Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

In this sequel Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of super villains against him, impacting on his life.   

To be honest with you, I've never been such a huge fan of Spider-Man and least of all of the first Amazing Spider-Man movie. Still I have to admit that this franchise is touching a lot of people, especially kids though. With this film Marvel genuinely want us to forget the first one. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is so tonally different, it feels like a new franchise! This film is trying to connect a little bit more with people hopes, fears and dreams, as we're all going through the same experiences in our own way I guess. Andrew Garfield is doing pretty well in the Spider-Man suit and also as Peter Parker (except we can tell that he's much more older than a 19 years old guy), in his attitudes and witty talk. He's evolving as Spider-Man in a great Universe, some slow-motion is well used. It's not overused at the point we feel like it's copying lots of other films. Coming along with the massively good score of Hans Zimmer. Jamie Foxx becomes Electro, who, in my point of view is really cool, we can see through his skin, he looks unique and original. Electro is one of the "three" villains on this movie. At first I thought that this movie will be crowded as hell for three villains, despite the two and almost half hour running of the film, which is long enough. However, it's not really all about villains. The story lines are too crowded.  On the one hand, most of the film was about Peter and Gwen relationship (will they? won't they? are they? are they not?). He's Spider-Man though, I can perfectly understand that he's got a sort of complicated love life, but it could have been condensed. On the other hand Peter and Harry Osborne friendship is efficiently presented. But I'd like to see a little bit more of Harry's personality as we could tell how it's gonna end, frictions, and Harry becoming the Green Goblin. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is also resolving a part of the "Mysterious Parents" problem of Peter, which was not at all in the first film. They have a back story but unfortunately if you're a comic-book fan you'll be disappointed as it's a little different at some point. It's another story line which makes this film crowded. So, it's not really the villains. FOCUS! The "third" villains, starring Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, is on screen for practically 3 to 4 minutes and he's basically setting up for the next thing they want to do with the other movie. I guess this film is trying to be too many things at once: it's trying to be a romantic comedy, trying to be a giant blockbuster, an action movie, and a drama. As well as the characters: Aunt May is trying to be a nurse, Gwen is trying to apply in Oxford/schooling while Peter is trying to deal with his parents mystery, his relationship with Gwen, with Harry, and his super hero lifestyle. 

Overall The amazing Spider-Man 2 is looking super great, it's fun and exciting. But it's definitely not following a natural flaws of events. 

(And btw the uncredited scene is just a marketing ploy which kind of piss me off.)      

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