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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 May 2014 (USA)
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When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.

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Marc Webb

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Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Emma Stone ... Gwen Stacy
Jamie Foxx ... Electro / Max Dillon
Dane DeHaan ... Green Goblin / Harry Osborn
Colm Feore ... Donald Menken
Felicity Jones ... Felicia
Paul Giamatti ... Aleksei Sytsevich
Sally Field ... Aunt May
Embeth Davidtz ... Mary Parker
Campbell Scott ... Richard Parker
Marton Csokas ... Dr. Ashley Kafka
Louis Cancelmi ... Man in Black Suit
Max Charles ... Young Peter Parker
B.J. Novak ... Alistair Smythe
Sarah Gadon ... Kari
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Storyline

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,608,337, 4 May 2014

Gross USA:

$202,853,933

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$708,982,323
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2.39 : 1
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Finally!
9 August 2014 | by IanCandidoSee all my reviews

This film is getting too much hate by some people and too much love by others (including me), and it seems to be only based on the mental image each group has of spider-man and movie scripts in general.

Those who love the soup opera aspects of Peter Park, hated, they missed the character grow, the motives of the villains (arguable) and complained for having too many story lines. On the other hand those who love comic spidey, loved, for all the stupid puns, the charisma and the of course the action. But the main complain is about the script, but understanding as a comic adaptation, it makes sense, the several sub-plots going on between each fight,the preface and Peter Parker/Spider-Man parallels objectives, it makes just like a regular comic (weekly or monthly) and less like a regular movie.

But What can I say, I was expecting to see the real (mental image, again) Spider-Man on screen, the costume is really (a lot of emphasis here) beautiful, Andrew Garfield really is in the character, Emma Stone makes an active love interest, Dane DeHaan makes a 'realistic' Green Goblin and Paul Giamatti goes a over-the-top, more related to an usual Spider-Man Villain. The only big flaw is Jamie Foxx getting the spotlight just because Django, the character is lost in the movie, half-way between fun villain and real threat, shame because he is the main villain.

Marc Webb got me, I'm gonna be the first in line for: The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Venom-Carnage, Sinister Six, maybe Spider-Woman (not confirmed yet), or any other release of a fun comic adaptation.


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