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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Amazing Spider-man 2: Rise of Electro Review

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The Amazing Spider-man 2: Rise of Electro Review – Confession…I didn’t like the Spiderman reboot. I thought it sucked. I thought it should not have been re-booted. I was not exactly excited when the sequel came out, but then the trailer looked cool. Still I was not convinced to enter any preview screening contest. I was gonna skip the screening till I got hold of two preview tickets…hmm…ok lah…since dah dapat….why not just layan kan?
Damn you Andrew!!!
Just like any other superhero movies, Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) is busy protecting his beloved New York City while juggling his studies. He manages to graduate same batch with love of his life Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). All is in a day life of this red and blue spandex hero until a lonely Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) accidently gets killed by genetically engineered eels. His death is covered up by Oscorp which is trying to restore investors’ confidence after the passing of Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper). In comes Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) to take over his father’s place. The Board of Directors however plays Harry and ditches him from the corporation. Harry discovers some ugly truth about his father’s company and combines force with the revived Electro! Harry seeks Spidey’s assistance and end up pissed at Spiderman for not helping him. Together the two new villains go all out wreak havoc in Spidey’s city. Can Spiderman protect his loved ones or lose more of his loved ones?     
Apa lu tengok? 
Andrew Garfield….hmm…not really my type of hero….especially after the first Spiderman movie but I gotta admit he improved leaps and bounds on the sequel. He did do his doe eyed face every now and then but it just didn’t annoy me as much as it did the last time. Thank God for Emma Stone because her big eyes were just a joy to look at! Lucky Andrew for dating her in real life! Some guys have all the luck I tell ya! Jamie is another fella am not too fond off and with a talent he has, I think he was under-used in this movie. So was most of the other cast, they just come and go when they are needed. The best part however was the special effects. Awesome improvement from the first movie. There were also some humour here and there. Great music covers the weak storyline, but then it’s not an Oscar nominated movie so this was just enough.

Aiks....tengok lagi???
I came out from the cinema satisfied and looking forward to the third instalment since a major twist happens at the end. New relationship…new villain…jeng jeng jeng…bring it on I say. Hopefully somewhere along the same mood of this sequel please. My confidence is restored so let’s keep the Spidey spirit up! 

P/s - Thanks Sze for the tickets! 

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