Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) has settled into his hectic double life of battling crime on the streets of New York as Spider-Man, while keeping up with his everyday responsibilities as Peter Parker. Upon his graduation from high school, however, Peter finds this delicate balancing act to be too much, forcing him to reconcile his own desire to keep his love Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in his life, with the knowledge that he will forever be putting her life in potential jeopardy by doing so. Things become even more complicated when Peter’s old childhood friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns to our hero’s life – carrying some dangerous secrets with him. Meanwhile, down-trodden Oscorp electrician Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is accidentally transformed into the dangerous force of nature that is Electro, forcing Pete to yet again battle a science experiment-gone-wrong birthed by his dad’s old workplace. This leads Peter to learn more about his parents’ disappearance so many years ago, while starting to uncover the truth about what is going on behind closed doors at Oscorp Industries… I missed out on seeing “The Amazing Spider-Man” when it came out, somehow it felt strange with a reboot of what Sam Raimi started with Tobey Maguire. Tim Robey of The Telegraph said of the second movie, “Marc Webb’s Spider-Man sequel is overstuffed with high-voltage villains, but the sparks between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone save the day”. Richard Roeper gave the film a B+, stating that “It’s about 20 minutes too long and it’s overstuffed with too many characters and too many subplots, but there’s enough good stuff in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to warrant optimism about the next chapter of the franchise.” While Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, gave the film two stars out of five and said: “Things go wrong quickly with Amazing 2. Am I the only one who hates the word Amazing to describe a movie that isn’t? Just asking.” I reckon my opinion is that the foundation of the movie feels so much like the comic I loved and red when I was a kid and Andrew Garfield fits well into to shoes of Peter Parker/Spiderman and the same goes for Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. But, at the same time I felt throughout the movie that it was just “too” adjusted for a young audience and with that becoming “too” cartoony and losing the slightly darker feeling (even if they try to add it) in all the subplots and the crazy chaotic CGI (which is still not fully satisfying). Including too many villains, in this case The Green Goblin, Rhino and Electro is just like adding too much whipped cream on an already too sweet piece of pie. Jamie Foxx Electro is not that good and I wasn´t eagerly satisfied with what Marc Webb had done with Rhino (Paul Giamatti). While Dane DeHaan´s The Green Goblin was more of my liking. Part of the problem is that you don´t really get emotionally engaged by the characters, partly due to the script and partly because “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is actually a bit too campy in my eyes. I had hopes, but in the end I wasn´t satisfied. (3 out of 5)

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