Two New Images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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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.

Jamie Foxx in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Movie Image

Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Movie Image

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Its because most fans like to pretend the raimi trilogy didnt happen, thats why.
    “Its you whose out gobby, out of your mind.” ugh worst spiderman line ever!

  • Stan Lee

    They rebooted the franchise because:

    Maguire was too old to keep going, Dunst was a terrible Mary Jane, JAZZ DANCING MUSICAL NUMBERS, Power Ranger/ XGames Goblins, screwed the pooch on Venom, killed off all the bad guys (no Sinister Six), no wisecracks, no Gwen Stacy, no mutagenic research, no web shooters, TOPHER GODDAMNED GRACE, Peter was portrayed as a total bitch who never used his gift for science, here let me show you who I am under my mask, and you FUCKING WANTED AUNT MAY TO DIE.

    Here’s what Raimi got right: Spider-Man’s costume, Sandman, J. Jonah Jameson, Dafoe as Osborn, Doctor Octopus, and cameos by Bruce Campbell.

    NET NEGATIVE = REBOOT

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Hear! Hear! Agreed on everything! Though I don’t think the fault lay so much with Topher Grace as the direction and the script.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed 100% I thought having Grace as the Anti- Peter parker was an inspired way to go as it illustrates the differences between them but shows the similarities as well. That said Amazing was better than all the Raimi films put together in my opinion. I didn’t mind changes like the web-shooters and such but him being a depressed whiny guy just irked me.

        • Aegon the Conqueror

          Yes! Thank you! When I watched that film in theaters for the first time I was thinking, “finally a Spider Man I can love and not feel sorry for!” I had a extremely hot girl that went with me, but I enjoyed the movie so much I didn’t even look at her until the end of the mid credits scene.
          Garfield is a friggen perfect Spiderman!