‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ movie review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 delves deeper into the life of Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield), his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and his unknown past. The story is an intertwining web of arcs that tie together perfectly at the end.
The movie begins in a flashback to when Parker’s parents leave him in the care of Aunt May (Sally Field). As the movie goes on, we slowly find out the reason his parents did this. Meanwhile in the present, Spider-Man is busy trying to stop a hijacker in a truck containing plutonium. He rescues Oscorp engineer Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), who now idolizes him because he has no friends of his own. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) comes back to town because his father is on his death bed. These two later become the film’s villains: Electro and the Green Goblin.
Marc Webb tells the story in a way that keeps the film pulsing with life and definitely keeps the audience more than entertained. A lot of it had to do with casting choices: Foxx’s Electro is a cinematic marvel that I will never forget, DeHaan as the Green Goblin was breathtaking to see—especially when he’s still human—,and Garfield and Stone’s chemistry is the most powerful I’ve seen in a superhero movie.
This is my favourite Spider-Man movie and my favourite Marvel movie.