2.5

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Action Adventure Comic


 

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" disappointingly fails to capitalise on the promise of its predecessor. 'Spidey' in full flight is still a sight to behold, and the striking visuals and first-person action sequences will dazzle. There are high marks for characterisation, only it's wasted with so many of them on screen. Navigating the myriad of plot threads and seemingly endless procession of villains becomes akin to being stuck in a web... only for the whole thing to be clumsily unravelled, paving the way for an inevitable next instalment. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 17th April 2014
Sony Pictures 142 mins