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Andrew Garfield Responds to ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Critics

11 September 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Despite a positive response from many viewers, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was (for others) one of the biggest disappointments of the summer 2014 box office. Reviews for the film were equally divisive (read our Amazing Spider-Man 2 review) – celebrating director Marc Webb’s principle cast and use of blockbuster effects while criticizing the movie’s choppy and underdeveloped storyline. As a result, in a summer where competing superhero movies like Captain America 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Guardians of the Galaxy, all exceeded (or at the very least met) expectations, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had trouble living up to Sony’s “His Greatest Battle Begins” hype – even though the final film still provides an ...

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Andrew Garfield Attributes The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s Faults To Studio Interference

11 September 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looking back in hindsight, it’s fair to say that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t the commercial or indeed critical hit that many had anticipated. Deemed a mish-mash that was too concerned of establishing threads for future films in the series — much like Iron Man 2, actually — Marc Webb’s sequel failed to emulate the success of the other Spider-man 2 when it arrived in theaters earlier this year.

So, what went wrong? Well, although many attributed its faults to an overwhelming amount of material — a stash that caused the running time to balloon past two hours and twenty minutes — the missing factor could be attributed to story elements that remained on the cutting room floor. That’s according to Peter Parker himself, Andrew Garfield, who spoke to The Daily Beast and reflected back on his latest outing in the spandex suit.

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- Michael Briers

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Andrew Garfield Discusses the Flaws of Spider-Man 2 and His Participation in Sinister Six

11 September 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Andrew Garfield has addressed the criticism of Amazing Spider-Man 2 and lays the blame for its failings squarely on the shoulders of Sony. He reveals that the studio had “problems with certain parts of it” and made changes. He also speaks about appearing (maybe) in the Sinister Six.

There’s been a lot of debate over what went wrong with the Amazing Spider-Man 2. Why was it the lowest grossing Spider-Man film ever? Why were the reviews so mediocre? Why have internet fans been so vocal about their criticisms of the film? Andrew Garfield has finally addressed these criticisms.

While at the Toronto Film Festival promoting Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, a real estate drama in which he co-stars with Michael Shannon, Garfield sat down for an interview with the Daily Beast and when Amazing Spider-Man 2 was mentioned, he took the opportunity to give his opinions on the sequel.

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Andrew Garfield on Amazing Spider-Man 2: 'Studio cut out deep stuff'

11 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Andrew Garfield has spoken about the critical response to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

The actor - who has played superhero Peter Parker since the series was rebooted in 2012 - said that the studio cut out scenes that affected the "flow of the story".

Asked by The Daily Beast about the criticism directed at the sequel, he said: "It's interesting. I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it.

"For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it.

"I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it - because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, »

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The Reason Why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Wasn't Better, According To Andrew Garfield

10 September 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As I wrote in my review when the film was published earlier this year, Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a bit of a mess. While there is a good deal to like about it, from just about all the lead performances to some killer action sequences, the whole things was ultimately brought down by inconsistent tones, messy plots, poor structure, and bad character development. I was far from the only person who felt this way, and sections of the internet have been very vocal about the issues. Naturally, this word of mouth found its way back to star Andrew Garfield, but what's really interesting is who he puts the blame on for the final result. With his new film 99 Homes debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, Garfield recently sat down with The Daily Beast for an interview, and when the subject turned to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »

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The Reason Why The Amazing Spider-Man Wasn't Better, According To Andrew Garfield

10 September 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As I wrote in my review when the film was published earlier this year, Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a bit of a mess. While there is a good deal to like about it, from just about all the lead performances to some killer action sequences, the whole things was ultimately brought down by inconsistent tones, messy plots, poor structure, and bad character development. I was far from the only person who felt this way, and sections of the internet have been very vocal about the issues. Naturally, this word of mouth found its way back to star Andrew Garfield, but what's really interesting is who he puts the blame on for the final result. With his new film 99 Homes debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, Garfield recently sat down with The Daily Beast for an interview, and when the subject turned to The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »

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Andrew Garfield Fires Back at 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Critics

10 September 2014 6:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The summer movie season is finally behind us, and, as far as box office receipts go, it was one of the worst in recent memory. Kicking off the season was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which earned $202.8 million domestically and $708 million worldwide, both tallies less than its predecessor The Amazing Spider-Man's domestic ($262 million) and worldwide ($757.9 million) totals.

