The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (also released as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro) is a superhero action film released in 2014, based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man.
With his new powers as Spider-Man, Peter Parker embraces his new role as a hero and spends time with Gwen Stacy in-between protecting New York from criminals. However, his greatest battle yet is about to begin. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront an enemy far more powerful than he is. And when his old friend named Harry Osborn returns, Peter comes to realize that all his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Why It Rocks
- While the movie has too many villains in it that makes the movie feel kind of cluttered, they are still given plenty of time to address their backstories and reasons of why they became evil. Especially Electro, as he was continuously dumped on by everyone, even after his transformation.
- All of the characters from the previous film are still likable. Especially Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, who also still have great chemistry with each other.
- Andrew Garfield himself is still great as Spider-Man, who still has a great balance of seriousness and silliness that the character is known for.
- Very well-animated and choreographed web-slinging scenes, especially the one starts at the very beginning of the film to introduce Spider-Man.
- Awesome visuals and CGI. Especially the scene where Spider-Man uses his web shooters to save people from being crushed and electrocuted.
- Awesome music composed by Hans Zimmer, who also worked on the music for The Lion King, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
- While Harry Osborne was kind of obnoxious, there was plenty of time given to his relationship with Peter, and the fact that he has a illness that is killing him makes him come off as sympathetic, especially since he was being taunted about his death that his father suffered.
- The end of the previous film states that despite his promise to Gwen's father, Peter would still date Gwen Stacy, which made come off as unsympathetic. Here, the problem is fixed by having Peter actually plan to keep his promise. Despite Gwen's father telling him to stay away from Gwen to keep her safe, the movie also portrays the decision of Peter choosing to be with Gwen or keep his promise a very difficult choice. He knows it's wrong to go back on his word and the guilt of it is eating him alive, and it would be in no good taste if he broke his promise. But he also knows it's wrong to break Gwen's heart instead of moving on from his guilt, and keeping the promise brings them both nothing but pain, especially since they've already been through enough when Gwen lost her father and Peter lost his Uncle Ben.
- The acting was very great, especially from Andrew Garfield as he mourns over Gwen's death.
- Speaking of Gwen, her death was heartbreaking and very memorable for a character who was so likable as Peter's love interest.
- The design of Spider-Man's suit in the film is a well improvement over the previous film's design.
- Very funny moments. Especially when Peter spills coffee on someone.
- There's a deleted scene where Peter meets his father for the first time.
- The Rhino feels shoehorned into the movie, who hardly makes any contribution to the story.
- Due to the film being unsuccessful, the planned cinematic universe was aborted.
- The scene where Peter tells Harry that he can't have his blood in order to cure his illness. Instead of claiming this in order to avoid conflict, they could research the venom to see if it was safe for Harry to use instead of having the conflict.
- There's a lot of product placement throughout the film. Especially the display of the Disney logo in Time Square.