The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the re-booted Spider-Man franchise. Seeing the first Amazing Spider-Man is not a must as they re-explain the two plot threads that were brought over from the first movie but hold onto your wallets as this amazing story might not be what you expected.
Personally, I ‘m always hopeful about the Spider-Man movies because I love this character so much but with each movie that comes out my little webbed heart gets set on fire. With the franchise’s reboot, I was really hoping things would be a little different and they would learn from their mistakes however to say my expectations were not met is an understatement. Not only did the entire movie feel rushed but some of the acting seemed over the top or just plain confusing. The entire opening sequence that made me want to cry or the fact that a major character like Green Goblin gets just a few scenes and a short interlude into his development.
Sony also believes that more bad guys in a movie will equal a better superhero flick. It really scares when they talk about the set up for The Sinister Six in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Sorry, Sony, but you’re doing it wrong! The majority of the characters in this movie didn’t have enough screen time and were greatly underdeveloped which made some of their motives seem odd or one dimensional. The movie was also poorly plotted, jumping between a multitude of side stories that had little to no pay off. I really didn’t enjoy any part of this movie until about half way through when they got to Electro and even then there was not nearly enough screen time for the major plot points to engage me as a movie goer.
Over all I give this movie 2.5 out of 5 stars and that’s only you need to watch Jamie Foxx’s performance as Electro. I really wish they had given this character some more time to develop on screen as what I saw was truly awesome. Seriously, I could have watched an entire movie of just Spider-Man vs. Electro with the stunning special effects.