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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When this Sony (Columbia) film was shown in theaters, a mid-credits teaser for Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), produced by 20th Century Fox, was included. Director Marc Webb violated a contract with Fox to make a film for them after The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) in order to return to Sony for this franchise; thus Sony had to agree to promote Fox's X-Men movie for free. The scene, which was not included in the video release, is unusual for a mid-credits teaser, in that it is actual footage from the film it is promoting (the scene in Vietnam with Stryker/Mystique). See more »
When Harry and Peter skip stones while rekindling their friendship, the stones bounce across the water, however, there are no ripple effects. 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 »
Being not a fan of the spiderman movies - for me aimed at at kids and teenagers of which i am not - I found this movie to be a bit of an unexpected treat.
Viewed it last night at a 3d preview in edinburgh and what i worried might be a bum numbing 2 and a half hours actually flew by.
Don't want to give any spoilers or ruin any story but the whole pace of this film is much tighter than previous efforts and the tone can be quite dark at times. There is of course love interest but this added to the story and I actually bought into it and found myself caring for the characters, no mean feat for a cynic like me. Thankfully it didn't come across all teen/twilighty which seems to be the norm these days.
The villains are very good, Dane DeHaan in particular is exceptional (is it me or does he remind you of a young Leo di Caprio?) and gives a fantastically unnerving performance - big things beckon for him no mistake.
If you liked the previous Spiderman movies you'll still love this, If you didn't put any misgivings aside and give it a whirl (as i did). Either way definitely go and see this film, words I never thought I'd utter about a Spiderman movie. You Won't be disappointed.
As I said - no plot details and no spoilers, just an honest opinion of my film experience.
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