‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro’ is the sequel to 2012’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan and Jamie Foxx.
I really liked the first film. Yes it had some plot points that were in the original ‘Spider-Man’ trilogy, but as a whole it was nicely filmed and constructed.
This film is quite the opposite. Let’s start with the positives. The chemistry between Garfield and Stone is incredible with their performances pretty darn good, with praise to Garfield.
The visual effects and action sequences are spectacular, this is a nice looking film, visually. There are certain aspects and scenes which are darn impressive, but there are some aspects which are a miss.
But the humour is there, much like there was in the first film, at times can be really funny and I love Spider-Man’s wit in this rebooted series.
The strongest part of the film was the last half hour, which felt like it was a totally different movie altogether.
There are some things I had a few problems with the film. The dialogue was extremely cheesy, at times, mainly some of Electro’s lines, and the villains, too much. Now, if they developed these villains properly, then I wouldn’t have a problem with so many villains all in one movie. Harry Osborne was by far the strongest character in the movie. His motif, his backstory, it all makes sense. Electro, not enough to make the character believable, but there was a nice sympathetic scenes at the start of the film, but somewhere the character loses that and becomes pretty generic and comes out like a cartoon in my opinion towards the ending of the film.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is a bit uneven, unfocused with the narrative, but has too much going on with the villains and storylines, but the visual effects are great, the acting is good and the film, at times, can be very enjoyable.