Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews are in – Should you check it out?

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When it was announced that the first Amazing Spider-Man film was coming out, many fans rolled their eyes because it was a recent reboot. (Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 came out 5 years prior.) Plus, we were going to see Peter Parker become Spider-Man all over again. However, once the movie came out, it was met with mostly positive reactions from critics and fans. With its success and positive reviews, the next step for Sony and director Marc Webb is to begin working on the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

From the trailers released so far, we get a feeling that the movie is going to be bigger, filled with many villains including Rhino (Paul Giamatti), Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Electro (Jamie Foxx). Some fans were concerned that the film might have too many villains. Were their concerns correct?

With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging into theaters on May 2nd, we already have the first wave of reviews coming in, and they are mostly positive. For most of the critics, the highlight of the movie is the chemistry between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

One of the main issues the critics have is the movie going all over the place. It’s not that hard to see why, due to all the different plots revolving around the many villains. Another issue is that the movie doesn’t feel like a complete hole, due to Sony wanting the film to setup future Spider-Man movies.

With those issues aside, fans should get a kick out of the movie with the character performances and a nice tale about a young hero with superpowers.

The Hollywood Reporter

The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.

Variety

Redundancy remains a problem, but this overlong superhero sequel gets by on sound, fury and star chemistry.

Total Film

Bright, punchy and earnest, Webb’s affable sequel is tough to dislike despite its tonal whiplash and clumsy script, which is redeemed by Garfield, Stone and DeHaan’s powerhouse trio.

The Guardian

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to know exactly what it’s doing. Webb’s film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it.

Digital Spy

Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems more like an exercise in calculated franchise architecture than its does a cohesive stand-alone blockbuster.

The Playlist

[It] doesn’t just double down on what didn’t work in the first film, it manages to undo some of the good qualities of the original as well. The result is a film that kicks off the summer blockbuster season with a resounding thud.

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