Monday, 5 May 2014

Amazing? Not quite. Superior? Oh yes.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Not a review.
Well played, Mark Webb, well played.
This is my second favorite Spidey movie,
After the first Spider-Man 2.

For me, this is THE definitive Peter Parker,
(Sorry, Tobey Maguire)
Awkward, geeky, and loser-ish,
And awesome as Spider-man.

It's also the best Parker/Spidey combo.
Now THAT is Spider-man.
And welcome back, Spidey wise-cracks!
And this is DEFINITELY THE BEST web-slinging EVER.
Can get vertigo also ok.

This was all about Peter and Gwen.
And it was done pretty well, I thought.
Leaving MJ out this time was a good idea after all.
The Peter-Gwen chemistry was pretty good,
And at the very least, it wasn't TOO mushy mushy.
You actually cared about what happened to them.
Plus it's Emma Stone!

But hor, the bad guys a bit DUH lor.
Electro is damn power,
But really, a bit two dimensional lor.
Zap here zap there,
Nothing much left to do.

Harry Osborne at least a bit better,
A bit kayu at first,
Had to get used to him a bit.
But I liked this Green Goblin.
More than the silly neon green one in Spider-Man.

The less said about Rhino the better though...
But at least they didn't overdo it with the villains,
Not like Spider-Man 3...

Was it Amazing? Maybe.
Was it Spectacular? Quite, especially the webslining scenes.
Was it Superior? Well, yes, compared to the first one.
This is also a lot more heartfelt and gut-wrenching.
And it's definitely the best one in THIS incarnation of Spidey so far.

No comments: