Since The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been out for quite some time, I have to give my overall review and opinions about the film itself. And when I watched this film, I was immediately surprised. This is the fifth Spider-Man film overall. But it is the second film in the reboot series. In this review, I am going to give you Moviepilot readers a summary of the plot, my thoughts on the actors and their characters, and (Easter eggs ahead) what I think will become of Spider-Man in the future.
In [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593), Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has been Spider-Man for a pretty good amount of time since the incident with Dr. Curt Connors in the previous film. He and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) are getting back together, and things are great for him. But, not only must he deal with his social life, he must also deal with figuring out the mystery behind his parents' death. To make matters worse, a new villain named Electro (Jamie Foxx) rises and Spider-Man may have to face an enemy that is more powerful than himself. When his old best friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) comes back into his life, Peter discovers that all of his enemies are connected through OsCorp.
Now when I look at a certain film and it's characters, I try very, very hard not to compare them to the original material. In this case, there are a few new cast members and characters to go with the originals. The returning cast includes Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Sally Field (Aunt May) while the newcomers include Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn/Green Goblin) and Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/Rhino).
I love almost every single one of these characters because the actors in their individual roles in this film were fit perfectly. What really got the movie going is the relationship between Peter and Gwen (note this: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are dating in real life). Though there were a few complications here and there throughout the film, their love story is what really drove the film to perfection.
Now looking at the villain side of the story, I had no idea that Jamie Foxx would fill the role of Electro. He had a sinister goal, dark powers, and the intention to destroying the hero which is what I look for in any super-villain whenever I watch these types of movies. Paul Giamatti is in the movie as Rhino, but he is not in the movie as much as I'd like him to be. And Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn/Green Goblin was a whole different take on the character. In the original Sam Raimi trilogy, Willem Dafoe took on the role of both Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. He fit that role so well, I thought the Goblin to being Norman again in this series. But the tide was turned toward Harry's side of things, which was almost like when James Franco took the role as a Hobgoblin-like character in Spider-Man 3. But this Harry interpretation of the Goblin was good.
I gotta talk about how the [Sinister Six](movie:1274281) could be interpreted in this series. So for those of you who haven't seen this movie yet, you've been warned. I actually really like how the Sinister Six is going to turn out in future films of this series. The line-up of course is probably going to be including Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Vulture, Rhino, Kraven (I think) and either Chameleon or Mysterio. And I hope it does as well as The Avengers did with being a comic-book team up movie. Only this time, if we're lucky enough, we may get a superhero movie that focuses on the villains instead of the heroes.
Now we turn from what I liked about this movie to what I didn't really like about it. There is only one thing I wish they could have done better. And that is give Rhino a much larger role. They could have shown Paul Giamatti in prison, or shown more of him in his Rhino uniform. If they did that, then this movie could have been a lot better.
So that is my overall review of [The Amazing Spider-Man 2](movie:508593). So now I ask you what you guys think about this movie. Did you like it, did you hate it? Whatever the case, please comment below.