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ZRE Podcast #18: In Defense of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Posted in Podcasts with tags , , , , , , on 05/14/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Spoilers ahead!

So like, UMM, people are like, CRAPPING all over this movie and like, I just don’t understand all this hate, y’know?

Even though TASM2 is raking it in at the box office (Yeah- I said it), many critics are outright bashing the movie as if they were being paid to(!). Which, in turn, creates a bunch of negative Nancies. What, you didn’t like it either? I bet we cover your complaints in our extremely awesome podcast as well as an explanation for the X-men clip. Order in the court, betch! Continue reading

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/02/2014 by Taylor Holt

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Spoiler Free!

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Cooper

Rated PG-13 for for sequences of Sci-fi action/violence, Running time 142 minutes, Action/Adventure

Compare to: Ghostbusters 2 (1989), Hellboy (2004)

Once The Avengers was realized as a hit, it became pretty clear comic book movies and more so big-budget Action movies wouldn’t be the same. Sequels and spin-offs, references and hints at future films are everywhere; we can’t escape the advertising or the news of future sequels when the current installment hasn’t been released.

So while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffered from the Sequel Syndrome as I’ve decided to call it just now, the movie itself is enjoyable, with just enough drama for you to be invested. Perfect? No. Far from it. But asking for perfection in a series at all is a bit much anyway so settling for fun isn’t a bad compromise, if a compromise at all. Continue reading