THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014) – My rating: 8/10

TheAmazingSpiderman2I wasn’t thrilled when they started making my beloved Spiderman movies with someone other than Toby MaGuire.  Not being into the comic book scene, I was very surprised and confused when they remade Spiderman instead of continuing where the last Spiderman movie left off. This surprise sort of clouded my judgement towards the new Spider-man series making me very unhappy with the new film.  I’ve since had time to adjust and see the errs of my ways.   Little did I know Spiderman is a trilogy.   I went into the Spider-Man 2 movie with great expectations.  I knew a lot of fans were not too excited about the movie after seeing it but I forged on with my new attitude anyway.  Oddly, I don’t agree with the fans who didn’t think  much of Spider-Man 2.  I think it was fantastic.  It was more true to the comic book story (which I read up on) and it had lots of action and endless special effects.  Hollywood threw everything at Peter Parker, including the kitchen sink.  I like the added original comic book character of Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone and I love Sally Field as Aunt May.  I even like Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-Man.  TAMN2 had all the usual bells and whistles; villains like Harry Osborn/The Green Goblin played by Dane Dehaan, who wants Spiderman dead, the unresolved death of Peter Parker’s parents, Oscorp powers that be cover-ups and always a new and different super-villain struggling for power.   In this case, Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Eletro was quite convincing as an invisible person who finally gets noticed, albeit in a bad way.  I couldn’t see anything not to like, as this movie wasn’t any different than other Spider-Man movies.  Lots of destruction, action, romance and special effects.  There’s so much going on in this movie, you won’t have time to be bored or uninterested.  Some say Peter Parker’s relationship with Gwen Stacy is corny and cheesy but I disagree.  I guess it’s a personal call — you’ll have to decide for yourself.  TASM2 is worth seeing on the big screen and runs 2 hours and 22 minutes.  I found the movie very entertaining.

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2 responses to “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (2014) – My rating: 8/10

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