The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that is a promise he cannot keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Before I continue this review, I just want to warn anyone with photosensitive epilepsy not to watch this movie. Honestly, no-one should watch this movie, but there is a long sequence in this move where the screen flashes colors rapidly. I'm not even someone who is easily bothered by flashing lights, and that sequence hurt my eyes. Plot - This movie is really boring. Honestly I was hoping that it would be so stupid that it becomes funny (like the first movie) but at no point does it get to that level of ridiculousness. There are several pointless subplots (like the romance) that only seem to be in this movie to waste time. The only scenes that I kind of liked were a few of the scenes with Spider-Man, but even then they were kind of dumb. I'm glad that this franchise ended. Every other version of Spider-Man that I've seen so far is so much better in nearly every way. I know a lot of people didn't like "Spider-Man 3" but at least that movie had believable effects and a coherent story.Effects - This movie has pretty terrible effects. Electro never reaches the same level of goofiness as The Lizard, but he's still bad. Unfortunately, all the bad acting, action, and effects in this movie end up just being really dull as opposed to funny. Again, the action is really bad. I'm pretty sure that nearly everything in the fights is CG and it looks really bad. Acting - Like I said, most of the acting is pretty bad. I don't know if its the bad script, the bad direction, or if no-one cared. Probably all three. No-one in this movie gives a convincing performance.Overall this movie is the worst thing that a movie can be - boring. I'll give the first movie credit, it had me laughing. It was at the movie's stupidity, but at least the first movie was creative in how dumb it got. This sequel is just poorly made, cliched crap. Also, and I'm not even making this up, this movie put my little brother to sleep. He was fast asleep on the couch about an hour into it. That is how boring it is.
Too many sub-plots......... Performances were great Effects were awesome Fighting sequences were great Plot was not good Electro was worse
There's nothing much to say here. I had no idea I could be disappointed by a movie I wasn't even remotely excited for. I didn't like the first Amazing Spider-Man but it was a average movie as a whole, this movie somehow takes all the problems I had with the first one and either got rid of them and introduced some more, or kept them and somehow made them worse. The acting, unlike the original, is awful. No one is enthusiastic about anything and literally no one gave a damn. Electro looks stupid and his origin is just as stupid and Peter's romance with Gwen is inconsistent and not believable in the slightest. It's not as dark as the original but when it does try to get dark and dramatic they fail on every level. The ending, when Gwen dies and Peter is distraught I did not feel a single bit of emotion because they're relationship was done so badly and the acting never convinced me. I honestly do not get why so many people like and defend this movie as it completely bastardizes the Spider-Man character.
Boy is this movie horrible. It fails on so many levels I can't even count them. I watched this movie hoping it would be better than the previous one, and I was sorely disappointed.EVERY CHARACTER in this movie is terrible. You don't feel for any of them, nor do you like any of them. They're all boring charicatures who only play one role.Holy cow the shaky cam. It's unecesarry and stupid, and plagues so many parts of this movie. It looks bad and is only there because the cinematography is so bleedingly atrocious. The beginning has it especially bad, with shaky cam out the wazoo, and it never works.Nothing in this movie looks good. The color correction is horrible and the characters look dumb.The story is incoherent, dumb, and cliche. The villain's plot is stupendously dull, and the tone is bad and inconsistent. The humor never works. All of the shots are so bland and tasteless.This is a forgettable, talentless, boring movie, and it really shows. Do not spend money on this disgusting piece of film.