Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: One hot mess of a movie

I love superhero movies.  I really do.  I find it in my heart to love even bad ones at least a little.  I focus on soaring moments or bits of action and give my love to those.  So, I tried really hard to love this one, and I'm still trying, but I'm not there yet.  The best I can do is to say that I disliked it the least of any of the folks in the group that went to see it with me. 

This movie makes every type of mistake it can.  At one or more points in it, the film's creators treated us to bad plotting, bad line-by-line writing, bad acting, bad special effects, bad pretty much everything.  Each time I'd start to get into it, the movie would find a way to pull me back out. 

I honestly didn't hate it, because I so love the character and so wanted to enjoy it, and despite all its failures, I still had a decent time watching it.  I just kept wishing for it to do something, anything, really well. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a steaming hot mess of a film, a stew of ingredients that could have worked but that ultimately never came together.  If you, like me, are a superhero film fanatic, then by all means check it out.  Otherwise, though, save your money.


Anonymous said...

(Oh Noooo! Not a power outage! Everybody run out side and panic!!!!)

I enjoyed the special effects and the first almost a villain as a character.

I am not sure if it was purely a really scater brained script or just a director unwilling to cut anything out and direct the focus. Still, it's probable better then siper-man 3 at least I enjoyed it. If I remember correctly 3 and amazing 2 both had Peter do the jump and tap his feet together thing. Coincidence or kiss of death?


Mark said...

It would be an easy lesson if that was indeed the kiss of death!


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