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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

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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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Marc Webb

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Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Emma Stone ... Gwen Stacy
Jamie Foxx ... Electro / Max Dillon
Dane DeHaan ... Green Goblin / Harry Osborn
Colm Feore ... Donald Menken
Felicity Jones ... Felicia
Paul Giamatti ... Aleksei Sytsevich
Sally Field ... Aunt May
Embeth Davidtz ... Mary Parker
Campbell Scott ... Richard Parker
Marton Csokas ... Dr. Ashley Kafka
Louis Cancelmi ... Man in Black Suit
Max Charles ... Young Peter Parker
B.J. Novak ... Alistair Smythe
Sarah Gadon ... Kari
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Storyline

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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His greatest battle begins. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

London Calling See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,608,337, 4 May 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$202,853,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$708,982,323
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The beginning and end sequences were filmed on [and around] Main Street [West and East] in Rochester, NY. It should be noted that Andrew Garfield was not in Rochester. It is also likely that Paul Giamatti was not in Rochester either. Also, many Rochester buildings are featured throughout the film during Spider-Man's web swinging! See more »

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During Gwen's speech when she says, "I know we all think that we're immortal,", there are two boats in the background. However, in the next shot of her a few seconds later, the boats are missing. 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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Not perfect, but doesn't deserve the sheer amount of hatred
15 August 2014 | by jakeanderson1206See all my reviews

Alright, I know I'm not the populist opinion here, so I'll go ahead and say what I think and try to articulate why I think this movie is probably the best Spider-man movie to date.

First off, I don't like the Raimi films, I tried my absolute best to tolerate the ridiculous cheese, underacting (McGuire and Dunst) and overacting (Pretty much everyone else) the hoaky writing, the plot holes, the weird character motivations, but I couldn't. I feel that everyone who compares the new Amazing flicks to the Raimi trilogy misses the point of a reboot, its not supposed to be like the old movies, that's the idea.

First off, its undeniable that Garfield far outshines McGuire as an actor, and as Spider-man. Not only that, but even without the comparison, he manages to play a likable and natural High-Schooler (Despite the fact that he looks like he's in college) Emma Stone, well, she almost makes the movie. Marc Webb can definitely write chemistry between characters well, and with Gwen and Peter, it really shines. I genuinely cared about the romance in both movies, which I could not say for the old films.

The other actors are all solid, Jamie Foxx is a great actor, and while his part is not original, it is entertaining and well acted. Props also to Dane Dehaan, who is a great actor and a fantastic Harry Osbourne.

Is this movie the mess of a plot everyone says it is? Not really. I was never confused or befuddled by the absurdity of the plot or situation at hand. However, the only thing I can honestly fault on the film can be Sony's marketing. Putting the Rhino in the trailers was idiotic considering he's in two scenes, and yes, the film feels like its fulfilling a quota of things to do with its plot, but here's the catch: its entertaining. The characters are fun to watch, the story keeps true to the Ultimate Spiderman mythos, and it genuinely makes you care for everyone you are supposed to care for. This, in my opinion is the best Spiderman movie we've had, its enjoyable, exciting, heartfelt, and a very well-written film, but Sony's meddling is very evident.


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