The second instalment of the new Amazing Spider-Man series has a lot to live up. After only ten years since the last sequel to a Spider-Man origin story, this one has a duty to justify whether it was worth it to reboot the series in the first place.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a lot going on. In this film, Andrew Garfield, who stars as the web-slinging hero, is slightly older, maybe wiser but has contributed to bettering the safety of Manhattan through vigilantism. He’s also graduating college along with girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), as Peter Parker of course. In amidst all this, Peter is still trying to make sense of his parents’ abandonment when he was a child; has reached out to his childhood best friend Harry Orborn (Dane DeHaan) after his own father (Chris Cooper) passes away; and is battling the token bad guy.Read more