Sep 9, 2021
Hampers its blend of spectacular action and tender romance by being forcefully shaped into a sequel delivery service.
Feb 1, 2021
The busiest superhero movie in recent memory.
Dec 4, 2020
The necessity and significance of beginning the franchise anew falters even further.
Sep 1, 2020
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn't the perfect Spider-Man film.
Jul 16, 2020
The major problem with The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is that it has a convoluted and unbalanced plot, clearly not learning its lessons from Spider-Man 3 about having too many villains in one film.
Jul 8, 2020
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 works best when Peter isn't wearing the trademark red and blue suit, when he's just being a kid. The superhero side, however, falls short.
Mar 25, 2020
There isn't that one obvious thing that doesn't work about this particular reboot. It's a lot of tiny things that don't work feeding into a tributary system of things that don't work, which eventually dumps into an entire ocean of not working.
Feb 15, 2020
With appalling dialogue, slapstick humour, some bizarre aesthetics, and cheesy moments aplenty (Peter's Spider-Man theme ringtone or Electro beating Spidey up to the tune of "Incy Wincy Spider"), this is the Batman & Robin of the Spider-Man franchise.
Nov 22, 2019
While The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still more charming than The Avengers, it falls prey of trying to do too much.
Aug 6, 2019
Spider-man's new costume looks swell, and Emma Stone is charming. Those are the only two things about The Amazing Spider-man 2 I didn't hate with the fiery anger of a thousand exploding suns.
Jul 31, 2019
The Amazing Spider-man 2 can serve to entertain, especially if you love 3D and special effects interspersed with the occasional expertly acted scene.
Jul 5, 2019
Plodding and overstuffed where it should be light and nimble, feeling more like a product than a labor of love.
Jun 11, 2019
It's fun, but nothing more.
Mar 20, 2019
While it shares problems with its predecessor, it also confirms Garfield as the very best big screen iteration of Spidey. What's more, there's even perhaps an argument that he's the strongest of all of Marvel's movie misfits.
Feb 1, 2019
The fifth web slinger film since 2002 (the second in this reboot) is overstuffed with plot threads flying everywhere, but there is just enough there to keep the series alive.
Jan 22, 2019
The movie may be lacking focus, overstuffed and overlong (2.5 hours), but I didn't find the changing tone distracting.
Jan 15, 2019
Is The Amazing Spider-Man 2 worth watching? Yes, especially on the big screen, when we can feel ourselves flying along. Amazing may be overstating the movie's impact, though.
Jan 11, 2019
There's no driving style behind it, just a lot of white noise and cues for comics fans to slurp up.
Jan 9, 2019
I'm still not convinced that we actually needed this rebooted series, but it's getting better - even if it is at a glacial pace. Recommended for diehard Spider-Man fans only.
Dec 9, 2018
Garfield's turn as Peter Parker is unbearably mannered and close to unwatchable at times. It's almost as if he's over-demonstrating the awkward, underdog charm of Parker.