Title: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Running Time: 142 min
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Sally Fields
Our friendly neighborhood spider swings on the big screen for a second time since he got rebooted, and does not everything, but a lot of things right. Especially the action!
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" was made for 3D, or even the other way round, because hardly ever have i seen a movie which made me happy to have spend the extra couple of bucks as much as this one. The action sequences are simply (let's use the obvious adjective) amazing and its more than a pleasure watching Spidey's skill set unfold in such an awe-inspiring way. Also Andrew Garfield is back again and really gets it right: His witty and clever portrayal of the web slinger is more faithful to the comics than Tobey Maguire's incarnation was, and gives us a lot of well-placed laughs. His chemistry with Emma Stone is so good, that you have the feeling you are watching a real life couple and the more emotional sequences don't feel forced at all.
The only problems with the movie probably lie in the script as it tries to cover too much story all at once. Next to the relationship to Gwen Stacy, Peter has to cope with some events of the previous movie, and at the same time is still on the quest to find out the truth about his fathers past. Then there is the introduction of the villain electro (nicely portrayed by Jamie Foxx), as well as the one of Harry Osborn who himself has some "daddy issues" and is the heir to the shady company known as Oscorp. All of these are cool and interesting plot points, but feel like they either come up short or are resolved a bit to quickly, and on top of it all, the movie already sets up story-lines for the next one.
Nonetheless, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is a great time and worth watching in theaters! If they keep improving like they did here, we can be excited for the third installment.
Oh, and of course there is an after credit scene.... I mean, come on... it's Marvel.
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The Amazing Spider-Man
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An check out my friend's review over at B.A.'s Screentest for a second opinion!