Film Review: The Amazing Spiderman 2 - Rise of Electro

The old rule of the sequel not living up to the first, of being shoddy quality etc, is fast being eroded by the high quality of those now being made.

Catching Fire, Star Trek into Darkness, the Harry Potter films, and now this one.

The real strength of this film are the actors and accordingly, the focus is on them for the full two hours and twenty minutes. (That and the off the wall - literally, special effects)

Andrew Garfield is truly a wonder and in this he brings the torment of the young and torn superhero to the screen in a skilful fashion. Joining him once more - Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, his off again, on again girlfriend and Sally Field, his aunt May, worrying and caring for him in near equal measure.

Joining him for the first time, Dane DeHaan as his long lost friend Harry Osborn (his father is portrayed by Chris Cooper), and Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon, who becomes the title villain of this piece. Marton Csokas, is a doctor and Paul Giamatti pops in too, near the end.

Those who loved the first, will be won over by this one. The same humour and fun has been kept intact and in keeping with the new sequel rule, the ante is well and truly upped. To eleven. Maybe more like twelve.


  1. This quote comes from one of the sequels referenced.

    “Peeta: See Katniss, the way the whole "friend" thing works is that you have to tell each other the deep stuff.
    Katniss: The deep stuff?
    Peeta: Yeah.
    Katniss: Like what?
    Peeta: Like... what's your favourite colour?
    Katniss: Oh, now you've stepped over the line.”


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