So I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2. I had really high hopes for it, mostly because I was pleasantly surprised by the first movie. Alas, if you’ll excuse the pun, it was a tangled web of a movie. My thoughts are best expressed in the following tweet:
Dear Sony, Please let Marvel Studios have Spider-Man. You’ll make money, we’ll get good Spider-Man movies. Sincerely, Everybody.
— Darren Alejos (@violintide) May 8, 2014
Sigh. It’s really a shame, too, because I absolutely love Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker, and Emma Stone is just wonderful as Gwen Stacy. They have such a natural chemistry, and it’s no coincidence that the movie’s best scenes were those featuring Gwen and Peter. Also, Spider-Man’s action sequences were fun to watch. But ultimately there was just too much going on, and a few too many ridiculous moments that did not make sense.
So pour one out for the web-slinger, and let’s all hope that one day we see Spider-Man in an Avengers movie.