THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 VFX Featurette

Here we have another extra feature from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray release. Go behind-the-scenes of the movie's impressive VFX scenes, and discover the reasons behind Spidey's new web-swinging style after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/22/2014

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Sally Field, and Chris Zylka, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 1st.
Source: Via Total Film
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MightyZeus - 8/22/2014, 1:10 AM
This movie could have been "amazing".
panamaprimer - 8/22/2014, 1:13 AM
bring now raimi for TASM 3..
rebellion - 8/22/2014, 1:30 AM
tried watching it again, i turned it off after 20 minutes. then i watched the winter soldier, just to come back to my senses.
Maven - 8/22/2014, 1:38 AM
This movie...


ManDeth - 8/22/2014, 2:29 AM
staypuffed - 8/22/2014, 2:40 AM
The web-slinging in the film was pretty amazing.
SuperCat - 8/22/2014, 3:36 AM
Ancar - 8/22/2014, 3:42 AM
Great movie - and the web slinging was simply the best done:)
Nomis1800 - 8/22/2014, 3:47 AM
Terrible film.
Nomis1800 - 8/22/2014, 3:56 AM
That it was shot on 35mm was great. But imagine how awesome Spidey's web slinging would be like in HFR!!!! That's right, pretty amazing.
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 4:00 AM
tasm 1 and 2 are great

Rulk - 8/22/2014, 4:09 AM
When this comes out on blu-ray I'm going right to the store, passing the Spider-Man display, and buying me some beef jerky!
Tetrahedron - 8/22/2014, 4:22 AM
DrKinsolving - 8/22/2014, 4:25 AM
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 4:33 AM
don't be sad, haters. you still have your avengers movies!
Enphlieuwince - 8/22/2014, 4:36 AM
TASM2 was NOT "great". The dialogue was hokey and basic. The VFX were very lackluster, and, the story felt very rushed and choppy in all the wrong places. What's worst is it had no cinematic identity. It's like they tried to capture the magic of what Raimi did and what Marvel Studios is doing (which is a complete departure from the "Spider-Man Begins" approach of the first film), and, they failed so miserably. I won't go as far as to say it was complete trash, because there are redeeming qualities that I value from TASM2, but, they are few and far between. I'm disappointed at the potential of the film that was teased in those few great scenes/elements.
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 4:41 AM
horray for spider-man!

Mysterion - 8/22/2014, 5:07 AM
I was one who loved the first Amazing Spider-Man and was looking for to the sequel...but good lawd how it let me down. like Enphlieuwince says, the dialogue was bad, the movie couldnt find a pace and stick with it. Electro was eh, he was aight...Green Goblin was horrendous...and dont get me started on Rhino.
I honestly dont know how the Sinister 6 movie is going to turn out, but as of now my hopes are at an all time low with the Spider-Man franchise.
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 5:11 AM
the dialogue was good. the movie had a "pace". electro, goblin and rhino were all good villains
Enphlieuwince - 8/22/2014, 5:27 AM
@Mysterion Totally agree. I also enjoyed TASM, so, I spent too much time defending this movie beforehand. It was a letdown in the end.
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 5:33 AM
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 5:37 AM
DrKinsolving - 8/22/2014, 5:40 AM
@0megaDaGod

Haha, awesome. Perfect use of that picture
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 5:41 AM


Enphlieuwince - 8/22/2014, 5:44 AM
@DrKinsolving I concur.
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 5:49 AM
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 5:57 AM
I watched this about 2 weeks ago. Foolishly, I watched it within a few days of also watching several good CBMs, so of course things started off slightly worse than they would have anyway. But one thing that really stood out to me, was how little Webb managed to actually get out of his actors this time around.

In TASM1, there were a shit ton of problems, but he managed to get really GREAT performancs out of Sheen, Leary, and even Field's and Ifans (Ifans was sabotaged by poor writing, but he was awesome when given good material). Irrfan Khan actually steals all his scenes, which of course made Sony give his removal from TASM2 top priority.

But in TASM2, there was so much confusion obviously behind the scenes and in the writing room, mixed with all the editing Sony did, that not one single supporting character was EVER able to do anything significantly good from an acting perspective. Dude had a stable of Oscar winners, nominees and nominee-to-bes, and turned them all into shadows of themselves. All that good will Dehaan built got flipped on it's head when Webb had him play Harry as a parody of all of Dehaan's other roles. His whole acting style became his own worst enemy. Giamatti was so bad, I'm not entirely sure why they cast him other than name recognition, cause it makes no sense to pay a great actor for poor acting YOU wrote into the movie. Then there's Foxx, who I was rooting for the most. Again, like Ifans in TASM1, a lot of this was due to the writing, but still, even his delivery was terrible. THAT is all on the director. Ray, Django..shit...even Horrible Bosses showed that Foxx can be a revelation on screen when given the opportunity, despite proving himself already in his previous movie. THIS took him back to his post-In Living Color period where he was always getting type cast as a slightly more ignorant version of himself. This shit was embarrassing. And you could tell he wanted to have fun with the role, but I get the feeling that in addition to not coaching his performance well, Webb probably didn't reel him in at all. He seemed like he just let the dude run wild, which probably accounts for Electro's characterization never feeling in tune with any scene or any interaction

And then there's Sally Field, who was only slightly bearable in TASM1, but now became REALLY bad in TASM2. Like, the extent they went to hamming up all of her dialogue was kinda crazy. She kept it mainly in the pocket in TASM1, which made her at least beleivable/relatable. Here she's just going thru the motions almost. it's like they had her watch Spider Man 2 and told her to blend that with her initial performance. All the subtlety is gone and now it's just pure cheese, with ZERO weight to ground it. It probably helped that Peter became schizophrenic in this movie.

