The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Jay and Ron at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Screening

Jay and Ron at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Screening

After having just one villain in the first Spider-Man movie, director Mark Web has three super villains in the action-adventure, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. On the way to his high school graduation, teenager Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) takes out a couple bad guys and still makes it in time to kiss his girlfriend, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) who had just given a graduation speech. This is the first of several semi-romantic moments in this action movie. Spider-Man’s life gets busy when an electrical engineer named Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is electrocuted and falls into a water containment unit. (Did I mention he is also bitten by electric eels for a little overkill?) Somehow he survived, and his body is blue, full of energy, and he becomes the newest villain named Electro. In the meantime, Peter’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane Dehaan) asks Spider-Man for help with a disease that is affecting him and was passed down from his father. Of course, Harry has inherited his father’s illness and equipment, which turns him into Spicer-Man’s oldest archenemy, the Green Goblin. As if Spidey doesn’t have enough trouble, in the final scenes, he meets a future villain named Aleksei Sytsevich AKA Rhino (Paul Giamatti) who is wearing an armored robot suit that yes, looks like a rhinoceros. Overall this film is entertaining, but it suffers from too much of everything. First, there are too many subplots. We have the mystery of Peter Parker’s disappearing parents and the mystery of how Electro came into being. Next, there’s Harry Osborn’s illness. Worst of all, there is too much romance between Peter and Gwen. The romance scenes slowed the movie and could have easily been cut in half. At two hours and 23 minutes this is the longest Spider-Man film. Finally, there are too many villains. I could understand having three villains if the story needed to be padded – but I already covered that. The first half is a little slow, but the ending really picks up and it starts swinging. Overall I like the storyline and director Marc Web does a very good job. This may not be the best Marvel comic film, but you still don’t want to miss it and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA