The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Reviews

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September 22, 2016
Over-stuffed with plot and consequently struggles to invest the audience in any of it, since there's so much to get through and so many future films and spinoffs to set up.
May 5, 2014
Despite the efforts of Electro, the franchise is running shockingly low on juice.
May 2, 2014
About the best thing one can say about this fiasco is that Webb has taken only two films to reach the same exhausted, exhausting endpoint that Raimi required three to achieve. It's progress, of a sort.
May 2, 2014
This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry.
May 2, 2014
The trouble with director Marc Webb's disappointing sequel is it wants to have it both ways: to take seriously human connection and loss and also spin the spectacular and pulpy... Spider-Man 2 never locates that sweet spot.
May 2, 2014
The studios and the producers have to split the difference -- between excellence and adequacy, between darkness and light, between seriousness and fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have been split too far. It doesn't taste like anything.
May 2, 2014
I think I'll pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
May 1, 2014
Overstuffed plot and too many villains, but the visual effects pop, and Garfield/Stone are still better than Maguire/Dunst.
May 1, 2014
The successes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are human, the failures are typical of superhero CGI adaptations. In a world where the incredible is routine, the "amazing" is mundane.
May 1, 2014
The new Spider-Man series has managed to do in two films what the previous Spider-Man series did in three: transform an engrossing comic-book coming-of-age epic into an overstuffed and off-putting battle royale.
May 1, 2014
At just under two and a half hours, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" isn't just a raucous good time; it's several of them, pitched to as many different audiences, constantly at war with one another.
May 1, 2014
When Garfield conceals Peter's confused-angry- betrayed scowl beneath that shiny red mask, Spider-Man 2 summons the giddy derring-do of the best Iron Man offerings. It's a good movie that could have been great.
May 1, 2014
Fans who made the first movie such a huge success will doubtless find much to enjoy here, while others will long for the boldness, scope and wit of The Avengers.
May 1, 2014
Even though the ride is bumpy, the final destination is more than worth the effort.
May 1, 2014
Andrew Garfield, returning as Peter Parker, remains ingratiatingly jittery. You can believe that this kid, never at rest, could instantly transform himself into Spider-Man. He matches up well with Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy.
May 1, 2014
How bad is this one ...? Amazingly so. Villainy abounds, but the villains are strident contrivances. Spider-Man flies, but does so dutifully, without joy.
May 1, 2014
Every personal crisis seems to serve the action, and the drama is bloated and blunted because of it.
May 1, 2014
Amazing is a word so overused it no longer has any impact, which makes it the perfect adjective for this second installment of the second franchise based on the Marvel Comics superhero.
May 1, 2014
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is easy to watch but hard to pin down, like a creature with eight legs going in different directions.
May 1, 2014
An unforgivably long assemblage that never coalesces into a compelling story.
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