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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 May 2014 (USA)
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When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.

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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. 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 Sony Pictures Entertainment

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

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$202,853,933 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Trivia

With the release of this film and its soundtrack, Danny Elfman and Hans Zimmer have now both composed music for live action Batman and Spider-Man films. Elfman scored Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Spider-Man (2002), and Spider-Man 2 (2004); Zimmer scored Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. See more »

Goofs

In the Times Square fight sequence between Electro and Spider-Man, Electro sends a bolt of electricity to ram Spider-Man into a police vehicle, denting its door. In another scene seconds after this one, Electro sends another bolt towards a crowd on a staircase, and there, in a slow motion sequence, Spider-Man tosses up the same vehicle to block this bolt, but the vehicle is not damaged, with no broken door. See more »

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Richard Parker: 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 »

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References Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) See more »

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Theme From Spider-Man
Written by Bob Harris (as J. Robert Harris) and Paul Francis Webster
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Spider-Man's amazing prowess is as solid as his webs
13 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Whether you have watched previous Spider-Man movies or not, there are tons of potential and spectacular elements where you won't be able to see in Marvel counterparts in this film.

What easily makes me say such a bias statement? The director and the team know how to deliver fantastic and thrilling camera angles to showcase flexible, fast-paced, and detailed web techniques that Spider- Man used when going through oodles of hazardous obstacles to protect citizens in New York while naturally executing chores and roles as an ordinary guy. If that does not live up to your expectations, get ready to giggle at some of the jokes along with mischievous antics.

The super-villain, the blue-neon bodied nerd, Electro, is an electrifying and unique character to be seen. Jamie Foxx does his part as an actor and villain for the first time. The one-on-one battle that involves elemental moves and scientific tactics is the highlight of the movie. Although the plot get vaguely wrapped around between Electro and the Oscorp, it is still interesting to watch the character development.

So what takes 2 stars away from me? It would be the complicated bonds between a young couple, Peter and Gwen, who just can't make up their mind by being hesitant, especially in the middle of the movie. I mean, it is normal for any couples to experience erratic emotions, but the whole romance definitely can be succinct to intensify other aspects.

Despite a number of downsides, I would still strongly recommend this to anyone who is itching to watch a different type of feisty film. Because no movies can offer such a sticky, nifty, and vigorous action like "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Yes, it is as good as the first one, or like others say, it is better.


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