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5.0 out of 5 stars I HAD A FRIEND ONCE. IT DIDN'T WORK OUT
Every super hero needs a super villain. This episode introduces us to Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). If that wasn't enough Peter (Andrew Garfield) must deal with his on again/off again relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and he discovers the truth about his father (Campbell Scott) and Oscorp.

I love these modern superhero...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Passable Blockbuster Which Fails to Captivate
Andrew Garfield plays the eponymous Spider-Man, a superhero who keeps the folks of New York City safe from an assortment of genetically mutated anti-heroes. His everyday alter-ego is Peter Parker, a struggling photographer.
Jamie Foxx plays Max Bryan, a research technician and uber-nerd who works for Oscorp. Oscorp lead the way with research into electro-magnetic...
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5.0 out of 5 stars I HAD A FRIEND ONCE. IT DIDN'T WORK OUT, 2 May 2014
Every super hero needs a super villain. This episode introduces us to Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). If that wasn't enough Peter (Andrew Garfield) must deal with his on again/off again relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and he discovers the truth about his father (Campbell Scott) and Oscorp.

I love these modern superhero blockbuster updates. Rest assure, that is not how Pu-238 is transported...but it makes good cinema.

I will also say I disapprove of the ending, but I'll get over it. The film contains drama and heart as well as good action scenes. In fact if anything, Spiderman was able to take care of his foes a little too easy.

The film sets up for a crazy action sequel. Break out the popcorn.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Passable Blockbuster Which Fails to Captivate, 6 Dec. 2014
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William Mason (England) - See all my reviews
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Andrew Garfield plays the eponymous Spider-Man, a superhero who keeps the folks of New York City safe from an assortment of genetically mutated anti-heroes. His everyday alter-ego is Peter Parker, a struggling photographer.
Jamie Foxx plays Max Bryan, a research technician and uber-nerd who works for Oscorp. Oscorp lead the way with research into electro-magnetic power. Max gets involved in an industrial accident, ending up in a tank of electric eels, who bite him countless times. He transmogrifies into Electro, a creature who can use electro-magnetic power to devastating effect.
Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacey, Spidey's on off girlfriend, in a rather understated role.
Dane Dehann, in the standout performance of the movie, plays Harry Osborne, the twenty year old sole beneficiary of his late father's business Oscorp, a two hundred billion dollar organisation. Due to genetic mutation he's also the Green Goblin, another arch-villain bent on bringing Manhattan to its knees.
The film starts with a thrilling opening ten minute sequence on a plunging aircraft. It then goes straight into an equally thrilling ten minute segment through the streets of lower Manhattan, as Spider-Man tries to halt a robbery of plutonium. I haven't seen so many cars destroyed since The Blues Brothers, nor a truck cause so much damage since the opening scene in Beverly Hills Cop - The Blues Brothers [Blu-ray] [Region Free], Beverly Hills Cop: Triple Feature [Blu-ray].
Unfortunately, having provided the viewer with this visceral excitement in the first twenty minutes, the film then has a soporific effect for the next hour or so, as the focus turns to Spidey's will he won't he romance with Gwen. It doesn't really work, because Peter Parker's character is quite anodyne, and he doesn't have any convincing chemistry with Gwen. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst had a far more engaging and credible chemistry in the previous franchise of Spidey movies.
The film also suffers badly from the lack of a comedic element. In the Maguire/Dunst films, the wit was provided by Peter Parker's riotous newspaper boss J. Jonah Jameson, a larger than life workplace bully played with great gusto by J. K. Simmons, who lit up the screen every time he appeared. In this movie, there's not much respite from the vaguely dreary romantic meanderings of Peter and Gwen - the film really needed a clownish figure to raise a chuckle or two.
Electro is a bland super-villain. Jamie Foxx is a great actor, but he's largely wasted in this role. Alfred Molina's Dr Octopus in the earlier Spider-Man 2 was vastly more charismatic and interesting. Here, Electro is a poor man's version of Julian McMahon's Dr Doom in the Fantastic Four movies - Fantastic Four / Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Double Pack [Blu-ray].
Harry Osborne was potentially the most interesting character in the film, excellently portrayed by Dane Dehann, but he's badly underused.
If you're going to have a romance as a central element of a super-hero movie, the key is to make sure that the couple sizzle on screen - Maguire and Dunst managed it in the earlier Spider-Man movies, so too did Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder in Superman - The Superman 5 Film Collection 1978-2006 [Blu-ray] [1978] [Region Free]. Sadly, Garfield and Stone fail to ignite. They'd have been more believable as a brother and sister.
I don't think that this blockbuster pic is a good buy on Blu-Ray. The 90 minute middle section is a bit like wading through treacle and it wouldn't bear repeat viewings. The original Spider-Man trilogy is significantly more engaging and enjoyable - Spider-Man Trilogy [Blu-ray] [Region Free]. The film does liven up in the last half hour, but it was quite a struggle for me to stick with it for that long.
If you haven't already seen Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, I recommend that you do so - those two movies are vastly more effective than this tepid reboot of the wonderful Spider-Man - Kick-Ass/Kick-Ass 2 [Blu-ray] [Region Free].
Thank you for taking the time to read this review.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Spidey Go Home..!, 19 Nov. 2014
This review is from: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (DVD)
Just does'nt engage or make you feel like you care about the characters...film was okay but just not up to the Sami Rami version. Should just leave it alone few years til we almost forgot about it then Re-Boot it. Good CGI & Productiion but weak film. Disappointed is what comes to mind...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but slow., 22 Sept. 2014
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Probably better than OK, hence four stars, but suffered, I think, from 'Spiderman 3' curse...too much going on. You'd think that would make it more exciting...but it didn't. It was watchable, looked pretty, but for a film that packs so much in...it felt kind of dull.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so hot ., 3 Oct. 2014
The special effects are outstanding and this is what keeps this film going , but in my view , not a patch on Andrew Garfields first , i would say the end of the film is better than the beginning , i personally was very disappointed .
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great classic villains ruined !, 5 Dec. 2014
So many problems with this...

