That's why im liking the new guy , he's not some emo tool - A bit hipsterish though. At least he didn't need two movies to score his girl. Gwen Stacey >> MJ "Spidey bait" Watson. --- Double Post Merged, May 2, 2014 --- _____________________________________________________________________________________ THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Whew.. so just back from watching The Amazing Overly Nice and Super Romantic Spiderman 2 (sponsored by Sony).. and boy was it something else. First off full props to Emma Stone (Gwen Stacey) who stole the show .. her performance, her parts were just too cute & awesome, that you'd forget you were watching a Superhero movie and not a Rom-Com (your appreciation may vary). Now onto the movie, one general observation would be that the movie tried pull is lot of directions at once, Romance - Dark Secrets - Action - Loss. Its good if these come in a natural sequence but given the run time of 2:22 hrs the writers had to shuffle back and forth a lot. Now on to the villains, Harry Osborne's story was super rushed - not enough motivation/plot there to turn him 'evil' .. So instead the writers relied on casting a scrawny guy and giving him an emo haircut to get the audience to hate him. (and a ton of daddy issues like our last one). Electro was done somewhat better but in a very predictable way - (the Hulk cycle). Jamie Foxx's transformation from nobody to nemesis is all because of his acting skills. Comparing to the previous Spiderman series, which kept our Hero really humble and down on his luck - the new Garfield's Spidey seems to have it all and does everything with so much ease. So this is certainly once aspect where the Tobey Spidey scores over Garfield's as he was more relatable & sympathetic in his times of struggle. You'd think that with their financial struggle he wouldn't be able to buy expensive Canon & Sony DSLRs and Vaio laptops. Humor, well Spidey is family friendly hero-next-door so the movie had to be kept lighthearted but there is that one emerging aspect in such (action) movies today is the meta humour that is constantly thrown in - While clichéd situations are a staple - its amusing to see the characters play it off from an audience perspective. (meta: Humour about humour - See: Community (TV Series) for more ). Another lacking in the current series is the presence of secondary characters, T-Spidey has some pretty memorable ones but our G-Spidey is just too centered around the main cast. The story is told mostly from our Hero's perspective so we are not really able to the explore the Spidey-verse. The actions sequences were beautifully choreographed CGI'd .. the slo-mo camera tracking really helped follow the action which is ususally too fast to follow (See Transformers series). The use of 3D was actually welcome and was done right. Over all those who have some 'expections' about the plot will get everything they want - Its all there, predictable but nicely executed especially that end. The movie ends with all strings neatly tied up and a new dangers on the horizon but you are left to wonder if there is any 'growth' left in our Spidey - Every hero has his journey, we are left to wonder what his struggles would be apart from his mortal enemies. PS: I swear they should just do a Spinoff Romantic Comedy between just Peter Parker & Gwen Stacey, this movie just leaves you wanting for more.