“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ — A Slice of SciFi Review

Noah Richman and Daren Gulsvig review “The Amazing Spiderman 2″ revealing the pros and cons of the script. Storyline is everything for Noah and Daren, who find good and bad throughout the flick.

So, what did you think of The Amazing Spider-Man 2?


  1. Alverant says

    This wasn’t a movie. It was a preview of Sony’s Spider-man franchise for the next few years. Osborn makes these unbelievable leaps in logic in thinking that SM’s blood would cure him but who SM really is. The movie kept inserting things from the comic book just because they can and not because it made sense like introducing the Black Cat. The whole thing with Parker’s parents was unnecessary. I never got the sense Edward Cullen (aka Peter Parker) and Norman Osborn were good friends. They turned Parker into a creepy stalker and is rewarded for that. It was worse than Spider-man 3. At least the “Parker thinks he’s cool” dance down the street made sense. The only way what happened in the movie makes sense is if you see it through the eyes of Sony shareholders.

    I’m glad you didn’t go into the ending. What they did was horrible and was insulting to the source material. They didn’t even go into one of the most important parts, the fallout. I want to avoid spoilers but this movie is already so horribly spoiled.

    • says

      Don’t hold back, buddy… tell us how you really feel :)

      Seriously, I was so pissed off and blatantly unthrilled by Spider-Man 3, I gave up on the franchise.

      After #2, I held out hope that maybe someone at Sony would hit upon the idea of working with Marvel and doing an honest-to-goodness mini-movie series pulled from the Marvel Team-Up comics (literally the only Spidey title I enjoyed, after I gave up on the main title sometime around 1990, or earlier maybe?).

      Now, I just don’t care what they do with Spider-Man, and this particular Marvel girl is happy that all those years ago she stuck with X-Men and The Avengers (and Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Elektra, and New Mutants, and sometimes Alpha Flight and sometimes Thor, and sometimes Moon Knight, and a bunch of mini-series I can’t even recall all the titles of).

      Spider-Man is dead to me.

      • Alverant says

        Spider-man lost me near the end of the second movie with Doc Ock when he took off his mask. At that point in superhero movies it was practically a trope. Seriously, in every SM movie it seems like the villain figures out Spider-man is actually Peter Parker. It seems to be that way in half the Batman movies too.

        SM does have good action scenes because he is a moving hero, his major defense is that he can dodge out of the way of most attacks (even lightning). I won’t fault the movie for that, but I expect better from the plot of a movie based on superhero with decades of world building.

        I gave up on Marvel Comics in about 2009 with Civil War because of how they treated the New Warriors. The NW were part of why I started collecting Marvel comics in the first place. Now that I’m considering starting them again I see the price has gone too high to consider. I’ll stick with Knights of the Dinner Table. I’ll stick with the cartoons they have for Marvel.

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