The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Pros and Cons
I know what you are thinking. How can someone make a pros and cons for a movie that hasn't even started filming. It's simple. Combine information and opinions from The Amazing Spider-Man with information of the sequel.
Let's begin, shall we? I say, let's start with the cons.
I'm gonna get my biggest gripe out of the way. I hate this choice of villain. He's not even an interesting character and I fear the story for the second movie won't be good because of even a flaw like a villain choice. The characters and story needs to benefit from each other. Yes, it's nice to have Harry and Mary Jane introduced in the sequel. But, how would a story benefit from a character with no layers to him? This is where I get confused on how people are more excited for Electro over the villain in movie 1, The Lizard. The Lizard is a villain that is the situation where the character and story benefit each other. In the case with, The Amazing Spider-Man. While it does have many flaws, it's still a good movie with a interesting villain (get passed the cartoony motive, they were sticking to the comics) and the story and the character worked and benefited from each other. Electro is one I can't wrap my head around and how he is even a favorite. But, that's personal opinion.
Hit or Miss writers
It's not that I don't like Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. I do like them. My biggest complaint mostly comes from Revenge of the Fallen (which was a huge let down). The 2009 Star Trek film, People Like Us and (based off of the teaser trailer) Star Trek Into Darkness is what gives me hope. But again, it goes back to the last time they did a sequel to a hit film. Why isn't it in the pro's then? Well again, despite the fact that I listed more pros than cons, the con over powers the pros for me in this situation.
Weakest of the Spidey films
Now, everything has potential and I pray with all my heart that this movie doesn't suck. For me, it all goes back to the story and the characters benefiting from one another. In the case of, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 it's the fact that I don't know how a cinematic story can help benefit the film with the one of the characters being Electro unless they completely redo his character because he is such a flat villain.
Now, let's get to the pros.
Whether you like, The Amazing Spider-Man, or not. There is no denying the impressive, strong ensemble it had. It's probably (from a personal stand point) the strongest cast I've seen for a comicbook film. The sequel is keeping it going with bringing in the likes of: Shailene Woodley, Dane Dehaan and Jamie Foxx (he is still an odd choice for a villain and deserves better than crappy, Electro). That's one thing, The Amazing Spider-Man got more right than anything and the sequel is probably going to be the same.
Marc Webb returns
Clearly, I think he did a great job. Especially, seeing how I feel, The Amazing Spider-Man is the best spidey flick yet. While it was his second feature film and his first action film, I think he did great. The strongest parts of the film was obvious, the chemistry between the actors and where it's just character scenes. It's the strongest part of the film, the heart and soul of the it. The fact that he is returning to direct the sequel is a good sign. It shows we will get more character development as well as more emotional scenes. One can pray for more action scenes. It's the heart of the film, the emotion and the powerful acting from the actors that makes it a strong movie on an emotional level. I feel he can bring out the best in an actor, performance wise.
I know this might come off as a pointless article to some of you. But, I wanted to get my opinion out there. What do ya think? Comment below and be respectful about it.
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