While the Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from some of the same problems… MoreWhile the Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from some of the same problems that plagued Spider-Man 3 (too many characters and villains), it is nice to finally get some new material after so much of the first Amazing Spider-Man was retread. For that reason alone I liked this one more than the first. The returning cast is more at ease in their roles and the newcomers are solid. I liked Jamie Foxx as Electro even though the characters motivation is pretty weak. Dane Dehaan isn't as good as James Franco was as the best friend Harry Osborn, but does a much better job with the transition to villain Green Goblin. The special effects in this are outstanding. One of my complaints with the first Amazing Spider-Man was that I thought the city looked too computer generated compared to the original. In this one, it looks much better. The action is nothing we haven't seen in other superhero films, but it is effective. The Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker relationship drives the film and is very well done. I found this film highly entertaining, despite its obvious flaws, and a step in the right direction. After only being mildly excited about the prospect of a sequel after the first Amazing Spider-Man, I am definitely looking forward to what they have in store next.