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Hi folks, Hope you are all well. After another break of writing reviews here is my review of “The amazing spiderman 2” which we  saw recently at the cinema (Released at cinema on 16th April 2014).  Please don’t read if you have not seen the film, spoiler alert.

This is the follow up to the amazing spiderman which I thought was awesome. I have been looking forward to this and couldn’t wait to get to the cinema to the see it.

The film starts with Scientist Richard Parker who records a video message to explain his disappearance. Later, he and his wife, Mary, are aboard a private jet hijacked by a man sent to assassinate Richard. With the pilot dead, the plane crashes.

In the present, Richard’s son Peter continues to fight crime as Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). He pursues and apprehends Aleksei Sytsevich, who attempted to steal a truck containing plutonium vials. During the chase, Spider-Man rescues OsCorp Industries employee Max Dillon (Jamie Fox). While speaking by phone with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), Peter sees a vision of her father, police captain George Stacy, reminding him to “leave Gwen out of it.” Afterward, Peter meets with Gwen at their high school graduation ceremony, but insists he needs to keep his vow to her father and Gwen decides to end their relationship.

Peter’s childhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to Manhattan to see his terminally ill father Norman, CEO of OsCorp. Norman explains his illness is hereditary, and Harry is at the age where it first develops. Norman gives Harry a small device he claims contains his life’s work. The next day, Norman dies and Harry is appointed the new OsCorp CEO. He humiliates the OsCorp board, which has been privy to Norman’s secret biogenetic projects for foreign military powers.

Thinking that they have become friends, Max idolizes Spider-Man. While tending to some maintenance in an OsCorp laboratory, he loses his balance and falls into a tank of genetically modified electric eels. They attack him, and he mutates into a living electric generator. Meanwhile, Peter attempts to maintain a friendship with Gwen, but she reveals she may move to England for school. Before they can discuss it, Max wanders into Times Square and accidentally causes a blackout. Spider-Man attempts to calm him down, but the police fire at Max, making him lose his temper and attack. Spider-Man eventually stops him, and Max is taken to Ravencroft Institute.

I wont say much more as I don’t want to spoil it but spiderman has his work cut out as he not only has to battle electro who escapes from Ravencroft but he also has to cope with the green goblin as well.

The special effects and action sequences are good but I must admit I felt a little bit let down. It is no where near as good as the first film. And it certainly isn’t a patch on the recently released Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film promised a lot but failed to deliver in my opinion. The trailers promised a battle with Rhino and what you saw in the trailer was what was in the film, very disappointing.  And where is Mary Jane? The film felt rushed and there was just too much going on. The film makers were trying to fit too much in. There is a glimpse a lot of characters that may or may not be in future films.  Its as if Sony (the maker of spiderman) are trying the compete with Marvel (and the avengers universe) by creating a franchise of different villains for them selves. And rumour has it there is a Sinister six spin off film in the works. But really, they should just stick with Spiderman.

Would I recommend it, well yes it is worth a watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon but I wouldn’t lose sleep by missing it.

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