The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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In Theaters May 2 (13 days)
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: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
"Despite some risible moments (often involving computers), this is overall a fresh and funny addition to the Marvel canon."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"A fun, if undemanding sequel, that just about gets away with its shortcomings."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"Its screenplay may clunk, and its logic may be questionable even by the standards of comic book movies, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 remains a rather fun bit of cinematic overkill."
‑ Dominic Mill, We Got This Covered
"Director Marc Webb handles the multiple storylines and characters with aplomb and the action is vibrant, stylish and often funny."
‑ Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express
"Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry."
‑ Guy Lodge, Variety
"The amazing 3D mayhem wreaked by Electro in New York's Times Square is worth the price of admission alone."
‑ Alan Frank, Daily Star
"Suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The narrative drifts, and those extravagant effects, paradoxically, make the film eminently forgettable, or at least indistinguishable from every other CGI-heavy assault on our senses."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"Garfield is impressively lithe in the suit, plausibly vulnerable out of it, and it's hard to imagine a better Spidey."
‑ David Sexton, This is London
"Strong characters portrayed by talented actors are unfairly overshadowed by Webb's indecisive direction, with Webb not sure if he wants to make a superhero action/drama or a 142 minute cartoon."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"For all its attractive elements, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is hoary, unconvincing fare. The cobwebs are beginning to show."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"I'm extremely pleased to say that there may be hope for our friendly, neighbourhood spandex wearing New Yorker."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"Garfield carries a massive Hollywood blockbuster on his shoulders and makes it look like the simplest thing in the world."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"We're pushed by a heavy hand to the film's conclusion. What happens? ... There's slow motion. Copious computer effects. Even more slow motion. Cogs and distractions. And then... well, the comics did this simpler and better in the Seventies."
‑ Peter Hoskin, The Spectator
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