- What is this movie about?
I think is pretty obvious what is it about…. Spiderman, your neighbour!! But a brief summary for those who are lost…. This is the continuation of “The Amazing Spiderman”: Peter is dating Gwen Stacy (she knows he is Spiderman) and they are happily together…. (more or less). Then, there is Electro, the new electric bad guy, we see the Green Goblin for the first time…. and Peter’s Past. And here is where I stop in order to avoid spoilers!
- Why should you watch this movie?
If you liked the first “The Amazing Spiderman” you will like this one better. It goes deeper into Peter Parker’s character and it shows us what is he dealing with, keeping the ones he loves away from any harm (or at least trying to). Yes, sometimes is too fluffy, but everything has a reason why. It has action too, really cool visual effects and music to our ears anytime Electro is on the screen. It goes deeper into the characters, it is not just an action movie. So if you are looking more of that, please go back to the old trilogy, cause this one is different, for me in a good different way. Yes, sometimes it goes slow, but it recovers the speed quickly. Really a movie worth your time.
For me, Andrew Garfield is a better Spidy than Tobbey McGuire, and his chemistry with Emma Stone is really welcoming for the audience, you can feel it anytime the both share the screen. The rest of the cast does a good job too, I specially like Dane DeHaan as the new Green Goblin (anyone but James Franco, please!!). He really has the physics for the role (and I hope to see more of him in the future!).
PD: At the end of the credits there is a little sneak peek tease for the upcoming “X-Men. Days of the Future Past”. Cause we love Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique!
For more convincing: Why fans must see ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ opening weekend (opinion)
- Did you know?
– This is the first “Spider-Man” film to be filmed entirely in New York, and the largest film production ever in New York City.
– Two display cases in Oscorp feature a set of metal wings, and an exoskeleton holding four arms. These are homages to Spider-Man’s antagonists the Vulture (Adrian Toomes) and Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius).
– It took 3 1/2 hours for Dane DeHaan’s makeup to be complete when he was in his Goblin costumer. The suit, which weighed 50 pounds, took about an hour to put on.
– As was done with Captain America in his second on-screen appearance for the movie “The Avengers”, Spiderman’s costume for this film is tailored to resemble his original costume from the comic books, when the character was first introduced. The costume for this film includes the original color patterns for Spidey’s hands and feet and the Large White eyepieces (which have not been done in any major motion picture about Spiderman. Each time, the costume eyes were thin, clear colored frames.) The only differences from the costume for this film and the very first Spider-man costume, are the Spider insignia on his back and the lack of Web “wings” beneath his arms.
– The dog that Gwen walks while Peter spies in her from a rooftop, actually belongs to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. They adopted him in 2013.
– Two Spider-Man villains have minor roles in the movie. A female Oscorp employee named Felicia. Her full name Felicia Hardy. In the comics, she is also known as Black Cat. A cat burgle and occasionally a love interest for Spiderman. Also a male employee named Smythe, his full name is Allister Smythe, in the comics, he builds the Spider Slayers, robots built to hunt spider man, eventually he would get powers and become a villain called Spider Slayer.
– At 142 minutes, this is the longest spider-man film to date.
– The film’s mid-credits scene teases X-Men: Days of Future Past, produced by 20th Century Fox, while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is produced by Sony/Columbia Pictures. This is because the director Marc Webb has a contract with Fox to make another film for them after the first Amazing Spider-Man movie, but instead of doing so, he signed to do TASM2. This was allowed by Fox, IF Sony would agree to promote their next X-Men movie, for free.