The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Director: Marc Webb

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Marc Webb’s sequel to 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man is another mostly forgettable installment in the Spider-Man universe in my view. The tone just seems strange and off-putting. Andrew Garfield returns with his blend of pop-punk/Gap model interpretation of Spider-Man. He ends his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) over guilt regarding a promise made to her late father, though their relationship remains in limbo throughout most of the film. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) inherits his father’s company, Osborn Industries, but partly stemming from a disease, he soon transforms himself into the Green Goblin. Meanwhile, a lower-level engineer and outsider/loner named Max (Jaime Foxx) is rescued by Spider-Man. He then falls into a vat of electric eels and he transforms into a blue-hued ball of electricity known as Electro. Naturally, Spider-Man battles both villains, and in the end he also battles the Rhino (Paul Giamatti).

There are plenty of other star cameos here, from Chris Cooper to Felicity Jones, as well as Sally Field. There are also some high-profile deaths in the film, as well, and a series of awkward silly montages, and thankfully any continuation of this Spider-Man series was canceled before it could drag on too much further.

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