Excerpt: Everything else showed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 just threw things on the screen and hopes that fans will be thrilled by all the action and visuals to care whether it is actually good. Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man deserves better, as do we.
Excerpt: Marc Webb presenta el segundo capítulo de su trilogía dedicada al trepamuros en una aventura en la que se ha puesto las pilas en el plano palomitero, pero que sigue trabada por su insistencia en el componente emocional/amoroso. Dos horas y media son demasiadas.
Excerpt: There will be another one, just two years from now, and yet another two years after that. But what ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ fails to demonstrate is why on earth we should want to see any more of the character.
Excerpt: Director Marc Webb’s sequel to his own reboot of the “Spider-Man” series is a soaring, exhilarating thrill ride that effectively maximizes the 3D format to the point of threatening air sickness.
Excerpt: With the carbon copied “origin story” out of the way, this rebooted sequel can finally get somewhere and prove that it has more of a raison d’être. With great waiting comes good, not great, payoff.
Excerpt: In spite of being incredibly popular, the original Spider-Man trilogy was heavily flawed. From its mopey protagonist to its insignificant significant other, Sam Raimi’s admittedly entertaining starter franchise was largely inferior to the Marc Webb-rebooted The Amazing Spider-Man. While that film was superior to all but the second film of the prior franchise, this follow-up is severely problematic and is missing all the fun and tightness of its predecessor.
Excerpt: A mild improvement over its predecessor, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is bright, fast, and fun, boasting some kinetic action set pieces, an appealing trio of lead performances, and a genuine feel for the material from director Marc Webb.
Excerpt: It is clear that Webb wants to elevate the movie above just being an expensive special effects exercise. He succeeds only in part. The movie isn’t as surprising or as refreshing as the original. It doesn’t have the straight-lined narrative of the first movie, but it is interested in its superhero beyond just having him swing around and beat up villains. There’s a heart beating just beneath this elephantine enterprise.