The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite the efforts of Electro, the franchise is running shockingly low on juice."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"The trouble with director Marc Webb's disappointing sequel is it wants to have it both ways: to take seriously human connection and loss and also spin the spectacular and pulpy... Spider-Man 2 never locates that sweet spot."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"... pales in comparison to its predecessor as it emphasizes spectacle more than story."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Andrew Garfield is note-perfect, and the chemistry he shares with Emma Stone is reason enough to watch, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is too cartoony and childish for its own good. A disappointing backwards step for the series."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2 throws everything at the wall to see what sticks, but most of it just goes "splat." It is an exhausting experience, and one that feels far less than amazing."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dark Horizons
"About the best thing one can say about this fiasco is that Webb has taken only two films to reach the same exhausted, exhausting endpoint that Raimi required three to achieve. It's progress, of a sort."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"The studios and the producers have to split the difference -- between excellence and adequacy, between darkness and light, between seriousness and fun. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have been split too far. It doesn't taste like anything."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Another lesson on why introducing too many villains dilutes the richness of detail available when focusing on one. A delightful reboot diminished in its second act."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Despite the number of villains and conspiracies at work in the screenplay, they actually aren't what makes this film overlong and wearying. A leaner script and/or more judicious editing re: (Peter & Gwen's) relationship would have made a better movie."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"While there is much to enjoy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it is also hard not to feel like it is working primarily as yet another set-up, building the foundation for future films at the expense of the central narrative"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"I think I'll pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 3."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's like they took one good and one bad script and mashed them together... proof that the box office has become all about the franchise..."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"Passes comic-book muster"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"In spite of the numbing effect of this chaotic claptrap, the movie is still blessed with an incredible super power: the chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone"
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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