While doing press for his new drama 99 Homes at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield fired back at critics for their negative response to the film, hinting that studio interference may have lead to the sequel's lackluster box office performance and its bad reaction from many reviewers and fans alike.

"It's interesting. I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it. For me, I read the script »

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Spider-Man Isn't Important To The Sinister Six Movie, Says Andrew Garfield

10 September 2014 5:55 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Andrew Garfield earned the rights to wear Spider-Man.s spandex in Marc Webb.s superhero series, it was the equivalent of a Lotto win for the unabashed Spidey fan. Garfield gushed to the media and to potential audiences that he grew up with Marvel.s sarcastic hero, and that he.d do right by his beloved crime-fighter. Garfield has played Spider-Man in two films to date. He.s expected back for at least one more, 2018.s The Amazing Spider-Man 3, though it.s possible the young actor is beginning to see the writing on the wall. Andrew Garfield was in Toronto to help promote Ramin Bahrani.s 99 Homes, where he stars opposite Michael Shannon in a gripping real-estate drama. But during an interview with The Toronto Sun, he had to field Spidey questions. specifically, would he be part of Drew Goddard.s The Sinister Six movie, which plans to »

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Andrew Garfield Thinks His Involvement Is Unimportant To Sinister Six Movie

9 September 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") is a busy boy, promoting his new movie 99 Homes at the presitigious Toronto International Film Festival. While there, he chatted with the Toronto Sun about the new Sinister Six movie that is in the works. That film is being directed by Drew Goddard, who previously did the horror-comedy Cabin In The Woods. “I know more than I’m allowed to say right now,” Garfield told us. “I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing The Sinister Six movie. And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.” Sinister Six won't arrive in theaters until November 11, 2016, but a the next Amazing Spider-Man film won't arrive until 2018. Geez, I don't even know if I'll be alive by then. Marc Webb didn't exactly leave the franchise in great shape. Hopefully they use the extra »

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Stage Door: 'As One' by Kimberly Reed

9 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here to discuss the latest excursion to the live stage.

It can be easy to bemoan the fate that befalls many female filmmakers. Lord knows I have often found myself lamenting the post breakthrough careers of the likes of Patty Jenkins, Courtney Hunt and others. Those filmmakers for whom a great early work somehow doesn’t permit them the same carte blanche movie projects as male directors like, for example, Marc Webb who got The Amazing Spider-Man off the back of a slight, but popular romantic comedy whereas Kimberly Peirce won her star an Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry and yet it took nine years for a follow-up. Still, as frustrating as it must be to them and to moviegoers when (I assume) financing doesn’t come to them quite as quickly or as robustly as it might another, we thankfully live in a society that doesn’t »

- Glenn Dunks

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Wishlist: Tell Us What You Want From The Amazing Spider-man 3

5 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After a pretty tepid response to their Amazing Spider-Man sequel, Sony have pushed the third film back to an undisclosed date in 2018 to consider their options and focus on spin-off movies instead. Although this news led many to believe that we must be in for another reboot, word is that although the studio plan to "freshen the brand", no major overhaul is on the cards. We know that Marc Webb is still expected to direct, and Andrew Garfield is under contract to return as Peter Parker -- short of that, everything is pretty much up in the air. Now obviously 2018 is a long time away, and who knows how Sony's Spidey-verse will be looking after the likes of The Sinister Six and Venom movies; but we want to know what you'd like to see from The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Which new heroes and villains (if any), who you'd like to »

