Action Adventure - This is a superhero action film just like the previous films in the
series. Fans of returning stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone
should be pleased, as well as new villain Jamie Foxx. Paul
Giamatti's role is much smaller than is being made out to be. Most
parents will find this safe for older pre-teens and up though there
are some intense action scenes, some scary images, and a potentially
upsetting dark story turn.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average There are too many negatives to keep the experience from being the kind of giddy adrenaline rush one hopes for with a Big Summer Flick.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Good There's psychological weight to go with all of the gravity-defying, webslinging weightlessness.
NY PostFull Review Average 'The Amazing Spider-Man' is more like an old Xerox copy: Greasy, paper-thin, slightly faded, and probably made unnecessarily, but in any case destined to get lost in a pile of things exactly like it.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 126 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Nearly all the kids loved "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
TEENS: Nearly all the ladies loved it as did half the guys. Another quarter of the guys enjoyed "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" very much. Unfortunately, a quarter of the males felt it was an "average" to "poor" movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Females enjoyed it very much. Two-thirds rated it very high, indicating they loved "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Over half the males loved it but 30% felt it was only an "average" movie.
ADULTS: The male and female reviews are very similar. Half loved "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," with another 30% indicating it was an "above average" movie, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Unfortunately, 20% of both males and females were slightly to very disappointed, rating it "average" to "poor."
It's great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there's no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp.