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4.0 out of 5 stars I hate that song...., 23 April 2014
This review is from: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Limited Edition with Comic Booklet (Amazon.co.uk Exclusive) [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
Having the inclusion of three villains in this sequel really had me concerned for the movie, especially seeing that the Goblin was being reintroduced so soon after the Raimi version (I know it's been 12 years, but it's really not that long ago if your at a certain age).

Plus it doesn't really help having the slightly fresh taste of the monstrosity that was Spider- Man 3.

But hey, its a new franchise, with a new spin on the web slinger, and thank heavens that the majority of people who have commented on the poorness of the film are wrong, plain wrong, but all opinions are respected.

The film focuses more on Peter and his demons, coming to terms with his promise that he made to captain Stacy, and the mysterious events that led to his parents murders. And then this seamlessly melds into the prerogatives of the main villain, Osborn, looking like a cross between DiCaprio, Basketball Diaries Era, and Adolf Hitler.

Dehaans Osborn is a more sinister, gloomier version than Franco's Jock like take, and he owns the film when he is on screen. His story is the bulk of the sub plot, and he is fascinating.

Foxx is the weak point here, like a cross between Gus Gorman in Superman III, and the electric gremlin from The New batch. He is nothing more than a stooge for Osborn, but he does garner the greatest set piece in the film.

Garfield and Stone are as wonderful as expected, and his Spider-Man is just like the one from all those great cartoons of the eighties, sarcastic, human, and funny.

The film is a lot darker in tone, than other Marvel movies, and at sometimes, it's very touching, especially during the final showdown with Rhino.

The script and characterisation could have down with a little tweaking, but we are watching a film about a man who has been bitten by a radioactive spider, fighting a man made of electric, an trying to get the girl, so it's pretty much forgiven.

All in all, its a wonderful popcorn flick, really setting up the mood for the whole sinister six part of the franchise, and the score is brilliant, really brilliant in some places, just could of done without the Max Dillon comic relief music.

See it and enjoy it. It's going to be one of the biggest movies of the year.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2014 16:19:45 BDT
I reviewed this & gave same rating.

Excellent review Corey.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 May 2014 10:54:53 BDT
David Eade says:
Flash, ah-ah! You are indeed the saviour of the universe with this excellent review. I agree with every word. All I would add is why did they have awful music over the end credits that jarred with the tone of the movie, and why on earth did they have a section of the new "X Men" movie during the credits? I presume that we will not find that on the DVD.
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