So following the Morphsuit at work on Friday, I thought I would pop to the cinema to see the film itself. I actually enjoyed this even more than the first one. I know Spider-Man is the most popular Marvel super-hero, but he has always been further down my list of my desperation to see the film on opening day. Perhaps because I love it when films are connected, and you can’t get more connected that the Avengers collection…which Spider-Man should be in if it wasn’t for different film companies owning the movie rights.
This second outing for Andrew Garfield sees him battle three villains – Electro, Green Goblin and Rhino. They tried and failed in Spider-Man 3 to squeeze in three villains, yet in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the did it and they did it well. How? Because Spider-Man was only dealing with one at a time, and two were just leading us into what we can expect to come in this new series.
Jamie Foxx is brilliant as Electro and Max, the geek that just wants to be seen, who unfortunately has a nasty accident with faulty wiring and some eels on his birthday. And Dan DeHaan as Harry Osborn and the Green Goblin is also amazing. He reminds me of a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and he plays evil pretty well.
He has also got bak with Gwen Stacy, despite promising her father he would leave her out of it. But, Peter Parker’s relationship with Gwen is perfect. You can’t deny the chemistry between Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. That’s why *SPOILER ALERT* without trying to give too much away, what happens to Gwen is really sad. But, we’ll simply get bored if their relationship is a happy one, and they can’t constantly be having problems because that is just annoying too.
Constantly loosing everyone in your life has got to have a major impact on a guy, pretty hard to stay on the straight and narrow. Yet, he uses it to ensure he is fighting the bad guys.
Now we also have to be excited by the fact that we see, although briefly, the Rhino, and a few other villain outfits, including Otto’s Octopus arms and the Vulture’s wings. Bring on The Amazing Spider-Man 3!
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Ok but not so amazing
This is a dark Spider-Man but Marvel has tried to keep it upbeat, perhaps because Spider-Man is so popular with kids it needs to air on the side of child-friendly.