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.
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
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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On a press tour, Andrew Garfield opened up to his views on the cancelled and controversy of this series. When asked how he felt no longer being Spider-Man he replied: 'Well, nothing, because I was never Spider-Man. Because Spider-Man's a fictional character. He's not real. You know what's funny, to give you the vulnerable answer, I thought I was going to be Spider-Man, you know? I went into it going...ego shit came in. It's like, "Okay, here it is. I'm fucking Spider-Man. I fucking made it." All that shit. I didn't actually make it. I was never Spider-Man. I was the actor that I am. The person that I am. Struggling with trying to match up with something that I'd elevated so high in my mind. Elevated beyond what I could attain, what I could achieve. The great thing is, that's what Peter Parker was doing as well. Peter Parker created this symbol that he couldn't live up to. It was never enough. He never felt enough, and I never felt enough. And I wanted to...not to say that I needed to rescue those films, but I couldn't make them as deep and soulful and...life-giving as I could ever dream. And I'm never gonna be able to do that, with any film. It was especially difficult in that situation because...well, just because. And it was especially important because that character has always meant so much to me...'He also revealed that he consistently pushed on Sony to crossover Spider-Man with the MCU. See more »
The British Union Flag hung from the ceiling before Gwen goes into her interview is upside down. 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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As part of a cross-promotion with Fox, a clip from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was included in the theatrical release of the film, which played during the credits. Said scene was taken out when the film was released to home video. See more »
The German theatrical version plays the German song "Ohne zurück zu sehen" by Tim Bendzko over the end credits. See more »
I wanted to see this movie more than any other for 2014. I got my hopes up and was very excited and then the day came to see it with my girlfriend and I LOVED IT! For me, it had great humor, great acting (especially Andrew Garfield) and a great story. Many disagree though but to be honest I think it mostly gets bad reviews and ratings because it's not a depressing movie that is 100% realistic with a lot of swearing like most of the other TV shows and movies that get the highest ratings. Not much of a chance is given for these fantasy films anymore but they have always been my favorite movies and if I ever do get to make movies when I'm older, you can bet they will be funny, imaginative, action packed and completely awesome for all ages! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for me is one of those movies.
Now, of course I don't think that a movie can be 100% perfect. There are some things I don't like about this film such as how different it was put together compared to the first movie. I personally don't like a sequel with so many changes. It feels like we have to adjust to a new environment too much so we can't continue the story we started. I am surprised it was this different even though it had the same director but the music composer was different, the credits were edited differently, the costume was better but still different. The two new Star Trek movies are examples of two movies that are set up the same way and can tell the story we came to see and that's one of the reason I love them both. The two Johnny English films are examples of two movies that are set up so differently as if the sequel just forgot the first movie. I personally can't continue following a story so well when it's sequel is set up so differently compared to the first.
I also didn't care much for the way some parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 were set up. I believe some parts of the movie could have been in different places but it wasn't much of a problem for me.
Overall, this movie made me smile, laugh and cry. It is the exact kind of movie I can watch again and again and enjoy and I walked out of the cinema on the 17th of April 2014 and smiling.
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