It’s hard to believe, given the run of quality that’s spoiled comic book fans over the last decade, that someone could make a film that so completely misses the target audience. I honestly thought films of the quality of Elektra and Batman & Robin were behind us. I was wrong. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is not just a misstep; it’s a mind-boggling disaster of a film. In reaching to create a universe around the character, Sony has instead taken the very foundations of what it should have used to build and destroyed them. It is, quite simply, one of the worst comic book adaptations in recent years, and I want to reiterate that there are MAJOR SPOILERS to follow. Continue reading Movie Review: Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) *MAJOR SPOILER WARNING*
This is it! We swear! The Final FInal FINAL Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer and the third international trailer for the film offers some new footage, but at this point, I just want to see the daggone movie. AMS 2 swings into theaters on May 2, 2014.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.
Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 2, the Marc Webb-directed sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field and B.J. Novak.
Marc Webb has announced that while he will return for Amazing Spider-Man 3, it will be his last film in the franchise. Amazing Spider-Man 4, a Sinister Six film and a Venom film are all planned for the Sony Spidey-verse. Webb, whose name really does require that he does nothing but these films forever, says he’s ready to move on to other things.
This isn’t the end of the world. Webb has gotten this new franchise off to an epic start and Sony has two years to find the right person to take over. This is actually another sign that Sony has a long-term plan and people bought into it. Webb certainly could’ve bailed for AMS 3, but he gave the equivalence of 2 years notice. This is the kind of advance planning that’s allowed the MCU to succeed. Continue reading Marc Webb Will Not Return for Amazing Spider-Man 4 PLUS New Gallery of Amazing Spider-Man 2 Pics; Best Look Yet at Harry Osborn as Green Goblin
It looks like Sony is going to keep us in countdown posters until the new trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts in three days. Yesterday it was Spidey vs. the Rhino. Today he takes on his archnemesis, The Green Goblin. I think Sony’s pulled a sucker punch with hyping Electro as the main villain of the piece. I think the main villains are actually going to be Norman and Harry Osborn. Don’t get me wrong, I think there’ll be plenty of Electro, but the emotional crux of this film is going to be fathers and sons: Richard and Peter/Norman and Harry and how their lives and legacies collide. We’ll see if I’m right on May 1st.
I think any doubt that Harry Osborn is going full Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been dispelled by this latest released photo. I think the Osborns are going to be the real villains of this film and the stuff with Electro and Rhino has been a smokescreen. Not that they’re not in it or a big part, but I think this is more an Oscorp movie than it is “Electro’s movie”. I don’t know how I feel about the Goblin look. I also think this may be very nascent Goblin and we’ll get a different, more classic look in AMS 3. This doesn’t leave much doubt though. Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2nd.