The Amazing Spider Man 2 is a 2012 American-British superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is the sequel to 2008’s The Amazing Spider Man, and the second installment in the trilogy of films based on the Spider-Man franchise. The film was directed by Marc Webb, and stars Toby Maguire, Shailene Woodley, and Chris Evans. The film is set for a September 3, 2012 release in the United States, and a month later in the United Kingdom.
The Amazing Spider Man 2 follows the story of Peter Parker, who, suffering from severe depression due to the death of his friend, is unable to solve the mystery of who killed him. After several months of reflection, he decides that it is time to put his talents as a web-slinger to good use and vows to stop crime in New York City. Along the way, he meets with the people he cares about most: Mary Jane Watson, who at first shows him little affection but eventually gives him her blessing, and his Aunt May, who encourages him to use his powers for good rather than evil. Besides the return of his ex-boyfriend, Harry Osborn, who has reinvented himself as the monstrous Green Goblin, and is out to get revenge on Peter for humiliating him, Nick Fury is back, this time as the head of the A.S.M. agency as well. However, Osborn is not the only villain who returns, as the film also introduces the Shocker, a mysterious individual who may or may not be working for Doctor Octopus as well.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Special Features
Just like the previous films in the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 offers a variety of special features. These include:
- Audio Commentary By Marc Webb – The director/writer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sit down with film blogger Jesse Hassink to discuss the film and offer some insights into the making of the second act. Topics include: character backstory, filming the climax with Spider-Man and the Green Goblin, and much more.
- Exclusive Look At The Design Of The Green Goblin – You’ll get a chance to see how the design team brought the popular supporting character from the comics to the big screen.
- Featurette: The Evolution Of Spider-Man – Focuses on the design process as well as the evolution of Spider-Man, from his humble beginnings in the pages of the original comic to his larger-than-life presence on the silver screen.
- Deleted Scenes – Several scenes that didn’t make the final cut that provide an extra glimpse into the making of the film.
- Outtakes – Some of the funnier scenes that didn’t make the final cut, including the debut of Spider-Man’s new suit.
- Home Video Trailer (Blu-ray Only) – Another trailer for the film, featuring clips from the story along with scenes from the movie itself.
- Marvel Studios Logos On All Media – Like the first entry in the franchise, Spider-Man 2 is sponsored by Marvel Studios, and as such they have their logo plastered all over the site. However, unlike the teaser at the end of the first film, the second entry offers more of a trailer vibe with lots of narration from the film’s key players, along with some cool action scenes.
Marvel Studios Logo Placement
In late September of last year, news broke that Walt Disney Company had secretly reached a deal with Netflix to make 20 movies based on Marvel Comics titles, reports surfaced that Disney would buy the rights to stream these films through their own Disney Plus streaming service. What followed was a veritable swarm of media coverage regarding the possible launch of a new Disney Plus service and speculation about what titles might be available for streaming. One of the most prominent titles that attracted a great deal of interest was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is somewhat fitting, as this is the second film in the series. The first film in the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man, was also released by Disney, and it was their idea to make a sequel in the first place. Before we get into the details, it’s important to establish that this is not the official website for the upcoming Disney Plus service, as we don’t know many details about it.
Movie Poster, Title Card Art, And More!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 poster art is a true sight to behold. The film is packed with special effects, lots of action, and some really funny scenes. One of the most interesting things about the movie poster is that it doesn’t feature any of Spider-Man’s standard equipment, aside from his webbing of course. There aren’t a lot of surprises in terms of the film’s plot, as it follows pretty much the same storyline as its predecessor, The Amazing Spider-Man. This is a huge departure from the comics, where the series has mostly been its own entity, but it makes sense when you think about how the films are meant to be enjoyed by a broad audience. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 also keeps the tradition of the first film by not using a lot of dialogue, instead relying on its colorful cast to carry the film. The title card art for the film is also a sight to behold, as it features some of the most recognizable faces in cinema, including Richard Hatch (The Lost Boys), Ken Davitian (Face/Off), and Michael Clarke (Spider-Man 3). Finally, we have several character posters featuring Peter Parker, Harry Osborn, and Doctor Octopus along with the tagline, “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.” This is something that both the character and the film itself explores, as it ponders the nature of great power and the responsibilities that come with it.
In terms of story, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a definite step up from the first film, offering a more mature story with fewer characters, but it still has that charming quirkiness that makes the series so memorable. The film also benefits greatly from being made with a smaller budget, as it doesn’t rely as much on elaborate sets or extremely flashy special effects, instead keeping things simple and using practical effects where possible. It also manages to be more emotional, and while there are still some hilarious scenes, they’re not as light-hearted as in the first film. The acting is also exceptional, with everyone giving memorable performances, especially Chris Evans, who plays the big-headed hero with ease. Overall, the films are still very funny and entertaining, but they also manage to be quite moving at times as well. Webb has quite a bit to answer for, as he continues to prove that he is more than capable of handling big-budget films.