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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

 -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  2 May 2014 (USA)
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Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting his life.

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We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict 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 his greatest battle is about to begin. 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. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen... Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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His greatest battle begins. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$91,608,337 (USA) (2 May 2014)

Gross:

$202,084,843 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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Trivia

Green Goblin is actually never called Green Goblin. Electro calls him self electro after the times square scene, and rhino isn't called rhino until the end of the film where Paul Giamatti calls himself the rhino. See more »

Goofs

After Peter listens to his ear buds while lying on his bed, he sees his father's briefcase in his closet. When he gets up, one of his ear buds falls out, but the next shot when he's walking to the closet door, both ear buds are secured in his ears. See more »

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Harry Osborn: PETER... When you said Spider-man said no, you meant YOU SAID NO!
Peter Parker: Harry... What did you do?
Harry Osborn: What you made me do. You were my friend and you BETRAYED ME!
Peter Parker: No! I was trying to protect you!
Harry Osborn: Look at me!
Peter Parker: Hey, this is gonna be okay, it's gonna be alright...
Harry Osborn: You don't give people hope... You take it away?
Peter Parker: No... Harry...
Harry Osborn: I'm gonna take away yours!
Peter Parker: NO! Gwen run!
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Featured in Film 2014: Episode dated 5 March 2014 (2014) See more »

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Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314
Written by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by Strauss Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Ondrej Lenard (as Ondrej Lenárd)
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Too much, too unbalanced and a waste of talent
25 April 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I can't say I went in to the theater with high hopes. I did enjoy the first installment of this unnecessary reboot, almost anything seemed like a step up from "Spiderman 3", and Garfield felt way more natural than Maguire, and Emma Stone is always welcome. But after seeing the first trailer I thought it seemed like a total mess, and I wasn't convinced by Electro one bit. Unfortunately I was spot on, I hoped to at least get an enjoyable time at the cinema with my friends, but ended up feeling quite uncomfortable and laughing throughout most of the film.

Garfield and Stone has their chemistry and does their best with the incredibly thin script and cheesy one-liners, but their potential quite beautiful scenes together gets lost in the over-full and messy plot. I can't buy an emotional scene that is interrupted by heavy dub-step and a blue electric guy.

Oh Jamie Foxx, how did you go from Django to this? Before he goes all CGI-Electro he tries to play the nerdy unseen scientist (with a worse comb-over than Christian Bale's 'Hustle'-look). As Electro it's hard to say how much is his fault, and what can be blamed on the rest, I'd go with the rest. You don't sympathize with him nor do you believe how fast he becomes this super-villain.

Everything that Dane DeHaan did so well in "Chronicle" just feels unnatural and (maybe not misplaced, but wrong) here. And his character development is way too rushed and quite unnecessary for this film, it just becomes another sub-plot standing in the way of what really matters.

Sally Field does good work as Aunt May, but leaves no lasting mark. Paul Giamatti's Russian criminal is just in the way and only gives a couple of dreadful and laughable scenes. And then there's the mad German scientist named Kafka and I rest my case.

The action and visuals isn't bad, but still doesn't make up for the low "trying to be Marvel"-comedy and horrific soundtrack, a soundtrack that almost itself destroys the film throughout the exhausting 142 minutes. And sometimes it feels like the movie is taking us as an audience to be stupid, with pointers to what is going to happen. I would like to say that you might enjoy it if you just try and see it for what it is, but it's hard, but hopefully possible! It had an interesting start, with a glimpse inside the past and Peter's parents, but it's left underdeveloped, as is almost everything else, to make room for all its action and villains.

It's amazing how the difference between two big-budget superhero-movies can be so huge, if you put this against "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", a great and, opposed to this one, original film.

Oh how I wish that Marc Webb could have continued with a "(500) Days of Summer"-esque movie instead, he could keep the sub-plots starring Garfield, Stone and DeHaan, and it could very well be a great film, and probably not such a waste of talent.


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