“Go Spidey!”, everyone shouts in the audience in the film. But did newly reformed Spider-Man go that far to impress us in this Spidey sequel too?
Forgive me, but I’ll mention this in every review I write on a Spider-Man movie, that, no one can outdo the first Spider-Man a.k.a Tobey Maguire in Sam Raimi‘s films. Although, this Spider-Man is slimmer, fitter, taller, cooler and more comical. It is funny and entertaining to watch how easily he takes on his responsibilities, when/if compared to the original.
The expectations were high because the first installment did well when Andrew Garfield was brought in to portray the new Peter Parker. He is new-aged and witty. Something new for Spider-Man’s character in films. Even Paul Giamatti (as Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino) and Dane DeHaan (as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin) showed their charm.
However, I am truly shocked that even four story writers, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt couldn’t make the plot engaging enough. Emma is adorable as his love interest. Jamie Foxx (as Max Dillon) proves to be a great antagonist to Garfield. In fact, some of the visuals effects given to his character Electro and some of the action scenes are jaw-dropping!
Lastly, the duration of the film went too long. Perhaps, there were way too many foes stuffed in, when just one could’ve been sufficient? Or the writers wanted to show it all, forecasting the dull future of this franchise.
P.S: Just read the newspapers, the film Neighbors starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron beat the records of The Amazing Spiderman 2. I rest my case.