‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is electrifyingly better than its predecessor


“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the first summer blockbuster this year.

The anticipated sequel “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Starting off after the events left from the rebooted franchise two years ago, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) learns to deal with being the hero and save citizens of New York City while being a boyfriend to Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

The film is indeed better then its predecessor. After watching two hours and 21 minutes, all of what was shown to me was that this was not a film at all, but an amazing comic book that came to life showing what Spider-Man can really do whatever a spider can.

It was no surprise that Garfield has done an excellence performance in this film. He already showed that he is the awesome web-head from the first film. Tobey Maguire, you’ve done a nice job of being Spider-Man, but Garfield did a better job 10-fold. However, the superhero was not the character that I was looking forward too. It was two villains: Harry Osborn/Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Max Dillion/Electro (Jamie Foxx).

In this incarnation of Harry Osborn, DeHaan brought out the character of being obsessively absorbed into darkness, fortune and desperation while seeking power. It’s not like the past incarnations of the character where Harry was useless then had to become the iconic villain through the turmoil from his father death. This incarnation of Harry is proven to be a darker, useful and resourceful. Seeing the transformation of him to the Green Goblin is like a game of egg hunting for Easter again. Each time an egg was opened another piece of is revealed.

Jamie Foxx portraying Electro was destructively electrifying to see him transform from a western vigilante in “Django,” to an electric engineer to a powerhouse villain with gigajoules of God’s natural energy. Each strike from his hands was streaks of blue, purple orange creating destruction in the city. The composed music from Hans Zimmer during most of Electro’s screen time was even better than Spidey’s theme.

Going back to the easter egg hunt, that another reason why “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the movie to see to start the summer. The term easter eggs in movies are anything that indicate references or hidden messages with in media especially movies.

Since Marvel Studios has a cinematic universe with film such as “Iron Man,” Thor,” Captain America,” and “The Avengers,” Sony hasdecided to make its own cinematic universe with Spidey. A ton of easter eggs have been scattered all around for what’s going to happen in “The Amazing Spider-Man 3,” which will release in 2016, and other movies with will connect the Spidey universe.

Ultimately, this summer kick-starter film is just a movie to the viewers who see as another money grabber for Sony. While others see it as a full–fledged comic book flipping through the pages and bringing a story that’s extremely better than the original Sam Raimi’s trilogy. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is now playing in theaters everywhere in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.