AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Review
I’ve just seen Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it was quite the experience. Spider-Man was there himself and even though he was somewhat unimpressive I still got my photo with him and I am damn proud to have been able to get a photo with him. Here we are then, Amazing Spider-Man 2, enjoy and read on Agents.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens with a little bit of an exposition scene but then it gives you one of the most cinematic and visually stunning introductions to the Amazing Spider-Man there has ever been. I am serious, it’s absolutely amazing, see what I did there, so the movie opens up with Peter graduating from high school and trying to find out what he wants to do with his life. He is still trying to reconcile with the promise he made to Captain Stacy and the love he has for Gwen Stacy. This is hampered by the appearance of Max Dillon, an Oscorp employee who has a devastating accident that leaves him physically and mentally scarred and also in the possession of Godlike powers. Then there is Harry Osborn, the damaged best friend of Peter who has recently received a disturbing inheritance from his father, Norman Osborn.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 gives you so much in terms of a movie, not just a superhero movie. It gives you a wonderfully genuine relationship between its two protagonists. Peter and Gwen’s relationship is a heart warming journey that everyone who has ever felt love for someone will relate to. It gives you breakneck speed battles between the Amazing Spider-Man and some of his more interesting rogues. If you ever wanted to understand how Peter feels when he is in battle then look no further than the Amazing Spider-Man 2. It gives an innovative and refreshing take on battles which could easily become redundant in a world where you have the Avengers and the Man Of Steel. Not only that, above every other Superhero movie out there, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has heart, genuine heart. There are scenes which are not needed but just make you feel like this guy is a true hero.
The humour is another element which has been ramped up massively from the previous Amazing Spider-Man, this not only feels like a Spider-Man comic, it sounds like a Spider-Man comic. I love that. Now there are issues, there always is. The Green Goblin is really just a plot point, not a villain. Electro is awesome and visually stunning but he is at times given terrible dialogue and his origin is pretty reminiscent of the Riddler from Batman Forever, also towards the end of the movie I felt like he was basically a PG version of Doctor Manhattan. Also Rhino does not deserve to be on the poster and now that I think about it neither does the Green Goblin.
For every negative I have given however there is ten positives. This movie is fantastic, with an emotional journey that takes the audience from dizzying highs to guttural lows this is a superb sequel to the Amazing Spider-Man which teases a much bigger and darker battle on the horizon for our titular hero.