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Petition Started For "Director's Cut" Of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' In The Hopes That It Will Be Better Than Theatrical Cut

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 5, 2014 4:20 PM
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Even though "The Amazing Spider-Man 2topped the box office the weekend, the Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and CinemaScore grades for the film were all down from the first entry in the new series. This afternoon, we broke down all the ways Marc Webb's film went wrong (and few things it got right), but one fan is taking his displeasure a bit further.

Some guy in India named Muhesh Spaleesh has started a petition at Change.org calling for a director's cut of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," one that is based on the presumption of completed scenes existing that were cut from the movie. Well, we do know that Shailene Woodley's brief scenes as Mary Jane Watson were axed very early on, and curiously, of the scenes Spaleesh is requesting, that's not one of them. Instead he wants more dubstep action, more Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (because who doesn't) and an Oscorp sequence that again, might not exist. Anyway, here's a bit of what Splaleesh had to say and what he wants put back in or added:  

Unfortunately, the film is getting a lot of hate from critics worldwide, as we can see from the Rotten Tomatoes Score.

In particular, we have seen complaints commonly arise, such as a "disjointed narrative" and a "lack of character development".

I think, as polarising as the film is, we can all agree as fans that a directors cut of the film would be incredibly benificial to the franchise.

Some of the scenes rumoured to be in rough cuts but left out in the the final cut shown in cinemas everywhere are;

An attack on Oscorp by the Green Goblin
An alternate scene in which a tumultuous scene is portrayed differently
Extended Times Square and Clocktower scenes
Another Peter/Gwen scene.

Would those scenes, if they are even real, make the movie better? We kinda doubt it. The problem with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is that it's a mash-up of various themes and tones that never come together. More stuff isn't going to solve that. But hey, doesn't hurt to try, we suppose. [MovieWeb]

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15 Comments

  • Jordan Sanchez | May 25, 2014 7:43 PMReply

    The amazing Spider-Man 2 was a cool movie, I what the movie to have a big improvement

  • SC | May 7, 2014 1:39 AMReply

    wait, so I have a question, if it's getting mixed reviews, why are people thinking that it's better than maguire's spider-man films again?

  • Carlisle | May 19, 2014 10:35 AM

    The talk that it was better than the Raimi films was talk from young nerds who were too young to even appreciate the Raimi films and therefore want a "Spider Man" franchise of their own. Thus, they latch themselves on to 'hipster' Spider Man and say it's better even though it most certainly isn't.

  • Me | May 11, 2014 12:23 PM

    The FIRST ASM film was better than the Maguire films. This one dropped down below it.

  • Rob | May 6, 2014 8:57 AMReply

    Peter Jackson said when making Lord of the Rings that the Director's Cut is not necessarily the one they want in a theater. I'm pretty sure Webb and company would argue the same logic.

  • Muhesh Spaleesh | May 6, 2014 6:56 AMReply

    Hello All,

    I am Muhesh Spaleesh, the creator of the petition, I was wondering if I could email this author to clarify my views on the extended cut?

    Thanks,

    Muhesh

  • The Line | May 6, 2014 12:03 AMReply

    Garfield sucks. Since when did Spider-Man turn into a totally geeky schoolboy?

  • Carlisle | May 19, 2014 10:35 AM

    LOL. Do you even read Spider Man?

  • macca | May 6, 2014 4:24 AM

    *1962 - it was kind of the point of Peter Parker...

  • Mathew | May 6, 2014 3:50 AM

    uh since 1981

  • Genga31 | May 5, 2014 10:06 PMReply

    Umm, a fan demanding a director's cut wouldn't make it a 'director's cut' now would it?

  • Christian | May 5, 2014 4:49 PMReply

    Well where's the scene from the trailer where Jarry is telling Peter he's under survallience from Oscorp?

  • Christian | May 5, 2014 4:55 PM

    Harry*

  • braff | May 5, 2014 4:44 PMReply

    I want to kill myself for clicking on this story.

  • P | May 5, 2014 5:48 PM

    So true.

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