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1,015 Ratings

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Directed by Marc Webb
United States, 2014
Action, Adventure


Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Directed by Marc Webb
The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s darker aspects, such as Gwen’s fate or Max’s certifiable mental-illness-cum-transformation into Electro, suggest Webb as a filmmaker willing, but dissatisfied, to toe the franchise line. These inclinations explain not only his adept play with canted angles throughout, but also his decision to shoot his follow-up on film, rather than the now industry-standard digital.
August 16, 2014
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Let’s hear it for Andrew Garfield, with his shy smile and the hint of a quiver in his voice. Let’s hear it for Emma Stone, with her air of delight in everything tempered by those moments when her eyes flash, making clear that she’s no-one’s little princess. Let’s hear it, above all, for the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, who’ve made exuberance their watchword in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and bring more of the same to this Spider-Man sequel…
May 12, 2014
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The problem isn’t that all these elements are so unoriginal; it’s that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rehashes them with so little verve, clarity or inspiration. The film is somehow both rushed and tedious. It takes forever for Electro to emerge, and forever for anything interesting to happen between him and Spider-Man. When they do face off, the action is fast, shrill and incoherent — more F/X demo reel than actual movie.
May 01, 2014
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