Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I finally caught The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Blu-Ray and while there are moments of great potential in there, the film seemed to be a wasted opportunity for the most part. There were things I liked a lot - the new costume is the best live action Spidey suit to date, Gwen's fate was handled nicely, and the special effects looked great for the most part. The story, however, was a mess and seemed to repeat past mistakes of other films. Electro looked like Mr. Freeze and had the same back story as The Riddler, giving his whole arc a Joel Schumaker vibe. The Green Goblin was a boring retread with an even worse costume than the first two times, and the Rhino was barely there with a way-over the top performance from the usually reliable Paul Giamatti. On top of all of that, too much time is spent on the mystery of Peter's parents, which after two movies I still don't care about. I hope that some real reevaluation is done before bringing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to life.