Movie Review - The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great follow-up to the first movie! It really captures the spirit of the comics. Spider-Man wearing a fireman’s helmet and using a fire hose is the kind of thing I would expect in the comics.

The characters are great. Jamie Foxx did a great job as Electro. His portrayal of a nerdy Spider-Man fan turned super villain was fantastic. Dane Dehaan as Harry Osborn was great. He was sympathetic but also there was a mean streak to him. I thought Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, a.k.a Rhino, was really cool. The mechanical suit is different from the comics, but it works. Returning cast members Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Sally Field once again gave great performances. There’s one character in particular that I think everyone should watch out for. Her name is Felicia, and if she’s who I think she is, she may return in future movies.

There’s a lot of humor and drama and action in this movie. Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is going through some things. He’s trying to learn more about his parents, he’s trying to work out his relationship with Gwen Stacy, and his friend Norman Osborn, soon to become Green Goblin, asks for his help with a problem. Things get tough for Peter.

Spider-Man fans probably won’t be surprised by the sad ending to the movie. Other people may be surprised. And there’s a setup for a future movie further into the ending. As always, it’s a good idea to stay through the credits. A least a good ways in.

This may, in my opinion at least, be the best Spider-Man movie yet. I believe it has everything a Spidey fan could want, and non Spidey fans may enjoy it very much as well. I very much recommend The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s freaking awesome!!!

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