The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (released with the subtitle Rise of Electro in some markets) is a 2014 American superhero film featuring theMarvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It serves as a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to rewrite it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field star.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 makes the one classic mistake that befalls so many superhero franchises -- it tries to juggle multiple villains. It’s an idea that can work within a 2+ hour film, but the few that pull it off always settle on one bad guy as the true antagonist and major point of conflict, using the other villains to flavor the plot elsewhere. This film never commits, and the pacing suffers as a result. Unless you’ve been avoiding the trailers you probably know that the latest film revolves around multiple villains, but for the sake of spoilers I’ll refrain from discussing anyone beyond Jamie Foxx’s turn as Electro. I never in a million years thought I’d like this character -- a blue man that evokes PTSD flashbacks of Arnold Schwarzenegger as... Read Review