The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Secrets have a cost but so does the truth and when enemies unite Peter Parker’s greatest fears are realised.

Spider-Man’s opening sequence answers many questions left remaining about what happened to Peter’s parents. As his greatest battle begins, he slowly uncovers the false past dwindling around him, that has surrounded him his entire life. As he finally discovers the truth about what happened the night his parents abandoned him in the arms of his Aunt and Uncle things become apparent that Norman Osborn is to blame.

Director Marc Webb has outdone himself and has provided us with a glimpse into the complex mind of Peter Parker as his world, Spider-Man and himself begins to develop not as one but as three individual dynamics. The split sides of Peter begin to constantly weigh on each other – especially as they begin to collide. No more is this true than as Peter’s promise to Gwen’s father begins to weigh on him with hallucinations, worries and fear. As Spidey biggest battles begin to unfold his internal debates with himself and those surrounding him becomes more threatening to his role as the hope of New York City than ever before. So when every decision Parker makes affects the people he loves, can he really be a match for his greatest most elaborate of villains.

Compared to the original, the Amazing Spider-Man sequel is a definite improvement over the the original Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in 2012, Marc Webb and Sony have really pulled all their guns out on this one. The movie also assures us that Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man won’t be dialing down the comedy with his portrayal of Peter Parker in the franchise upcoming films with the comedy getting rather more apparent as the feature progresses.

The visual effects demonstrate an upgrade for the studio and the technology, as along with bringing a duo of before imposible villains, Electro and Rino, to the screen the visual effects also shatter that of any previous Spider-Man movie. While the film is a constant mixture of live action and CGI the sequence that reigns supreme in the film for its visual effects stance is that of Electro’s first battle against Spider-Man as Peter’s attempts to stop Electro causing the complete devastation of Times Square.

Sinister Six wise the film doesn’t just serve you up the spoilers on a plate. However, the foundations of the Sinister Six are monumentally present as the framework of the film, with relics from the comic books appearing almost everywhere around Oscarp throughout the film and even if you’re not comic knowledgeable there is still some Sinister weaponry you will recognize from the original Spider-Man movies of 2002, 2004 and 2007. The armada of elite villains that will unite to form the Sinister Six is also a thing to watch out for during the film. The instalment of the franchise also begins to develop a range of new characters from the comics which will lead into the third Spidey film in 2016. Including the role of Harry Osborn, which is radically different from the character previously portrayed by James Franco in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.

Marc Webb’s second instalment of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is the greatest reincarnation of a comic hero on screen in cinematic history. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in the UK on April 16th and in the US on May 2nd and this is a Spider-Man chapter encompassing the greatest Spidey adventure yet – no one will want to miss this.

Watch the extended trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 below.

– Slight spoiler, for all you Marvel fans out there you probably know the studio keenness for end credit sequences. Although here’s the surprise there isn’t one for this Spidey adventures end.

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