Stone and Dane DeHann as Harry Osborn. Jamie Foxx’s electro is one poorly written villain whose motives and rage don’t seem reasonable at all. The entire movie seems hurried to foreshadow the future events and Harry Osborn turning into Goblin seems too fast and hurried by the time movie ends. A lot of supporting cast is left not utilized at all and is wasted.
Amazing Spider-Man is an easily avoidable movie if you want to save your money otherwise being a Spider-Man fan you’ll like to give it a chance.
Rating 3 out of 5
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