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Film Review: 'They Came Together'

4 September 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆The quest for a new take on the romantic comedy has been a vague Hollywood inclination since Marc Webb's (500) Days of Summer (2009) 'reinvented' the genre by daring to implant a male character in the leading role. David Wain's Sundance offering They Came Together (2014) exhibits an enthusiasm for the task in this spoof of the genre that's saturated so heavily in self-parody that it literally eats itself alive. Wain's foray into rom-com cannibalism sees leading actors Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd (the new Ant-Man) stampede through a lexicon of the genre's clichés before wildly throwing them back in our faces shrieking, "You didn't see that coming, did you?" Unfortunately, for the most part we did.

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Blu-ray Review – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

3 September 2014 11:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2014.

Directed by Marc Webb.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, B.J. Novak, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, Chris Zylka and Denis Leary.

Synopsis:

When atrocities threaten New York, Spider-Man must protect the citizens of New York and his loved ones before New York’s heart befalls into tragedy.

Despite helping to change the face of the superhero movie in 21st century Hollywood, the Spider-Man franchise died before our very eyes, delighting and enthralling before crashing and burning. The best intentions of director Sam Raimi notwithstanding, Spider-Man 3 failed, even if it was the franchises’ highest grosser. While many blamed the excess of villains and characters, which led to a horribly disjointed script, it was the studio’s insistence on things (namely Venom) that ultimately derailed our friendly neighbourhood Spidey. Now, 10 years since Spider-Man 2 »

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray Review

3 September 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In a summer packed to the gills with superhero blockbusters, one that landed with less grace than a rampaging man in a rhino suit was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Critics tore into the flick, deriding it for a muddled story, inconsistent character development and, most pressingly, too many damn villains.

And you know what? All of those complaints are reasonable. The movie isn’t perfect – it definitely isn’t amazing. However, after watching it, I have to say, all the Spidey hate seems a little bit overkill. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t up there with The Dark Knight as one of the great superhero sequels, but it’s also not trying to be. This installment is all about setting up the Spider-Man universe for future adventures and setting Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) on a path towards becoming the hero he’s destined to be. And in that respect, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 Gets An Honest Trailer & An Everything Wrong With Video

2 September 2014 2:56 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the uncertain status of The Amazing Spider-Man 3, it looks like Screen Junkies & CinemaSins decided to tackle Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a little earlier than they normally would. While it grossed $708 million at the box office and is currently the 5th highest grossing film of the year, it was considered a disappointment when compared to past Spider-Man films and was also less than favorably received by fans and critics alike. The film's performance has seemingly left Sony's entire Spider-Man franchise in flux. Their focus now looks to have shifted from Spider-Man over to a Sinister Six film, a female Spidey character (Black Cat?) film, and a Venom/Carnage film. As a lifelong Spider-Man fan, it is certainly a disappointment to say the least. You can enjoy both the Honest Trailer, done by CinemaSins, and the Everything Wrong With video, done by Screen Junkies, below!  We’ve »

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DVD Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

1 September 2014 1:01 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆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.

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Competition: Win 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

31 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

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.

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Win ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ On Blu-Ray!

30 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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?

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- Dan Bullock

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray Review

29 August 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Marc Webb

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx, Colm Feore, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Embeth Davidtz, Campbell Scott, Marton Csokas.

Running Time: 142 minutes

Certificate: 12

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, »

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Negative Amazing Spider-Man reviews 'have not hurt Marvel Comics'

29 August 2014 3:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel Comics has insisted that the poor reception of recent Spider-Man films has not hurt its sales.

Senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort has said that comic sales have not been impacted by Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 3 or the Amazing Spider-Man films.

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."

The Amazing Spider-Man was criticised for rebooting the franchise so soon after Sam Raimi's trilogy. Marc Webb's second instalment was critically panned.

Watch the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below: »

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