Point / Counterpoint: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review

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Erik: A gem amongst garbage

The_Amazing_Spider-Man_2_GwenThere was perhaps one bright spot in this movie, and that was the Paeter Parker/Gwen Stacy angle. It should be no surprise that this would be a relationship-heavy film to anyone who does their homework. After all, the director Marc Webb’s most famous movie before the Spider-Man films was 500 Days of Summer. The way Parker and Stacy play off each other is brilliant, and this makes the payoff at the end the defining moment of the movie. The problem is that Webb focuses so much on this aspect of the film, that he forgets his other players and plots. Everything just felt squished together and rushed, and that makes for an unenjoyable viewing experience.

Angel: Love Conquers all

Don’t get me started on the tragedy that happened (cue the crying and screaming). I truly have no idea how the next film will show Peter moving on from that. Mary-Jane? No thank you. On that note, no one can deny Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone’s flawless chemistry. Of course, the fact that they are dating in real life contributes to their acting, no doubt. But it is so clear how much they love each other, as their characters and as people.

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