As Spidey, the character comes across cocky and mischievous, just like the comics. But as Peter Parker, the actor just seems gormless and un-engaging.
We're only into the 2nd movie and already we need the "relationship crisis" with Gwen Stacy ?
The Rhino is just terrible!
The Goblin is also unconvincing. The trouble with trying to give this villain "proper motivation" for hating Spidey is that there's no build-up. Harry turns up and is suddenly Pete's long-lost buddy and then 10 minutes later he hates him.
Electro is funny before he changes - then he becomes a blank emotionless monster. Just dull.

If only these superb effects could have been married with the earlier warmth and characterisation of the Sam Raimi movies (except, of course, Spider-Man 3 - which, like this movie, tried to do too much, too quickly).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spider-Man 2 why?, 4 Oct. 2014
This review is from: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Blu-ray)
Boring. Two hours almost a nothing I particular. Electro? He was just a bit part.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertainin if predictable superhero film, 27 Oct. 2014
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An entertaining superhero film, though the climax was predictable if you're familiar with the comics. Several of the action scenes suffered from overuse of slow motion and graphics that looked too much like a video game, but overall it was good fun.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Action adventure, it's not real., 18 Oct. 2014
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OK, plenty of CGI ...perhaps too much in that any sense of reality and real characters is lost amidst the action. Oddly some parts are just too slow.

I preferred the earlier series of Spiderman.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'GREAT VISUAL TREAT', 1 Sept. 2014
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rbmusicman (U.K) - See all my reviews
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This 'Marvel' adventure has certainly generated mixed opinions from reviewers and critic's alike,
myself, i love the visual technology this type of movie brings to the screen.
'New York's' citizens are going to need protection from the villains that are soon to threaten the
city.
'Peter Parker' - 'Spider-man' (Andrew Garfield) finds it difficult being both Hero and giving family
and Girlfriend 'Gwen' (Emma Stone) the time and attention they deserve.
As Spider-man, Peter is soon to face perhaps his most formidable enemy to date, an enemy that
is far more powerful that himself.
Old Friend 'Harry Osborn'(Dane Dehaan) has returned taking over the Osborn Empire 'Oscorp' in
the wake of his fathers death.
'Spider-man's' biggest fan 'Max Dillon' (Jamie Foxx) an electric-wiz has suffered an accident whilst
trying to repair a fault at 'Oscorp' which has given him electronic power he's yet to harness...he has
become 'Electro' 'Spider-Man' tries to help.
Meanwhile 'Harry' who is dying believes blood from Spider-Man could save him, this he is telling to
old friend 'Peter' who promises to try and ask Spider-Man for his help.
Meanwhile at the secret 'Ravencourt' site, owned by 'Oscorp' the operatives are trying to turn 'Max'
into a Weapon to control to do their bidding.
'Harry' hasn't got the control of his fathers company he believes he has, there are those within the
company who have their own agenda of which 'Harry' has no part.
A electronic tablet 'Harry's' father had given him before dying shows secrets of the underground complex,
which will give him access to a serum that had been worked upon.
'Harry' finding himself where 'Max' is being processed releases 'Electro' to catch Spider-Man.
When a total blackout across New York occurs, Spider-Man has to do battle with 'Electro' who is now on
the loose........trouble is, solve one problem another one is sure to follow in the shape of 'The Goblin'
After a promising start with the incident on the Plane, there is a sequence of unnecessary chatter which was meant to be
amusing i guess, from our Hero whilst he deals with a gang who are stealing Nitro, the action, on, the streets of New York.
The story-line and dialogue are is a little thin on the ground the story doesn't flow as easily as the first in the new series
The films saving grace for me is indeed the spectacular Special-Effects throughout the film which are indeed impressive.
There are several good action sequences, wish the scrip had been better.
Worth a viewing on 3-D and in fact 2-D Superb picture and Sound quality throughout.
Features -
* The wages of Heroism : Making of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Over 100 minutes of immersive featurettes
detailing the heroic efforts to bring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to life.
Blu-ray Exclusives -
9 additional deleted scenes with commentary by Director 'Marc Webb' including 'Peter' meets his father.
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