We’ve certainly lived with electricity a long, long time.  Now, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), it’s being used by Jamie Foxx as one of the most destructive weapons imaginable.  The power was forcibly harnessed in Foxx’s character, Max Dillon, via electric eels!  Oh, well.

For a superhero movie, this one is quite rich.  It’s long but not overstuffed with action (stuffed, not overstuffed).  Its look is wonderfully urban, varied, and pretty:  kudos to cinematographer Dan Mindel.  It’s an appealing love story, wherein a sensitive Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is frequently distraught in his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone)—and what charismatic actors Garfield and Stone are here!  Others, too, do very well.

A family pic (no sex between the principals), TAS2 is, I think, better than the first (reboot) film.  Too, it beats the pillow feathers out of most of the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies.

The Average Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Ma...

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