Archive for the amazing spider-man 2

MBTI: ASM2’s Harry Osborne- INFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 03/27/2015 by Taylor Holt


I found one! Look guys! Over here! I found an INFP villain!

In my MBTI: Villains article, I hated that I had to leave our NF buddies out of the fun. It’s not that there aren’t any NF villains, it’s just so rare. Cue annoyed emails that I’m wrong about half my villains and that many are actually INFJ (Holy crap I got one as I typed this sentence) or INFP. The genres I’m mostly familiar with contain so few and many that are typed as that just ain’t right.

But now that I’ve searched through the anal cavity of my mind, I’ve actually got a real, live, fictional villain. And thy name is Harry. Continue reading

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

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


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

ZRE Podcast #16: Amazing Spider-Man 2- Pleasing the Fans or the Mainstream?

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


Spoilers Ahead! That is, the few things the trailers didn’t already give away.

Being fans of the comic, Josh and I are a bit more torn on how to approach this movie. As comic book fans or as a movie alone? Are they the same thing or do they need to be separated to be critiqued fairly?

We also discuss villains we’d like to see adapted regardless of…uh…adaptability. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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


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

Spider-Man Villains to Look Out For

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , , , , , on 04/16/2014 by Taylor Holt


A couple years ago, I wrote an article with a hint of wishful thinking masked by quiet skepticism. I was weak.

In it, I gave a quick rundown of a few villains that didn’t seem like likely candidates for the antagonists of The Amazing Spider-Man movies, seeing as how the writers normally gravitated toward the human and the scientific. I didn’t say realistic, I said scientific, okay?

But since the Avengers films, all bets are off and the ridiculous and ‘out-there’ is becoming the standard. With next month’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting theaters, we’ll be seeing another Goblin, Electro, and the Rhino. And from there, the sky’s the limit it seems.

Here’s a quick list for those looking to familiarize themselves, even if they don’t make it into a Sinister Six movie. Continue reading