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Fantasy - Superheroes, Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Duration 2h 22m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story The characters and stories in the Marvel comics, and the first of these two reboots of the franchise.
Writers/Script Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner (story by the scriptwriters plus James Vanderbilt. And not forgetting the Marvel men Stan Lee and Steve Ditko)
Additional Info This outing cost a stunning $240 million, but still made a lot of money. But not enough apparently, since “Amazing” 3 was shelved.
Director Marc Webb
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Stan Lee
Elevator Pitch Spider-Man’s alter ego’s relationship with his girlfriend suffers as he faces more powerful foes in the city of New York, and problems with the young boss of Oscorp, a company for whom his father had worked before his death. It will be necessary for the superhero to conquer his own demons before he can save the city.
Content A whole lot of set pieces as Spider-Man swings between the skyscrapers of the city and the villanous Electro causes power failures and flings cars about. It was in 3D. Some not really very intimate moments between the superhero and his girl friend, time spent in the various secret and technical facilities, and combat, usually involving spider’s webs.
A View I did not like this much. The first act was boring and later there were too many villains. Who were we supposed to be disliking? And the appearance of the best one at the end was just supposed to be setting us up for the next outing which never happened. There are many other Spider-Man films  to watch if you have a choice. If not, choose another superhero.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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