Spidey sequel is captivating stuff

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From Spidey’s first appearance web slinging around New York City, The Amazing Spiderman 2 is captivating.

Shortly after graduation, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) reluctantly ends his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Moving on, Stacy gets a job at Oscorp, now owned by Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn, outed from his own company and suffering from a degenerative illness. He teams up the electricity wielding villain Electro, to reclaim his company and get some of Spiderman’s blood; a potential cure.

Garfield and Stone, a real life couple, have tonnes of chemistry together. Every time Garfield is in costume, he is terrific. While I liked Tobey Maguire as Spiderman, the dry, wisecracking personality that Spiderman is known for in the comics and cartoons was absent from his portrayal. For the first time in a Spiderman film, I felt like I was watching Spiderman. I laughed a few times at the film’s offbeat humour.

I didn’t like the last two Spiderman films and thus didn’t have high expectations this time round. Improving upon everything I had fault with in the last film, my expectations were greatly surpassed. It offers exactly what you want from a superhero sequel and is tremendously entertaining.