Today was my hubby’s birthday. He had to work though so I spent it with a friend who shares the same birthday. We decided to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Warning: here there be spoilers (don’t say that I didn’t warn you).
All in all. It was an enjoyable movie. However, there are quite a few plot holes and Peter comes off really self absorbed. Honestly, I rooted for the bad guys instead. Especially Harry. With 3 villains the movie seemed like it was gonna be over crowded but it’s really just Electro. Rhino has maybe 5 minutes of screen time and as for Harry. Well he pretty much just shows up to kill Gwen. That seemed like a total waste of his character. The equivalent of this would be if the Joker had a 5 minute cameo at the end of The Dark Knight. Since Harry is Spider-Man’s main antagonist.
I really wasn’t feeling the on again off again romance bit. Though I must say I found many of the scenes between them almost unbearably cute.
Peter is a supremely conflicted character and much of this story is devoted to his guilt over how his actions might affect the people around him. This leads to him making a lot of decisions based on his feeling without taking the feelings of the others into consideration. I really felt for Harry because Peter’s reason for refusing to give him his blood was utterly selfish. He’s dying already ffs! At least try dammit!
Jamie Foxx killed it in this movie. His character was very similar to Jim Carrey’s Riddler in that their motivations were the same. I didn’t like how his story ended though. It seems like the movie is endorsing the way he was treated. I couldn’t root for Spider-Man because of this. I honestly wanted Electro to win. Sadly I don’t know the name of the actor who played Harry but I must say I am looking forward to seeing his performance in the next movie.
And that ending argh! It’s the same cliffhanger crap that I got with the Desolation of Smaug. So annoying.
So was this a good movie? Yes. It’s not an amazing movie but it is definitely a fun time. So suspend your sense of disbelief, enjoy the cinematography and that kick ass soundtrack.