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Movie Corner: The Amazing Spiderman 2

Movie: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Fox, Sally Field and Dane DeHaan
Runtime/Rating: 142 min. / PG-13

In a nutshell, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) graduates high school about the same time he starts seeing the ghost of Captain Stacy (Denis Leary), the father of his girlfriend Gwen Stacy. And with these sightings, he is reminded over and over of the promise he made Captain Stacy.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens with Peter's parents; and we finally find out what happened to Peter's parents and it plays into the current story as well.

If you'll remember, Peter promised Captain Stacy as he was dying that he would stay away from Gwen. That didn't last long, although Peter did try. The sequel opens up with Spider-Man taking on the bad guys who have stolen a truck full of plutonium. He's supposed to be at his high school graduation, but turns out he's a little busy.

As the story of Peter and Gwen unfolds, so too does the story of an electrical engineer named Max who becomes Electro. To top it all off, Harry Osborn returns from boarding school with a disease that's killing him. Obsessed with finding the cure, he pleads with Spider-Man for his blood, and then the venom that Oscorp has kept hidden.

All in all, the movie has depth as Peter struggles to do what he promised Gwen's father, fights to keep the city safe, and does so with wit and charm. I very much enjoyed this movie. And as a side note, I much prefer Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man than Tobey Maguire. He's more believable, and he's more engaging.

I'm looking forward to Spider-Man joining The Avengers. My husband says he's supposed to, so we shall see if the big boys will play nice and let that unfold.

I give The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a 4 out of 5 stars. It was that enjoyable.



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Movie Corner: The Amazing Spiderman 2 Movie Corner: The Amazing Spiderman 2 Reviewed by Candace Salima on Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Rating: 5