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Friday, May 2, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Movie Review (2014)
The Good: The visuals and camera work were simply amazing. This film managed to take the web slinging experience up a notch to the point where you really feel like you're attached to Spider-man as he slings through the city or free falls from tall buildings. Audiences will also appreciate the emphasis of SpiderMan's quick, matrix-like, reaction time and thinking under pressure during some pretty suspenseful action scenes. I believe this sequel learned from the mistakes of Spider-Man 3 by not overloading a bunch of enemies all at once. Enemies are handled in a timely manner, which doesn't make the film feel less authentic. Probably one of the most refreshing elements of this movie is how Andrew Garfield highlights the witty, comedic, sarcastic personality of Spiderman. The character brings much more comic relief compared to the previous movie. Lastly, Jamie Foxx did a good job at making his character a formidable enemy to push the film's great fight scenes beyond expectations.
The Bad: Most may agree that the film was a tad bit longer than it probably needed to be. The film tried to development the loving relationship of Peter and Gwen throughout the film (which is important), but in my estimation a few scenes could have been deleted. With so many characters to develop, ironically, there just wasn't enough time to really explore them all. This may be because this film is purely a set up for future films ( Sinister Six ?), but either way, it felt like the "bad guys" just turned bad real fast and in a hurry. (But that's the comic-book world for you)
The Reason: While this film is a definite step up from the previous film, it's just a tiny step below "epic status". I think the greatest appeal to this is movie is that almost anyone can step in and enjoy it without even really knowing the comic lore behind it. For the comic heads, there are plenty of hints for the future films so keep your eyes open. For the non-comic fans, prepare to be visually amazed and entertained with Spiderman's comedic highs and his real life struggling lows. This movie was DEFINITELY worth watching in 3D and/or IMAX 3D. I think that if you end up watching it at home on a regular tv, or on your computer, you'll simply regret it. Go watch it, and enjoy. Also, there's an after credit trailer scene for X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and that's it.
The Rating: 8.5/10