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.
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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In the film, Peter remarks what J. Jonah Jameson pays him is fair...for 1961. That was the year before Amazing Fantasy #15 (the comic issue that first introduced Spider-Man) was released. See more »
As Gwen goes outside the restaurant to speak with Peter, she ties her jacket closed. When she walks back into the restaurant, her coat is untied and open. 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 »
Superheroes are heroic because they feel a moral obligation to help the average Joe. Not this Spider-Man. All the characters struggle against the system that has perpetuated falsehoods. The main characteristic of the film is the gloomy atmosphere, emphasizing the desolate hopelessness. The cinematography is stark and bare, with only the soundtrack adding some effect. The acting is very effective. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them. But it's a two-hour pile of destructive self-obsession.
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