Parents' Guide to

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Uneven Spider-Man sequel mixes action, romance.

Movie PG-13 2014 142 minutes
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Based on 34 parent reviews

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age 10+

This movie isn't as bad as you think.

Ok look, this movie has gotten a lot of hate over the years and has been known as the worse Spider-Man film EVER, but I disagree with that the film was entertaining and fun and I believe it is a extremely underrated film. sure it does have some classic movie tropes or down right cringe parts, but it redeems itself with a good plot that tugs at your heart strings, it has interesting villain's and makes you feel sympathy for them. the designs where a little off and I feel like they missed the vibe and look they where going for but if you look pass that they're interesting and well developed villain's, but the character green goblin could've been worked little more. Overall this movie was a fun and exiting film and it might not be a masterpiece but I feel its worth your time!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (34):
Kids say (124):

With the exception of Garfield's humor and his chemistry with Stone, this sequel doesn't hold a web string to Spider-Man 2. Many off-screen couples can't translate their personal relationship into on-screen chemistry, but real-life sweethearts Garfield and Stone are sizzling on camera, making the romantic subplot of this Spider-Man sequel the best reason to see the movie. That may sound heretical to some loyal superhero-movie fans, particularly tween boys, who -- like Fred Savage in The Princess Bride -- would rather skip all the kissing parts. But the truth is that this wise-cracking, canonical Spider-Man is at his most lovable when he's with the women he loves: clever girlfriend Gwen and devoted Aunt May. There are a few scenes between Peter and these supportive, loving women that are so evocative and touching that viewers may even get teary eyed.

But audiences watching The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for action, adventure, and intrigue may be less impressed. The multiple villain issue isn't new, but the plot is a clunky mess between the Oscorp conspiracy the senior Parkers were part of, the shallow hatred of Electro (who's more of a needy introvert with new powers than a maniacal evil genius), and the whole sick Harry subplots. Garfield is a decidedly funnier and more confident Spider-Man than his predecessor Tobey Maguire, though.

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