When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the black widow, to battle a new threat from old history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Samuel L. Jackson,
Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.
Samuel L. Jackson
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. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the 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, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Written by
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Unfortunately, this film is worth neither your time, nor your money.
Despite being a huge Spidey fan throughout middle school and high school, I did not go to this film with very high expectations. I enjoyed the first Amazing Spider-Man, though I didn't think it was nearly as well done as many of the other Marvel-based films. Unfortunately, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 did not even meet my fairly low expectations.
The absolute worst aspect of this movie is the writing. Every single character arc felt extremely unnatural and awkward. I found myself not caring what happened to any of the characters, including Spider-Man. The majority of the lines in this film were extremely awful. I was painfully eager for nearly every scene to be over so that I could gain some respite from the awkwardness and pointless nature of the scenes. The first film was campy, sometimes annoyingly so, but overall, the story was well written. That is not the case with this sequel. The only redeeming aspect is that there are about 2-3 scenes where the jokes are genuinely funny.
Another aspect that was immediately annoying was that the action scenes felt chaotic and hard to follow, especially at the beginning. It seemed like they were all too close; as though someone had zoomed in too far with the camera. I did not notice if this continued throughout the film because I honestly stopped caring about the results of any of the conflicts less than half way through the movie due to the awful story.
Even with low expectations, this film did not even prove to entertain. It was simply difficult to sit through.
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