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Bettie's Box Office: The Amazing Spiderman 2 Review
Updated: Monday, June 2 2014, 10:33 PM CDT
Maybe they should call it, "The Pretty Good Spiderman 2."
In this sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is haunted by a promise he made at the end of last movie: to stay away from his girlfriend, Gwen (Emma Stone), to protect her from the bad guys. On top of that, he has to battle a super-charged super-villain called Electro (Jamie Foxx), who has teamed up with Peter's childhood friend, Harry Osborne (Dane DeHaan). They're both determined to smash Spiderman like a bug.
The acting is pretty good -- especially with the addition of creepy Dane DeHaan as Harry. Garfield is also pretty comfortable in his Spidey skin. The movie's real weakness is its script, which has some pretty lame dialogue and often tries to out-comic the comic-book action.
But, it's the special effects that are, indeed amazing. You feel like you're right there with Spiderman as he swings and slings around skyscrapers. The action and the acting make The Amazing Spiderman 2 worth a matinee. Be sure to go for the full IMAX 3D experience. It's a fun start to the summer blockbuster season. Bring on X-Men and Godzilla!
The Amazing Spiderman 2 is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.