Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 8, 2014 7:03 PM
  • |
  • 99 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Jamie Foxx
As far as superhero reboots go, "room for improvement" was probably the best way to sum up 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man." Certainly financially, the film made a very healthy $750 million worldwide, but that's still less than any of the three Sam Raimi films that preceded it. And creatively, the film had some strong building blocks—an increased emphasis on romance, a hugely appealing central pairing in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (plus support from ringers like Sally Field and Martin Sheen), a bright sense of humor, a fresh-ish take on the characters—but a patchy script, disappointing action and lackluster villain meant that there was plenty of opportunity for a sequel to prove itself worth of the title "amazing."

Watch: Spidey Goes Into Free Fall & Sinister Six Teased In New Clip & Featurette For 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 31, 2014 10:23 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
If it seems like we're getting deluged by "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" over a month before it opens, you might be forgetting that the film is slated to open overseas a full two weeks before it drops here. That's right, every four years, the World Cup wreaks havoc with movie scheduling as studios don't want their big tentpoles opening during the frame when everyone around the globe will be glued to their TVs watching the action unfold on the pitch.

Andrew Garfield Says "Screw The Critics, Screw The Scrutiny" When It Comes To 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 27, 2014 3:54 PM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The eternal question, at least these days, is whether or not critics matter. One only has to look at last week's "Divergent," which opened strong despite a slew of middling reviews, to notice that certain properties are immune to criticism. On the flipside, Paramount is gambling this week with "Noah," being particularly selective about what critics see the movie first, and in some markets, not screening the movie for reviewers at all, perhaps fearing that negative or mixed responses might dampen box office prospects. The critic/studio/filmmaker is one that's always in flux, but Andrew Garfield sees things quite clearly when it comes to his big summer movie.

New Look At Green Goblin In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus Two New Featurettes & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 26, 2014 1:20 PM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is just over a month away from slinging into theatres and Sony has mobilized their marketing team to make it their number one priority. Even with over four weeks away from seeing the movie, well, we've already seen a lot from the sequel just through the smorgasbord of clips, trailers and promos. And determined to leave no stone unturned, no plot point undiscovered, even more has arrived over the past few days.

Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spins A Web For The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 19, 2014 9:20 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
While you might still be miffed that "The Amazing Spider-Man" told the origin story you already knew, director Marc Webb admits to Rolling Stone he actually turned down a script for the first movie that ditched it altogether. "It was different. It still had the Lizard in it, but it was a script that jumped ahead in time and relied on knowledge of the comic books that I don't think everyone had," he explained to the magazine. "Tonally, it was a little more tongue-in-cheek and glib, and I didn't feel the emotional connection. I just didn't know how else to develop that bond than with an origin story. I feel like it pays off in this movie, because now Andrew Garfield embodies Peter Parker."

Watch: New Clip From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus Soundtrack Will Include Pharrell, Alicia Keys & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • March 14, 2014 10:37 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Another day and Sony’s marketing campaign continues to assault your senses despite “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” release date being nearly two months away. For fans that means a new action-packed clip from the film and our first taste of the film’s soundtrack.

Watch: 3 Clips & Featurette From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus New Details On Venom & Sinister Six

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • March 12, 2014 9:05 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Emma Stone Andrew Garfield
We may be nearly two months away from its release, but that won’t stop the marketing onslaught of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” from coming for you. The studio has released another featurette, a couple of clips and a brand new international TV spot for your consumption.

Marc Webb Originally Didn’t Want To Make ‘Amazing Spider-Man,’ Addresses Villain Overkill Concerns For The Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • March 9, 2014 4:02 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
SXSW: In the vaults from indie-filmmaker to tentpole blockbusting director, Marc Webb took one of the biggest jumps in recent memory. He started his feature-length filmmaking career with 2009’s inventive and quirky “(500) Days Of Summer” and then made the quantum leap to “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Watch: New Gwen & Peter Featurette For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Plus Two Motion Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • March 5, 2014 10:21 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The amazing marketing machine for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" rolls on, and it seems like (for now) Sony is done with pumping out new trailers, and is instead turning their attention to featurettes, which include a smattering of previously unseen footage.

Watch: More Spidey Unveiled In International TV Spot For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 27, 2014 10:05 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
With Sony promising a Spider-Man universe movie "every year," if you're already exhausted by the relentless show-everything-before-you-see-movie marketing campaign, you ain't seen nothing yet. But until those "Sinister Six" and "Venom" flicks get scheduled, we're still on a bi-annual basis for Spidey, with the next one coming this summer.

Email Updates

Recent Comments