I waited so long to see THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 and it didn’t leave me with the usual happy feeling. This is my first iffy review.
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 has CGI effects (this time) and you could tell they were experimenting, in the beginning phases of learning it and how to place it (which isn’t too professional). It was still GOOOOOOD. What was also GOOOOOD are its’ villains. Only problem, the villains did NOT have enough action airtime, one had no history build-up story (Rhino) and Electro’s story was too overly boo hooed.
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 had a poor script, dare I say it; the plot bounced around and revisited relationship issues we already saw with Tobey McGuire and then some. This Spiderman movie had Too Much Mother And GF Angst. It was frustrating! Where were the editors to leave most of the tape on the editing floor and spice it up with equal villain airtime with more action scenes, less relationship scenes and better directing for 1-2 Electro scenes??????
Something about Andrew Garfield as Spiderman also didn’t click. He probably is a good person – his efforts are strong each time where he does everything right, but I feel he lacks chemistry as the Super Hero with his audience and he isn’t solid all the time. He goes into his British accent 1X accidently. OMG! He doesn’t even hum the Spiderman song with confidence. 😦
Emma Stone is Great and I was super sad to see her character, Gwen Stacy, die, even if the comic book warrants it. Gwen’s death was planned as “the biggest game changer in comic book history” and it worked. It was a Super Cool scene, as sad and confusing as it was. Gwen does leave with the best graduation speech ever about living a life unafraid of living, or making waves to achieve freedom. And when Spiderman wisps Gwen up in the air swinging via web strings, that’s Super Romantically Cool, Hehhee 🙂 But her beginning scenes didn’t do much and could have been left out.
Jaimee Foxx as Max was an Okay, GOOOOOD Enough, Electro, an Electric Villain, a character, but they revisit Max’s story about his jaded feelings a million times. They could have had more airtime with cooler scenes for Electro. And Dane DeHaan made a GREAAAT Amazing Villain throughout, called the Green Goblin, though he is never called that in the film, which isn’t Movie Justice. DeHaan was Very Compelling as Harry and The Green Goblin 🙂 Kudos. Overall, the villains could have had more Larger Than Life Super Villain scenes tearing up the city and destroying the world around them. The split wasn’t equal or greater for the title The Amazing Spiderman 2. We got short changed.
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 was DIS-appointing … a love-dislike film, but you decide and let me know. The Sony-Colombia Pictures relationship is a Cool one; hopefully they listen to the honest reviews and bring-it in Spiderman 3.
Remember the Spidey costumes throughout the 6 decades 🙂 Click to remember back in time 🙂 I don’t recall them LOL 🙂
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So you already heard that Captain America: Winter Soldier is Terrific! It’s full of action, suspense, and HOTT looking heroes. Chris Evans looks great in The Suit (muscles, integrity and all)–after being frozen for decades, it did him right! Scarlett Johanssen looks better than ever! Her voice is sweet too, something I noted as a cartoon voice over actor. I do hope they couple up, but I don’t read comics so I don’t know. She was/IS gorgeous and effective. I enjoyed watching her as a tech savvy dynamo.
Bucky’s return was The Best. I think he was a Nazi all along? We have to wait for Captain America 3 to find out 🙂 Bucky, who was Captain America’s best childhood friend, is the Winter Hott Soldier with a similar twist of fate as Captain America being frozen for decades by the same source. In this Captain America, Bucky presents a dilemma for Captain America and you just sit there hoping they reunite and join forces, but Hydra brainwashed Buckey wiping out his memory and programmed him to fight the evil fight. I just saw 2 Hott men really fighting to save or destroy the universe and the rest similarly distracted me 🙂
I loved Falcon, played by Mackie who starred in Michael Bay’s Pain & Gains. He has a friendly, believable look and wore the wings well 🙂
Samuel L. Jackson was a cool cat. He tricked me every time he played dead. He adds humor to his scenes and I enjoyed him more this Captain America.
Hypra overtaking Shield is a cool plot. The high tech system used with the face of the first Captain America’s evil Nazi scientist voicing all the commands was another cool piece of the plot, spooky, but clever. I used my imagination on that one and can’t wait for Captain America 3. The plot is getting deeper and better and just cooler using the unknown actor for the Winter Solider gets props from me; he rocked it. Captain America: The Winter Soldier is HoTT. Go see it and let’s chat about it.
Loved the intern and her intern (they’re hilarious), the mad, brilliant misunderstood scientist streaker, the kiss/es, the cgi, Loki’s transformations and tricks, the story, Thor in every powerful scene and Natalie Portman’s role as the luckiest scientist on Earth.
There is chemistry, great one liners, action, and fun dialogue throughout–for newbies too. Thor: The Dark World Is So Much Fun To Watch, not just saying because I am the #1 fan and Thor is a handsome super hero.