The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Movie Review

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

2014 | PG | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
142 minutes / 2h 22min

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Plot Synopsis:

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Review

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.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.81
  • IMDB: 6.6
  • MetaCritic: 5.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.2

About The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

Title: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Year: 2014
Runtime: 142 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.9/5 stars from 374,842 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 374,842
MPAA Rating: PG
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Cast Starring: Stan Lee, Embeth Davidtz, Michael Massee, Marton Csokas, Jon Douglas Rainey, Colm Feore, Pat Kiernan, Dane DeHaan, Raymond Mamrak, Doris McCarthy, Martin Sheen, Amanda Dyar, Lee Vang, Paul Giamatti, Rosemary Howard, Prashant Rai, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Vivian Kalinov, Chuck Schanamann, Kenneth Carrella, And Palladino, Steven Hauck, Campbell Scott, Nancy Ellen Shore, Katherine Stephens-Miller, Skyler Gisondo, Mark Doherty, Barbara Vincent, Meg Hudson
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Director: Marc Webb
Box Office: $183,277,573
Production: Sony Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA