The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn’t the worst superhero film to hit theaters but it wasn’t the best, either. The plot was so full of villains that character development was near impossible and while the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively) was wonderful, it just couldn’t carry the film. That being said, the film did provide some wonderful aspects, mostly in the costume and design department. It is with this spirit of creativity that Hot Toys took on the task of creating a 1/6 scale replica of the main villain at the heart of the film, Electro. The movie version of the villain who began life as Max Dillon couldn’t be more separated from his comic book appearance. Where the comic books placed brightly colored clothing and some rather cumbersome headgear, TASM2’s Electro is much more streamlined, wearing a black leather suit that fits and accentuates the contours of his body, and the headgear is completely absent. The designers of the movie version took the opportunity to reinvent the character a bit, providing him with translucent skin through which people may see the electricity as it flows through every cell in Electro’s body. Hot Toys has done their best to recreate this new incarnation and, as usual, they hit it out of the park. (more…)
The Amazing Spider-Man wasn’t made for me.
Really, it wasn’t made for anyone outside of a targeted age range of thirteen to twenty-two — a collective who were still spending their pre-adult years in school, be it junior high or a junior in college, upon the time of its release. Director Marc Webb’s reboot was for the folks who hadn’t already bore witness to a trilogy spanning a significant chunk of their academic career (Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man came out during the summer between my junior and senior year in high school, with his Spider-Man 3 being released just after I had received my Bachelor’s Degree). This self-realization actually makes me feel quite lucky, as the big studio take on my favorite superhero was actually crafted so by a bona fide artist; a cinematic innovator who molded the property to fit into his established auteurist filmography while still revering the source material.
Unfortunately, this generation gets nothing more than a set of Spider-Man movies made by committee; cynical cash grabs whose plasticity is readily apparent from the very first frame. The first Amazing Spider-Man made a bundle of cash on teens desperately looking for something to have on in the background while they made out in a dark theater. Surprisingly, a certain section of comic book fans even seemed to dig it as well, praising the picture for “getting wise-cracking Spidey right”, as if that were enough to make up for the film’s glaring technical and narrative flaws.
So of course we got a sequel. But those looking to quietly canoodle or give this film the same easy pass they did with the first will probably have an even more difficult time excusing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a product tailor-made to remind us that these “movies” will not end until the Apocalypse comes and wipes humanity from the planet. Because only then will there be no more Burberry wallets left to gouge; no more parents’ bank accounts remaining to plunder. Those post-credit tag sequences are simply precursors to our own eventual demise, for only then will this “story” be 100% finished.
I know that the nerd faithful by and large were somewhat disappointed by The Amazing Spider-Man. I’m one of those people. That might explain why Sony was working extra hard over Super Bowl weekend to load us up with so many new teasers, trailers and ads that we’ll all get excited for the upcoming sequel in earnest. Call me a sucker, but I fell for it.
But in case you’re not like me, Sony is going further to convince you Doubting Thomases to give Amazing another try by seemingly stitching together all the Super Bowl ads in a super-mega-trailer that’s a total 3-and-a-half minutes long. So are you ready for director Marc Webb to spin another web starring your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man? Take a look at the video below: (more…)
News has been dropping about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 like crazy lately, but surprisingly, not much has been said about the video game that’s to be released along with the movie. Luckily, for those of you who want to do some web-slinging of your own, the game is definitely on its way and it looks awesome! (more…)
It’s pretty much par for the course these days that if you decide to make a super hero film, almost everyone involved will be forced to endure the wrath of the Internet fanboy-trolls. Whether it’s the hatred that Ben Affleck receives for being the next Batman or people crying out their displeasure over the size of Gal Gadot’s boobs, the form that this nerd rage takes ranges from critical assessment to just plain idiocy. It wasn’t so long ago that Jamie Foxx – Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Electro – got his own earful (eyeful?) of Internet hate. Now, in a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Foxx let loose with some of his own opinions on how these things play out, along with a bit of insight into the character of Electro. Check it out below: (more…)
Hopefully by now you’ve all had a chance to chill out from this morning’s revelation of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer. Undoubtedly you’ve watched it several times now to uncover it’s hidden secrets and Easter eggs, because, let’s face it, you just can’t help yourself. But if you’re looking for insight, Total Film has something for you, specifically a version of the Spider-Man trailer with color commentary from director Marc Webb and members of the cast. What do they have to say about the film? Read on and watch the video, dear reader. (more…)
In the villain loaded sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, the most villainous of all is Max Dillion, AKA: Electro (played by Jamie Foxx). As we’ve seen in clips and images so far, we know we will see two sides to Electro, the pre- and post-super-power version of him, which begs the question: How will Electro get his powers in the film? It you subscribe to the Daily Bugle then you’ll already know the answer, for the rest of you the potential spoiler filled reveal is below. (more…)
Well, he kinda does, depending on how you choose to interpret what he said about the future of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise during a recent interview promoting White House Down. (Obviously, possible SPOILERS after this point!)
There’s a new set of stills coming out of The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘s production starring Andrew Garfield as our Friendly Neighborhood Web Slinger. This time around we’re getting a better look at Jamie Foxx in the new Electro suit. As cool as the new suit looks, I kinda miss the old yellow and green suit to tell you the truth.
I’m really looking forward to seeing Paul Giamatti in the full Rhino suit, he is such a talented actor, just take a look at the HBO miniseries Adams and you’ll see what I mean.
Take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, hits the big screen on May 2nd, 2014.
We know that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is full to the brim with villains – Electro (Jamie Foxx), Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper), Black Cat (Felicity Jones), though that last one is more rumor than anything – but aside from a recent pic of Foxx as Electro, we haven’t seen too much of all those bad guys.
And now there’s this. It’s a video of some spy pics from the Rochester set of Amazing 2, and the video-makers think it seems to indicate the look of Paul Giamatti‘s character Rhino. Now obviously, the shot isn’t of the Rhino in costume, and it’s not even Giamatti himself, but the mask the stunt man is wearing, and the very Russian mob-style appearance with the tattoos and the jump suit, it’s easy to conclude that maybe this is what Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich might look like out of costume.
Press play on the video below and judge for yourself.
Source: Coming Soon