“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

Rated PG-13
2 hours 20 minutes

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Jamie Foxx

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – I’ve always had the Impression that “Spider-Man” was too much of a neurotic Mr. Nice Guy for an avenging superhero. That doesn’t stop “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” from flying high as the most extravagant adventure 250 million dollars can buy.

We’re just not sure if “Spider-Man” wants to bring arch enemy Jamie Foxx to justice or just psycho-analyze him, when Foxx admits he’s got serious anger issues.

You might channel your anger at the writers for passing off Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone as recent high school graduates. But “Spider-Man’s” affinity for acrobatics leaping tall buildings in a single bound, keeps the very young audience from straying beyond the basics.

But whenever Peter Parker’s in the company of some evil nemesis, he reverts back to his high strung sense of guilt. With so much emotional baggage weighing him down, it’s a wonder “Spider-Man” can get off the ground.

But none of “Spider-Man’s” hang ups along with the film’s well worn formula can alter the visual delight along with his casual attitude towards danger.

Frankly I can’t think of a better way to give your brain a good rest than seeing “The Amazing Spiderman 2” for 2 hours and 20 minutes. For leaving me completely refreshed and unchallenged after a tough day, let’s give this sequel 3 stars.

It won’t win any awards as the best “Spider-Man” ever, but this flick will sell a lot of tickets.

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