Amazing Spider Man 2 Review
After the release of the first Amazing Spider Man, Sony had to make a movie in order to keep the rights to his franchise, and not let them go to Marvel. This movie was promised to be “Spider Man’s greatest battle.” This movie was promised to have electro, the Rhino, and the Green Goblin.
This movie was also promised to have a more comical and heartfelt portrayal of the characters. This movies plot involves Spiderman talking about his relationship with Gwen, the promise he made to her father at the end of the first movie. It also deals with Max Dillon some person with no friends or family who becomes electro after an accident.
The CGI in this movie is so good, that the trailers don’t do it justice, the imagery is so good on electro and every scene where Spiderman swings through the city is so well executed. The music is also very good, and every scene where electro is in the movie I feel like something is going to happen. Hans Zimmer really tried something different with this movie, and it works.
Andrew Garfield as Spiderman works better here then it does in the first amazing Spiderman, with his more comedic, approach on the character as a whole. His Peter Parker still needs some fine tuning though as he struggles to keep a good performance in scenes where he talks to aunt may, or is hanging around Gwen, but it is an improvement from the last movie.
What I didn’t like though is how the movie has lots of cut content which would have made the movie better, like how Mary Jane was supposed to show up and have a minor role. Or the “Isn’t that the question of the day scene” it would have had more significance when the Green Goblin does something later. Also the after credits scene would have the Venom Symbiote show up, to set up Spidermans black suit and Venom for later movies. The overuse of CGI in this movie could seem like a bad thing but really it’s enhances your viewpoint.
This movie I think overdoses on comedy in the first 15 minutes of the when the Rhino is around, and the Rhino is in the movie at the beginning, then dropped, then fought again at the end of the movie, and I have to ask, is it necessary?
Electro is the most disappointing villain of the year right now, he had so much potential and it was just thrown away by just piecing together a couple of scenes to make a backstory for our villain
This movie didn’t disappoint fans and really made people happy, even if it wasn’t what we expected. If I wasn’t a Spiderman fan it would be a 3.5 out of 5, but since I am it’s a 4.5 out of 5 a MUST WATCH for fans of the franchise.