Happy Monday, my dears!
As we are coming closer and closer to the end of Marvelous Mondays, the epic Rob is here again to review The Amazing Spiderman 2 for us today. Rob, thanks so much for being such a great contributor for my blogathon!
(PS: If anyone else still want to send in your review, please do so as soon as you can manage. Thanks!)
“It’s easy to feel hopeful on a beautiful day like today, but there will be dark days ahead of us too. There will be days where you feel all alone, and that’s when hope is needed most. No matter how buried it gets, or how lost you feel, you must promise me that you will hold on to hope. Keep it alive. We have to be greater than what we suffer. My wish for you is to become hope; people need that. And even if we fail, what better way is there to live? As we look around here today, at all of the people who helped make us who we are, I know it feels like we’re saying goodbye, but we will carry a piece of each other into everything that we do next, to remind us of who we are, and of who we’re meant to be. ” – Gwen Stacy
Number of Times Seen – 2 (24 Jul 2014 and 11 Mar 2015)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – While battling his own personal demons from his past, Peter Parker must also save NYC from three new villains.
My Take on it – When I first saw this movie last summer, I was a bit disappointed because I have grown (we all have actually) to better quality superhero movies.
Rewatching it, I felt it was slightly better than I had originally thought, but not as good as a superhero movie should be
I found that all 3 of the villains weren’t created strong enough or menacing enough and they all felt like cookie cutter villains that they were just there to scream and not do much besides that.
The movie suffers from too many storylines and it all gets too jumbled together instead of focusing on key elements, the story is all over the place.
The plotlines dealing with Gwen and Peter’s parents were interesting and needed to be emphasized more to make thismovie even better.
The special effects are done really well and they keep getting better and better as each new movie comes out.
The best thing about this movie was the character of Gwen Stacy (played by Emma Stone) who added so much depth to the storyline.
I’m glad this will once again be rebooted, this time by the Marvel people who have shown they know what they are doing.
Bottom Line – Better than the first SM movie with Garfield, but the villains seem too cookie cutter here and not threatening enough. Stone still remains the best reason to watch the reboots. Recommended!
MovieRob‘s Favorite Trivia – When Spider-Man and Electro fling one another at the climactic fight, the heavy bass version of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” a running gag in this series, can be heard when the electric nodes are hit. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10 )(no change from original review)