Check out a new image of Jamie Foxx as Electro, bad comb over and all, and Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker hanging out with his buddy Harry Osborn, played by “Chronicle’s” Dane DeHaan. Except for Electro, pretty much everything Marc Webb is doing here is just retreading what Sam Raimi did, right? So what’s the point of this entirely new trilogy again?
Oh, right, we get to learn about Spider-Man’s parents. Because you care about that. Don’t you?
I personally don’t know why they didn’t just pick up from the Raimi movies. Nothing about the last three films precludes adding Electro and Rhino to Spidey’s Rogues Gallery. But then I guess we wouldn’t have to spend precious minutes watching Peter Parker angsting about his parents.
The first movie was decent and fun, but I couldn’t help but feel like it was also utterly pointless. I’m sure the sequel will make just as much money, which of course justifies the studio rebooting it in the first place. It’s too bad there aren’t any greater ambitions with this franchise.
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, which may or may not be getting an Electro-themed subtitle soon, co-stars Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Chris Zylka.
Spidey battles Electro next year on May 2, 2014.