★★☆☆☆That (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb's first instalment in this Marvel franchise reboot, 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, failed to live up to its presumptive title was something of a disappointment, as a refreshing take on the web-slinger was much needed after the bloated mess that was Sam Raimi's previous trilogy closer, Spider-Man 3 (2007). Returning to directing duties for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Webb - aided by screenwriters Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Jeff Pinkner - clearly goes for the taken sequel analogy that bigger means better, yet his (and Marvel Studios') drive to piece this sequel together with a larger ensuing collage ultimately proves to be its unfortunate undoing.
- CineVue UK
Director Marc Webb's epic retelling of the Peter Parker/Spider-Man story continues when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) swings into stores and online this coming Monday (1 September). Starring British actor Andrew Garfield as Spidey, Emma Stone as love interest Gwen Stacy and introducing new villains Electro (Jamie Foxx), Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and The Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), our hero really has his work cut out this time. To celebrate the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) this Monday, we have Three DVD copies of the superhero sequel to give away. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Marc Webb’s epic telling of the Spider-Man story continues when The Amazing Spider-man 2 swings onto Blu-ray and DVD this September 1st and to celebrate we’ve got 3 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away!
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprise their iconic roles as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who face their most dangerous adversaries yet. In The Amazing Spider-man 2, Peter Parker finds there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing his role as New York City’s hero and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Spider-Man faces his greatest battle yet.
To be in with a chance of winning simply watch the above trailer and answer the following question. Which famous city does Spider-Man call home?
- Dan Bullock
Director: Marc Webb
Running Time: 142 minutes
Extras: Making Of, Deleted Scenes, Commentary, Music Video
The reboot nobody particularly wanted spreads its wings into new territory. Having that awkward backstory out of the way means that The Amazing Spider-man 2 can become its own beast. With that in mind, it’s clear to see that this film had absolutely no idea of what it wanted to do. This is The Amazing Spider-man 2’s greatest problem, it is all over the place in terms of tone and plot points. We start off with an interesting sequence set aboard a plane. The scene gives us some more backstory into Peter Parker’s parents’ disappearance. Hitting hard along the lines of spy espionage thrillers or terrorist centred action films of the 90s, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
He also added that the films' perceived lack of success was relative.
"No, the performance of the films hasn't had any negative effect on the sales of the comics," Brevoort wrote on his Tumblr Formspring.
"And apart from that, all of those films did business - just not as much business as the folks making them might have liked in some cases."
Watch the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below: »
Marc Webb’s epic telling of the Spider-Man story continues when The Amazing Spider-man 2 swings onto Blu-ray and DVD this September 1st and to celebrate we’ve got 5 copies of the Blu-ray to give-away!
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is available on Digital HD now and on Blu-ray & DVD on 1st Sept and you can buy your copy here. »
The summer of 2014 has been a fascinating season for the comic book genre as a whole, but it.s even more interesting when you notice that in the past few months we.ve seen three very distinct looks into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. More than just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which brought us James Gunn.s Guardians of the Galaxy, this broader spectrum also includes the likes of both the X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man, which all come off the pages of Marvel Comics and just happen to be divided on the big screen by different studios holding the rights to separate and distinct groups of characters. To say that it.s been a bit of a mixed bag would be a slight understatement, as it.s been a season of both disappointments and surprises. Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to the Andrew Garfield-led reboot »
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp... The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be directed by Marc Webb »
Remember way back in 2010, when Donald Glover campaigned to land an audition for the lead role in Marc Webb’s 2012 Spider-Man reboot? Turns out Glover will finally get a chance to be behind the webs, albeit in a slightly different way than imagined back then.
USA Today reports that the actor and rapper will be voicing the Miles Morales version of Spider-Man in this season of Disney Xd’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, subtitled Web Warriors. For the uninitiated, Morales, a half-black, half-Latino teenager, has been the Spider-Man of the Ultimate universe for three years now—since the ‘Ultimate’ version »
- Joshua Rivera
Last night, amidst the butts and the Feminism and the important message from Miley Cyrus, the VMAs bestowed its latest award for Best Direction to Daniels, aka Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, for helming the Lil Jon and DJ Snake music video for “Turn Down For What.” You didn’t miss that part of the show, because this category isn’t millennial-friendly enough for the telecast (nor was the one given to Oscar-nominated art director Anastasia Masaro), but somewhere in the night there were some Moonman statues given to a duo that might just be the franchise film directors of the future. In winning the award, Kwan and Scheinert follow in the footsteps of such notable directors as David Fincher (The Social Network), Spike Jonze (Her), Adam Yauch (Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!), Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), Tarsem Singh (Mirror Mirror), Jake Scott (Welcome to the Rileys), Samuel Bayer (Nightmare on Elm Street), Steve Barron (the »
- Christopher Campbell
Recently, The Amazing Spider-man 2 hit our shelves on Blu-ray and on the bonus disc associated with it are a series of extras, some of which are interviews with director Marc Webb which really sets in motions what we might expect for the sequels to the film. Specifically, what or who we may see in The Amazing Spider-man 3 and Sinister Six.
