With 55%, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is The Worst Spidey Movie Yet

You would have been forgiven for assuming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had been a monumental success. It's everywhere. Posters, trailers, merchandise. Sony have gone big with the sequel to Marc Webb's 2012 movie and with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti amongst the cast, you can bet your life this one was big, big, budget.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2Andrew Garfield in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

But then there's the reviews. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ranks way, way lower than previous Spidey movies and with 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, is still 8% lower than the second lowest ranked movie - Sam Raimi's 2007 movie Spider-Man 3. Next comes The Amazing Spider-Man, which introduced Garfield as the webbed hero and nabbed 73% from critics. Raimi's original movie Spider-Man scored 89%, though the superb sequel landed a stunning 93% in 2004 with the unrivalled Alfred Molina as villain Dr Octavius.

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So what went wrong with the latest sequel?

"The successes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are human, the failures are typical of superhero CGI adaptations. In a world where the incredible is routine, the "amazing" is mundane," said Liam Lacey of Globe and Mail.

"How bad is this one ...? Amazingly so. Villainy abounds, but the villains are strident contrivances. Spider-Man flies, but does so dutifully, without joy," said Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. 

"The only parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that work are those scenes with Garfield and Stone, who bring energy and life to characters that otherwise might have felt somewhat lifeless," said Will Leitch of Deadspin.

A mid-credits scene in the latest movie suggested Sony are looking well-ahead into the future for the ailing Spider-Man brand and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will arrive on June 10th 2016, with The Amazing Spider-Man 4 set for May 4, 2018. With the sequel derided by critics, the studio is going to have to come up with something incredibly innovative to rescue this once thriving franchise. 

More: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulls in $92 million at the box office

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Harrison Moore

If the TASM 2 was - in anyway, shape or form - worse to you than Spiderman 3 then you're a buffoon. Period.

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Red187

Emma Stone gave the movie the spark it needed. I think most people are upset because Stone had big chemistry with Garfield.

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James Kostadaras

Rotton tomatoes gave spiderman 3 a better review than amazing spiderman2: a movie where tobey mcguire becomes emo, has a useless dance scene in a bar, and introduces one of spiderman's greatest enemies, Venom, and kills him off within the last 25 minutes of the movie. Just some food for thought

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James Kostadaras

This movie was great. Idk what these asshole critics re talking about, but Hollywood is fixed anyway and run by a close group, so it's no wonder whenever they want to badmouth a movie they all get together and pretty much say the same thing. amazing spiderman is closer to the comics, and Garfield is a way better actor than Toby Mcguire-especially is you want to bring up lifeless actors. it had a good mix of romance and action, which caters to all kinds of audience, not just comic book fanboys. The success of the Toby Mcguire's spiderman movie is over inflated because a spiderman movie at the time was very highly anticipated by everyone, so it's no wonder why it did so good. you put any kind of spiderman movie to be the first of its kind, and it would've done just as good.

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Sophie Waterhouse

This is the reason why I lost my trust in Rotten Tomatoes While IMDB got it right. I've seen the movie and it was great but not as great as sp1 & sp2. Emma Stone stands out and I'm starting to like Andrew as Spidey and PETER. I think sp3 is the worst movie so far.

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Sidharth Sudheer

I agree wid u Joseph and u mr contact ....... FUCK U

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Joseph Galvin

I actually liked the movie. Jamie Foxx's Max pre-electroification was stupid, but post was good. I like Harry Osbourne more in this movie than Franco's take.

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