Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2


Directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the reboot that sees the return of the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). This time, Peter learns that being Spider-Man comes at a price, as only he can protect his fellow New Yorkers, most importantly girlfriend Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone), from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realise that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

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Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

(Published in Issue 12 of my publication In Retrospect)


After the huge success of The Avengers earlier this year, this month sees the release of Marvel‘s latest film, The Amazing Spider-Man. Directed by Marc Webb, the film is a reboot of Sam Raimi‘s original Spider-Man trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire in the lead role. Now with Andrew Garfield taking the role as Peter Parker, a.k.a the web-slinging superhero that is Spider-Man, we see a different, more personal side to his story. As Peter finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young, his path puts him on a collision course with his father’s former partner Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), whose current experiments with animal stem cells will change the lives of them both.

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2 Amazing New Spider-Man Posters

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Spider-Man has caught two new posters in his web this week, further highlighting that The Amazing Spider-Man does look pretty amazing.

Featuring Andrew Garfield in the lead role, Marc Webb’s reboot of Marvel’s web-slinging superhero follows Peter Parker’s journey to put the pieces of his past together he uncovers a secret that his father held; a secret that will ultimately shape his destiny as Spider-Man.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Captures A Brand New Synopsis & Image In His Web

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Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis for director Marc Webb‘s reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man, as a new image of Andrew Garfield in his web-slinging costume is also featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The Amazing Spider-Man, which features Garfield in the lead role, also stars and Emma Stone as his love-interest Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Martin Sheen and Sally Field. It is set to open in 3D and 2D cinemas on 4th July, 2012.

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New Photos and Confirmed Sequels for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

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The official website for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man has gone live this week, revealing a bunch of brand-new images, as well as the official synopsis and some character descriptions, which promise that this film is the first of several in the works.

Something else that’s been noticed from the new website is that Irrfan Khan, originally said to be playing a character named Van Adder, is now credited as Dr. Ratha.

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Amazing Video and Photos From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Set

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This week we have new images from The Amazing Spider-Man shoot that took place in New York and a video of the set showing the web-slinger in action.

The pictures give us sneak-peak at Marc Webb’s reboost of the Spider-Man franchise, showing the cast in their character roles both during and after takes.

The images include Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as Peter Parker and love-interest Gwen Stacy cosying up, and what I presume to be an effect of Spider-Man at work as a hapless criminal hangs strung up by his boxers outside the local police department.

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It’s Been a ‘Super’ Week for Marvel and DC

This week sees the trailers of two of the most anticipated and upcoming superhero films, the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marc Webb‘s first in a series of rebooted Spider-Man films, The Amazing Spider-Man. Captain America is out in cinemas next week and a (good quality) trailer is due for The Avengers shortly. With the Comic-Con this week, as well, everyone has gone Marvel and DC mad.

First up there’s Captain America which is released in UK cinemas next week on 29th July. Only a short time to wait until the year for the following three films. However, Captain America is the last of The Avengers team that we need to meet so it’s about time. Captain America is the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) who is deemed unfit for military service and volunteers for a top-secret research project, thus turning him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.

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Film Review: 500 Days of Summer

(Please note: This was my first ever film review, so it does contain spoilers and is more of an analysis of the film rather than a review.)

I watched 500 Days of Summer expecting the usual boy-meets-girl and lives happily ever after scenario; whilst I was completely wrong in my expectations, I absolutely love this film.

Directed by Marc Webb, the film follows aspiring architect Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon Levitt), a man who falls head over heels for a woman named Summer (Zooey Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in love at all. But can Tom persuade Summer that love is real?


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