The Amazing Spiderman 2 hits Berlin cinemas April 17
The first Amazing Spiderman with Andrew Garfield did surprisingly well, despite the loss of Tobey Maguire, putting new focus on Peter’s parents, who were ignored in the previous films. Number 2 suffers from excessive special effects, which are unnecessary for a film with a reasonably good plot, especially since they get in the way of some of the film's fascinating scenes. The idea of Electro as a disappointed Spidey fan is a great change from the norm, as is the introduction of Harry Osborn as a very human and emotional character. He is one of the only Spiderman villains that one can relate to.
As with the other Spiderman films, Spiderman 2 suffers from constructed romance scenes, compounded here by a continuity lapse in comparison to the comics, defining the Sinister Six as a group of criminals equipped with Oscorp technology, as well as portraying Harry (rather than Norman Osborn) as the green goblin. This film alternates between truly intriguing personal scenes that reveal a lot about otherwise ignored characters and dumb fight scenes, with an added drawback: disregard of previous plot-lines.
The Amazing Spiderman 2 | Directed by Marc Web (USA, 2013) with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. Starts April 17