The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Directed by Marc Webb 6.5/10 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 like all superhero sequels thus far is not as good or concise as the origin based film it is continuing. That said,it is a fair effort with only a few blunder along the way. Firstly the good, Andrew Garfield is still on point as a really good and accurate to the source material Peter Parker/Spider-man. The romance in the film is probably the best done in any superhero film ever and is the best part of this film. This chapter has a better realised main villain in Electro (Jamie Foxx), who was better than I thought he would be on the strength of the trailer. Now, the not so good, the film is far too long for what it is and could easily have had 30-45 minutes trimmed out. A good deal of the film was consistent to the tone of the first one but some parts stuck out as way too goody and harkened back to Raimi's hackneyed attempts. The Green Goblin whilst not as terrible as Willem Defoe's version was still pretty bad. In the end you have a pretty good sequel with a few too many cringey parts but with some good set pieces (especially in Time Square) and some good emotional moments and some interesting set up for chapters to come. Go in with mild expectations and a good back pillow and you should have fun.