MOVIE REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Spins a Web of Awesomeness

Columbia Pictures, Marvel Enterprises, Avi Arad Productions, Matt Tolmach Productions
Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Dennis Leary
Directed by Mark Webb

Philippine Release Date: April 30, 2014
Runtime: 142 minutes (2 hours 22 minutes)
MTRCB Rating: PG


Here are a few excerpts from my review of the film, posted on WebsPinas:

Given all of the characters, events, and elements that the filmmakers saw fit for inclusion in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it’s actually quite surprising that the follow-up to the 2012 Spider-Man film reboot not only avoids becoming an overcrowded mess, but also measures up to what many people consider as the gold standard for Spider-Man films, Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 2.”

Every Spider-Man fan knows that the friendly neighborhood superhero is well-known for his sense of humor (or rather, his somewhat annoying tendency to become a non-stop quip machine), and this is one of the aspects where “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” outshines every other Spidey film before it. “Spider-Man comic book come to life” would perhaps be the best way to describe this movie. There are no words to adequately express how happy I was to see the Spider-Man I grew up reading about done right in live-action, from his costume and acrobatics to his scientific prowess and quick wit.

Ultimately, the film succeeds as two things: an entertaining and action-packed sequel featuring one of fiction’s greatest characters, and a rich universe from which “Venom,” “Sinister Six,” and more films under the Spider-Man umbrella can spring forth in the future.”

Read the rest of my review here: FILM REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

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