April 15, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Five Reasons You’ll Love It

The second instalment of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise is here with more villains, more action and some cheeky twists that are sure to catch you in its web. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits cinemas earlier than expected on Wednesday (16th April). We caught an early screening of the blockbuster, here are five reasons we think you’ll love it…

It’s funny

The fact that director Marc ‘Webb’ would decide to recreate the Spider-Man franchise is amusing enough, but this sequel returns with even more humour. Yes, Spider-Man has an obligation to protect his city, but Peter Parker is a geeky teenager who gets to swing from skyscrapers and Garfield’s cheeky portrayal of the character plays the teenage angst lightly, leading to some great laugh-out-loud moments.

It’s even more action packed

With more villains to take down this time around, more action packed fight sequences are required, and they are delivered. Having already defeated a mutant lizard, Spider-Man is more experienced the second time around, so the fights are less clumsy and done with more flair, further amped up with the appearance of Electro.
The 3D shots are used to great effect to really give you a sense of the scope of the city, which makes you really wish you could swing from buildings. Be warned if you are afraid of heights however! It gets pretty dizzying…

It’s got some great music

The epic action is somewhat emphasised by the musical genius that is Hans Zimmer, who was brought in by Webb to compose the music for the sequel. He also joined forces with Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger and David A. Stewart to form a supergroup to co-compose the score, which also includes a track by Alicia Keys featuring Kendrick Lamar in ‘It’s On Again’.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marc Webb

It’s got even more Emma Stone

Returning as Peter Parker’s lady lover Gwen Stacey, she is unable to accept Peter’s attempts at staying away after her father asked him to for her safety. Instead she insists on getting involved in Spider-Man’s rescue missions, becoming the brains to his muscle. The on-screen chemistry between Stone and Garfield lights up the screen and gives the film more emotional depth than its predecessor.

It’s got Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti

Jamie Foxx stars as the invisible loner and Spidey superfan that, after a freak accident with electric eels, turns into Electro, or as Peter calls him, ‘Sparkles’. Paul Giamatti is almost unrecognisable as the Russian mobster thief with a barbed wire tattoo around his skull and a hilarious accent. After feeling snubbed by Spider-Man in the beginning of the film, he returns as Rhino seeking revenge…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be in cinemas from Wedneasday April 16th

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Official Trailer

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