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.
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
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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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For the scene where Peter tries to change out of his Spidey costume before Aunt May enters, the shot where the boot hits the remote control (unlocking the door) was attempted several times but never worked out right. As a result, the crew decided to do it digitally. See more »
When Peter and Harry talk by the river, Peter puts one hand on the railing and one on the bars underneath. In the next shot, both his hands are on the railing. See more »
People will say I am a monster for what I've done. And maybe they're right. I'd always thought that I'd have more time.
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During the end credits, several schematics can be seen of the Rhino suit, the Green Goblin glider, the metallic Vulture wings, the mechanical Doctor Octopus tentacles, and other obscure weapons. See more »
Having watched the last Spiderman Trilogy slowly spiral into barely above a B-Movie, I was worried that the reboot may follow it's path. Besides that, we all know that historically Marvel movies weren't as good; although Disney has done wonders to overcoming that stigma. I'm happy to say that I was not only pleasantly proved wrong, but I left with a sense of readiness for the next installment! Anyone that knows the older canon for Spiderman knows that Stone's role is pivotal, and I won't say more than that. Even though I was expecting most of what happened, it was fun to watch it all unfold, and it was great to see certain images in the background of future villains. Keep your eyes peeled for fun gadgets, people! The story moved expertly, the acting was on par, and the filmography was all done very well. Stone and Garfield kept the awkward teen chemistry going, which is exactly what I liked so much about the two of them in the first one.
I'm honestly having a hard time saying much about this movie without giving anything away, so I'll simply say this was a great moment in single-hero Marvel Movies.
All of that being said, there are always some cons to go with the pros. There were parts of the movie that felt slower than they had to be, not because I was being told any great point of story; it actually felt more like filler to me. I feel like the role of Osborn/Goblin should have been more significant than it was, and I hope the lack of gravity for this character means we'll see A LOT more of him down the road (this was hinted at, but again ... trying to avoid spoilers). Finally, I really feel like I need to know more about his parents. Not really for the plot of this film, but just based on how interesting and tangled (pardon the web pun) the back story could get.
Losing two points might seem harsh for a bit of slow story and the less-than-there Goblin role, but I stand by my 8/10. It may be a personal bias, but the Goblin was one of my favorite villains and, in my opinion, one of the more important. Being both an enemy and a friend
a frenemy, if you will - makes me feel like we missed a lot that
could have been.
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