The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014

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Spider-Man squares off against the Rhino and the powerful Electro while struggling to keep his promise to leave Gwen Stacey out of his dangerous life.

Starring:
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy
Studio SONY PICTURES
Rental release 29 September 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy
Studio SONY PICTURES
Rental release 29 September 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 22 minutes
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper
Director Marc Webb
Genres Fantasy
Studio SONY PICTURES
Rental release 29 September 2014
Main languages English

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3.7 out of 5 stars
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Well, it isn't really a good film is it? There are far too many similarities to specific scenes from Batman Forever and the structure of the film at times seems lifted wholesale from that same film. The development of the Electro character (a mis-cast Jamie Fox) follows a very similar path to Edward Nigma and has a remarkably similar "pad" filled with electric related toys and silly colours. Whole sections of the special effects look like out-takes from video games and Spider-man's proportions vary wildly from shot to shot.
What worked best, visually at least, from the first "Amazing" film was that they seemed to have solved the problem of how to make Spider-man actually look real. At some point between that and the second someone on the production team must have seen Batman and Robin and thought, "hey, all those colours look real cool! Let's do that." At the end of the day it is the director's fault. He should have okd the effects shots and put some input into exactly how they look within the context of the film. This is why Del Toro and Blomkamp get it so right. They understand what can be achieved in CGI because they come from an effects background and spend a lot of time working with the technicians to achieve a consistency of vision, like their films or not. Then we get hacks who clearly just hand it over to the producer and they just want to do it on the cheap.
The super hero film is an interesting beast. It needs good characters and even better villains to really work. The crapness of several recent villains has really let some of these down (for a film that gets it really right, see Captain America: The Winter Soldier).
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lee on 14 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing so much negativity surrounding TAS-M2. I’m not going to say its perfect because no film will ever please everyone. I urge people to sit, think and perhaps even see a second time TAS-M2 before casting judgements.
There are going to be some spoilers in this film review, so be warned if you don’t want anything to spoil your surprises, read on with caution.
The first thing I think is to think of this film as what it is. It’s the second instalment, we know there will be more. This film is the set up for what continues in following films. This is quite obvious from the villains introduced right at the end and the rumours of the Sinister six. We also know from how it ended that Peter will have difficult emotional turmoil to deal with.

I love how well Andrew Garfield plays the part. Just enough geekiness, with sex appeal and quick whit. I find him far better in the role of Peter Parker, his delivery of material is definitely improved in this film and his comedy elements begin to shine through. I also like his relationship with Gwen and Emma Stone, who plays her is much better in this film than the first. Peter and Gwen have a much better relationship and the focus really sets up for the ending.

Moving on, the main villain is Electro. I think this has to be my top favourite villain of all time. From his back story, to his actions, to the music, the progression of his character really impressed me. Jamie Fox is a legend for playing this character as he changes from the anxiety filled nervous character to the wandering misunderstood electro and then to the hardcore villain that he turns into. The soundtrack and music for him is quite brilliant. I recommend checking out the soundtrack.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Nichola Thorpe on 22 April 2014
Format: DVD
Following the events of the previous installment, Peter Parker has now embraced his identity as Spider-Man and is learning to live a double life. All that could change when a new villain is born, putting both he and the ones he loves in grave danger... I seemed to be in a minority, but I quite liked The Amazing Spider-Man. Garfield is the perfect Peter Parker, just the right amount of nerdy, cheeky and brooding in equal measure; Maguire's Peter was just a touch too serious for my liking. I also like Garfield as Spider-Man for much the same reason - he brings in the witticisms that the comic book character is known for, and I personally enjoy it when superhero movies embrace their slightly campy source material. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 delivers more of the same in this vein; but while I enjoyed the movie overall, I felt it lacked the focus of the first installment, leading to an uneven, slightly haphazard film.

The positives of the series so far are abundant; the chemistry between Garfield and Stone is palpable, and it's easy to see their real-life affection. Hell, it oozes out of them, and it means that you can't help rooting for Gwen Stacy, which only makes the discord between them more frustrating. Stone's Stacy is wonderful; she is, as Peter repeatedly asserts, adorable, but underneath there is a steely core of intelligence, empathy and kindness that render her a worthy super-hero sidekick. I also like the trend of tragic villains the series has so far displayed; even the most despicable behaviour is explained (although never justified) by the sufferings of the characters. This is particularly true in the case of Electro; maybe I'm a sap, but it broke my heart seeing his transformation.
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