Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Amazing Spider-Man 2!!!

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Amazing Spider-Man 2!!!

Hightly recommended, this is a great movie for all the Amazing Spider-Man fans. The gang's all here, writers Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci & Jeff Parker. Directed by Marc Webb. In the supporting cast, we've got Peter Parker, his Aunt May, Gwen Stacy, Harry Osborne, Elektro and the Rhino.

Peter is really getting into the swing of things. I loved the effects, believing a man can swing and swing he does extremely well.

Be sure to watch out for the Stan Lee early on in the film. Wouldn't want to miss it. I look forward to the cameos and glad they are adding him to the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Peter Parker's ring tone is a flashback to the cartoon in the sixties cracked me up. Always going off in the most inopportune times. 

The Rhino didn't play as large a part as I was expecting. I got the impression from the previews that it would be a larger role. But what can you say about Paul Giamonti, he always carries off his characters well. It will be something to look forward to.

At first, Spider-Man saves the soon to be Elektro character's life and blueprints. I forget how Elektro was portrayed in the Ditko comics and his origin. I liked him in the movie and I'll need to go back and check him out in the early Marvel comic books.

Elektro is menacing looking after the transformation. The fight scenes are carried off really, really well. There's homage to the Star Trek U.S S. Enterprise during these fight scenes.

There's a lot of romance and quandary for Peter Parker and his relationship with Gwen Stacy (she's just so darn cute.) Poor Peter is always second guessing himself.

There are definite homages of the Gwen Stacy from the comic books.

I missed the Mary Jane character cut from the film as not to take away from Gwen Stacy. Loss to the viewer, not sure, the geek in me says yes, a loss.

I enjoyed seeing so much of Harry Orborne from what I was anticipating. There was good chemistry between Harry and Peter enhancing the movie.

Now, the pictures don't do justice with Harry turning into the Green Goblin. He does carry it off well.The fight scenes are intense, with footage cut to get the PG-13 rating. I'll be looking for that footage added when it comes out on BluRay.

There are homages to a couple more villains as well as a couple more villains mentioned in the course of the movie.

Overall, this was a great movie to watch on the big screen. Okay, the sneak peek was during the credits and not at the very end of them. So, I waded through all the credits expecting another on at the bitter end. Unfortunately not so.

The film runs 142 minutes, so it does get a little long. And, of course, it is wide open for the third installment.

Go and enjoy.

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