Staring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane Dehaan
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.
This review is about two weeks late, since I actually saw this movie opening weekend. However, I was kind of anal and wanted to do things in the order that I finished them, which explains why this review is so late. It’ll also probably be the reason why this review is going to be pretty short, as my brain will be constantly trying to remember things that happened. This review will contain some spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the movie yet, I strongly advise you to look away.
I didn’t get the chance to re-watch first movie, so I was kind of confused at first when the movie started. And then as the movie kept going I start to remember what happened at the end of the first one, which is Gwen’s father dying and Peter promising to not involve her and make her stay away from all things Spiderman. Peter is constantly haunted by this fact because mostly every time he looks at Gwen, he’ll see her father pop up in his police uniform looking creepy as fuck. Obviously, Peter isn’t able to let this go so he and Gwen end up breaking up like 15 minutes into the movie. Which, you know, is great because now we’ll have a heartbroken superhero who won’t be able to get his shit together. I’ll get back to this point in a second.
Jamie Foxx deserves all the good praises in the world! I loved him, I loved his performance, it was perfect. From the very beginning when he was a “nobody”, and his behaviour gave me chills. He was so creepy, I was legit freaked out by him! When we get a glimpse into his life as “Max” who is obsessed with Spiderman, and thinks that they’re best friends, I couldn’t help but feel just a little sorry for him. Max has gone through his life being no one, and nobody knows who he is and his name or even cares to know him. Obviously, he’s going to attach himself to Spiderman who saves his life and tells him that he needs him. It’s the exact words that someone like Max needed to hear, which was clearly a recipe for disaster. His transformation into Electro was perfection. You can’t help but feel sorry for Electro. All he wanted was for someone to need him, the way that he needed for someone to be there for him. It was the only reason why he joined forces with Harry Osborn, not for moments of glory.
I loved that Peter finally found the truth (or some of it, at least) behind his parents’ leaving him. His father’s underground laboratory was also SO FREAKING COOL! I was very impressed by this, the layout of all it was so A+. I think that Peter finally got the closure that he needed in regards to his parents. Also, Sally Fields as Aunt May is so great! I thought her dynamic with Andrew Garfield was so good. You could feel her desperation when Peter wanted to know the truth about his parents, she wanted to keep him hers.
I will say, though, that I was super creeped out by Peter stalking Gwen after they broke up. Though, clearly Gwen did not think so when Peter reveals to her what he was doing. NO! THIS IS NOT OKAY! This shit is not romantic, this is creepy as fuck. Yeah, yeah, he wanted to make sure that she was safe … but shit, it’s not cool. This is used in practically every movie and book, and we’re supposed to think that this is some romantic gesture. No, it’s not romantic. It’s not funny no matter how you play it. Being stalked by your love interest is creepy, no matter how you spin it.
ANYWAY. I loved this movie so much! I thought everyone played their parts so well, and I fell in love with all of them. I highly recommend going to see this movie if you haven’t yet!
ALSO STAY IN THE THEATRES AFTER THE CREDITS! Obviously, everyone knows to stay behind in the theatres after an avengers movie. However, I saw so many people leaving after this movie and I was like !!!! why? This is still a Marvel’s movie! After the credits roll, stay in your seats!
Did you fall in love with Max the way I did?