First of all is the case of Norman Osborn, who was presumed dead in the events in ASM2 due to a fatal degenerative disease.
“[Our] special project is where we’re setting up the Sinister Six and all the different, crazy technology from Oscorp has been developed sort of off the grid and this is our cryogenic, obviously this will only be seen after the movie, but this is our cryogenic headcase so we can bring him back for the sequel”
Well, it’s nice to know they’re »
- Matthew Ceo
Marc Webb has been discussing plans for the forthcoming Sinister Six movie, with a special section of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 blu-ray dedicated to what we can expect going forward. “Here’s the real story,” says Webb, calling back to the first film’s post-credits scene. “At the end of the first movie, there was some lightning with the man in the shadows … there was an idea that maybe this would be the Electro character, but, again, we shot it and it kind of emerged into some other situation.” “The man in the hat is now, we think of...
- George Wales
Last week, we reported that the Target exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 includes confirmation from director Marc Webb that the end credits stinger includes The Sinister Six villains Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio, although the filmmaker later admitted that he isn't even sure if they will appear in the spin-off. However, given Sony's recent announcement that The Sinister Six will hit theaters in 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been moved to 2018, some believe that these special features are already outdated.
Among the details Marc Webb revealed in last week's video include a deleted scene where The Gentleman a.k.a. Gustav Fiers (Michael Massee) approaches the cryogenically frozen head of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), which paves the way for the OsCorp founder to return for "the next movie," which we believe he meant The Amazing Spider-Man 3. We now know that "the next movie" will be The Sinister Six, »
The Amazing Spider-Man franchise is a bit all over the place right now. There was the Amazing Spider-Man 3 release date shuffle, Sinister Six landing in the November 11, 2016 slot and all this talk about the Venom Carnage movie, too. On top of that, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn’t really do the best job of teasing what’s to come - but perhaps that's just because they didn't even know which movie would actually hit theaters next. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just arrived on DVD and Blu-ray a few days ago and even though I haven’t had the opportunity to plow through the bonus features myself, many have and they’re sharing what Marc Webb said about building the mythology to prepare for Sinister Six and future films. Hit the jump to check it out. Warning: There are Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2 spoilers in this article. A »
- Perri Nemiroff
Does Sony have a plan for the Spider-Man film series? Of course they do! Well, actually… maybe? Any film series “plan” must involve an evolving set of decisions, but in the case of Spider-Man some of those decisions seem to contradict one another. The throughline of the two new films so far has involved Peter Parker’s […]
- Russ Fischer
During the end credits for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, fans could use the Shazam app, which revealed a series of images teasing the villainous lineup for the upcoming Sinister Six movie. The images are believed to represent Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Rhino, Vulture, Kraven the Hunter and Mysterio. We also showed you a TV spot for the Target-exclusive Blu-ray release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which includes a bonus disc that teases The Sinister Six. A video from that bonus disc has hit the web, where Marc Webb confirms Kraven and Mysterio are a part of The Sinister Six line-up.
Take a look at this video from YouTube user Amazing Spider Man, then read on for more details.
When the images were first revealed, some thought that the mask actually belonged to Chameleon, but that was debunked shortly thereafter. However, we reported in April, soon after the images debuted, that »
Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a blockbuster cloaked in mystery. And too many of the questions posed by fans remained unanswered when the final credits rolled. In fact, the final credits contained more mysteries, which we thought were setting up more answers. Sadly, all we have are more questions. But, with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-ray and DVD, the filmmaker and his team Finally can begin sharing some answers, via commentary tracks, deleted scenes and featurettes, many of which have been leaking online over the past few days. We saw new footage with Dane DeHaan.s Harry Osborn. We saw an extended scene with Peter Parker.s thought-dead father, Richard Parker. And we saw hints at the Sinister Six. The following video, posted by YouTube user Amazing Spider Man slapped together features from the new DVD, along with fantastic commentary from Marc Webb »
Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...
Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.
Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...
What’s definitely happening
A few months ago, »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Sony - Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Director: Marc Webb Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper. Full cast + crew The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is certainly the biggest punching bag of this year's superhero movies. It's silly, it's simple and it's glossy. And while I'd never argue that it's better than Captain America 2 or even X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's an acceptable, occasionally exceptional, overall enjoyable comic book movie that isn't afraid to be absurd. There's a reason younger crowds will embrace this more than adults, because it is indeed that much closer to a Saturday-morning-cartoon vibe, but for the grown-ups out there, there...
- Peter Hall
Director: Michael Dowse
Running time: 102 minutes
Synopsis: When Wallace (Radcliffe) meets Chantry (Kazan) at a party, they decide to be ‘just friends’. However, with their relatives and co-workers doubting whether that ever works between a man and woman, the pair do whatever they can to prove them wrong.
To me, Daniel Radcliffe will forever be Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived. However, with the years passing since his last brush with a wand and cloak, he’s starting to branch out and cement his star alongside his real name, not his infamous alter-ego. What If (originally titled The F Word), a romantic comedy focusing on exactly that question – what if he kisses Zoe Kazan? Will the world end? – certifies Radcliffe as a solid comedic actor, showing that he can dabble in humour and it isn’t awkward or wooden. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
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