While watching The Amazing Spiderman 2 I had a sense of déjà vu , of reliving the train wreck of Sam Raimi’s Spiderman 3 all over again. I kept searching for a remote control in order to find the fast forward or mute button in order to save my sanity. As you can see I was not entertained at all by the second installment in this new series.
It seemed like the writer took all the wrong elements from the 70’s Spiderman T.V. show and the comic book. Having our hero telling jokes during a chase scene in the movie, endangering people’s lives seemed out of character to me. Spiderman would tell a joke or have a witty remark only when the threat was contained…just saying.
Then there is the love story between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone) that seemed like a bad soap opera making the movie feel like a 12 hour mini-series.
They should have waited a few more years after Sam Raimi’s original trilogy before putting out another Spiderman movie so as to create a longing and work on a better story. Hold on web slingers, I will be reviewing the Sam Raimi's original trilogy in the not so distant future as well.