Film Review

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Review

In this second instalment, of the Spider-Man reboot, we join Peter Parker (Spider-Man, played by Andrew Garfield) as he encounters Oscorp. His relationship with Gwen (Emma Stone) isn’t going so well, and to top this all off, there is are new villains to worry about, in the form of Electro (Jamie Foxx) and old friend Harry Osborn, who is in-fact Green Goblin (Dan DeHaan)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro jumps right in to the action, not needing to establish the origin of Spidey’s powers. The audience is treated to a fast paced action sequence, full of special effects as the film kicks off, establishing some of the bad guys, and reminding us what Spider-Man is capable of. The humour feels slightly forced here, reminding one of the Power Rangers, but thankfully this tapers off as the story shifts gear to a bit of drama, with an insight to the life of Peter Parker and his various relationships with friends, girlfriend and colleagues.

The villain is soon on the scene, and although covered in an incredible amount of special effects, Jamie Foxx delivers. The cast have a noticeable chemistry on screen, until the next faced paced action scene, as Spider-Man battles to save the city from evil.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a faced paced action, that younger viewers will love, and fans will adore. It moves the Spider-Man story along in leaps and bounds, and is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It’s a super hero adventure, that will sweep you up in the story, action and effects. A must for those who follow the Marvel franchise. The film opens 25 April 2014 in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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