The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

2014 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
142 minutes /

User Score: 53/100

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review


When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) is an American superhero adventure film that is also known as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (2014). It is the fifth Spider-Man film to be produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment and is also the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), No Doubt: Return of Saturn (2000)) did a good job creating this entertaining thriller that was predictable. There was nothing new to this movie to excite me although I did enjoy it immensely. The Amazing Spider-Men 2 is an entertaining family movie to watch that contains tons of action/violence and no nudity. The majority of the cast did an excellent job with their roles with a few minor exceptions that did not give a convincing performance. The CGI was excellent as well as the cinematography, music, set, and special effects.

Peter discovers his father’s hidden lab in an abandoned subway station. Richard Parker (Campbell Scott - The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Roger Dodger (2002)) is an Oscorp scientist that videotapes a message that explains his disappearance because he knows that his life is in danger. Peter/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield - The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Social Network (2010), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)) childhood friend Harry Osborn returns to Manhattan. Harry/Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan - Chronicle (2012), Lawless (2012), Kill Your Darlings (2013)) is back to see his father Norman who is terminally ill and is the CEO of Oscorp. Norman (Chris Cooper - American Beauty (1999), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Patriot (2000), Adaptation (2002)) told his son that his illness is genetic, and Harry will soon begin feeling it because he is now at the age where it develops. Harry soon became the new Oscorp CEO, and it did not take long for new villains to appear.

Max Dillon/Electro (Jamie Foxx - Django Unchained (2012), Collateral (2004), Ray (2004), Law Abiding Citizen (2009)) works as a maintenance person at the Oscorp laboratory and idolizes Spider-Man. Max fell into a tank containing genetically-engineered electric eels which resulted in Max becoming a living electric generator. Max accidently causes a blackout in Times Square, and as Spider-Man was trying to calm him down, the police officers shot at him resulting in him not trusting Spider-Man anymore. Harry later finds out that Spider-Man’s blood can cure his illness and asked Peter to help him find Spider-Man. Peter told him that it is not a good idea, and he does not know what sort of terrible side effects the blood might have on him. The Oscorp board members removed Harry as the assistant after framing him for covering up Max’s accident. Watch the movie, see what else happens because I know that you will love this movie if you are a Spider-Man fan.

About The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Original Title: Spiderman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro
Year: 2014
Runtime: 142 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.6/5 stars from 17 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 17
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Embeth Davidtz, Michael Massee, Marton Csokas, Colm Feore, Pat Kiernan, Raymond Mamrak, Martin Sheen, Amanda Dyar, Lee Vang, Paul Giamatti, Jon Douglas Rainey, Campbell Scott, Skyler Gisondo, Dane DeHaan, Emma Stone, Katherine Stephens-Miller, Denis Leary, Vivian Kalinov, Chuck Schanamann, Steven Hauck, Kenneth Carrella, Stefanie Bari, Rosemary Howard, James McCauley, Julia Davis, Sally Field, Joshua Pickel, Max Charles, Meg Hudson
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, James Vanderbilt, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Director: Marc Webb

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