The film that started off the summer blockbuster films of the year. Two years after the first film, this film follows Peter having relationship problems, daddy problems, and super villains problems. Three villains, just to be clear. Spider-Man 3 was terrible because the villains weren't really developed enough, and I feared that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would do the same. I was wrong. IT WAS TEN TIMES WORSE!
First, the positives. Andrew Garfield, in my mind, is still the best actor the play Spider-man. Like him, or hate him, we are stuck with him until 2020, when his contract is over. His chemistry with Emma stone is one of the film's strong points. Dane Dahann is one of my favourite actors, and soon, when people ask who played the green goblin, they won't be saying James Franco.( Not dissing Franco either, just saying)
Now the negatives, which is alot. I didn't like Jamie Foxx's Electro. Not racist, since I'm black. Anyway, the character is practically a baby, who is obsessed with Spider-Man. This kind of behavior should put Max in a mental hospital. The sloppy dialogue that Jamie was given makes this one of his worst performances. Speaking of dialogue, the whole script was bloated, filled with characters. Rhino did nothing for the film. I know they added him to get us pumped for the next spidey film, but the way he was introduced to us was pointless.
The special effects are top notch, but the fight scenes were very short. For the longest Spidey film ever, you would expect a lot of violence. Marc Webb has made it clear he can't direct action. The fight scenes didn't have spidey throw a single punch. Just swinging around, and throwing things with his webs. The Green Goblin fight was sad. Just pushing, and well, pushing. The next spidey better be good, or the franchise will fail, Sony loses alot of money, and the rights go to disney.
Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence