What have the critics been saying about the latest comic book hero to hit the silver screen
We’ve been keeping you updated on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the very first casting news, to on set photos and action-packed trailers. Now it’s time to take a look at he very first reviews for Peter Parker’s latest adventure, and if the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% (so far) is to be believed, we’ve got another superhero triumph on our hands.
Andrew Garfield swinging into action in The Amazing Spider -Man 2
The follow up to 2012’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Andrew Garfield reprise his role as the web-slinging action hero, charged with a trident of worries: saving the city of New York, getting the girl and pointing his moral compass in the ‘right’ direction. That’s just a superhero’s profession, right?
“Webb, who certainly silenced a fair amount of critics with his first endeavour into the comic book genre, has done much of the same thing second time around too, presenting a film that has one sole purpose; to entertain,” writes Stefan Pape of HeyUGuys.
Xan Brooks of The Guardian wrote: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to know exactly what it's doing. Webb's film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it,” in his review.
Spidey just hanging out in his bedroom, before the big fight, probably
On the film’s leading pair, Tim Robey of The Telegraph said: “[Garfield] could hardly do better than Emma Stone as his dream soulmate - she's button-cute and smart enough to steal his heart. They light the film up with a sparkle and sadness it couldn't live without.”
And while “The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands,” Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter writes, “the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.”
The film, which hits cinemas on April 16, has already outdone its predesscor, which managed a 73% rating on Rotten Tomatoes before its release in the summer of 2012. And with such warm words filtering from the brains of critics, down to their fingers and filing into publications from all corners of the media, there’s no reason not to think that score of 88% will rise.