And worst of all, there was no Leary to drown out all the horrible acting. This movie probably needed him more than TASM did. I'd say that movie could've gotten by on Sheen, Ifans and Khan. This one was left out to dry with no one even close to the gravitas of the first film. It sure as shit wasn't gonna be held togetyher by Garfield and Stone

Still would like to know how much less of a fail this was before they went in and started changing stuff
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 5:59 AM
@DrKenSolving

It never gets old

Rulk - 8/22/2014, 6:01 AM
@ Jollem - "don't be sad, haters. you still have your avengers movies!"

How old are you bro... I'm guessing 10? You don't think DC fans have problems with this movie too? Just MCU fans (even though Spidey is a Marvel character). Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a widely felt poorly made movie. I'm glad you like this film... good for you....but don't act like a knucklehead by suggesting displeasure for this film and people wanting Spidey to get the great film he deserves is a MCU thing ...because your a MCU hating troll. Sheesh

Jollem - 8/22/2014, 6:09 AM
@Rulk - yes, i'm 10. i'm sure there are dc fans who don't like the movie. most of the hate comes from the "team marvel studios" knuckleheads. and i don't hate the mcu. i actually enjoy and own quite a few of their movies
DrKinsolving - 8/22/2014, 6:16 AM
@0megaDaGod

I agree with you on every point that you made....

I was actually really excited for this movie after the cast was announced, and the trailers got me even more excited, with the "His Greatest Battle Begins" tagline, ect.... but the film was a total let down.... Mainly because Webb doesn't understand the characters and he wasn't able to handle the cast, Foxx and Dehann were especially bad, this movie had so many problems
0megaDaGod - 8/22/2014, 6:16 AM
@Rulk

Preach. Ya know what always weirds me out? How people seem to not realize why there are so many 'MCU fans', and why so many of those 'MCU fans' don't like non Marvel Studios made Marvel movies

What people seem to not realize (or refuse to acknwoledge) is that a huge chunk of MCU fans are Marvel COMICS fans. This is why they have such passion for these characters. It's also why characters like Spider Man, and X Men (two of the biggest Marvel comic properties) receive so much negativity, even before the Avengers came out. It's because a large majority of the people being negative are actual comic fans who grew up reading these characters and don't care for their treatment. Shit, there's no question, just based on sales alone, how many more Spidey and X Men fans there are compared to Cap and Thor fans. Some of comic fans favorite characters have been treated like garbage at Sony and Fox. And even worse, they aren't even being well represented visually or characterization wise. it boggles my mind how people never make that connection, and instead seem to think any negativity towards Sony or Fox is due to Marvel Studios fanboyism. if they pulled their heads out of their asses they'd realize that Marvel Studios has a shit load of COMIC BOOK fans because it knows how put the comics on the screen better than just about anyone on a pound for pound basis. It's also worth noting that Sony and Fox's reputations were tainted BEFORE Marvel Studios existed, so their phuck ups in the here and now resonate even more

And this gets even funnier when you see people who loved and defended TASM shitting on TASM2. That must really be confusing to those who like to believe this films poor reception is due to some kinda 'Marvel Studios' bias (which is quickly becoming the cop out excuse for someone not liking ANYTHING, even grape juice)
Enphlieuwince - 8/22/2014, 6:16 AM
@0megaDaGod

Jollem - 8/22/2014, 6:19 AM
i actually own iron man 1 and 2. haven't been bothered to get 3 yet. it was a forgettable piece of poo. the only good acting came from paltrow. downey just hammed it up again and was going through the motions. sir ben was wasted. there weren't any good or memorable action scenes to speak of if you just want to enjoy something on that level. even in the kinda crappy iron man 2 you had a couple good action scenes
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 6:23 AM
tasm 2 had great acting all around, just like the first movie. the action was spectacular. the villains were a formidable threat. it was just like a spidey comic
DrKinsolving - 8/22/2014, 6:24 AM
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 6:27 AM
Jollem - 8/22/2014, 6:28 AM
SpideyFan - 8/22/2014, 6:33 AM
@OmegaDaGod - Ya, I really hate seeing people complaining just because their beloved comics aren't that properly adapted to the screen, c'mon!!! Does anyone knows what "adaptation" means? I think both Sony and Fox did their things good, yeah both have their differences from the comics but those movies are enjoyable at best. I'd love to see those movies in the MCU, I really do, but that will mean reboot everything from scratch, getting new actors and stuff, and I don't want to see that... what I really would love to see, is the studios (Fox and Sony) taking a stand in pro of the fans and finally listening what they have to say, how things should be done, I mean stop complaining and let's act bros!!! We have to fix the mistakes made in the TASM and X-Men sagas, and it all begins with Avi Arad GTFO of the Spidey license, who's with me!?
SpideyFan - 8/22/2014, 6:36 AM
@Jollem - Good to see someone who loved TASM movies like me, I think both are really good movies and very likeable at last with some good acting from the main characters and the villains. But really, Avi has to go!!! Dude has been screwing it up since SM3...
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