Columbia Pictures (Sony) released their new super hero/action flick, “The Amazing Spider Man 2” into theaters yesterday, May 1st, and the top critics have given it mixed reviews with an overall score of 53 out of a 100 across 48 reviews over at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Sarah Gadon. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score, saying, “There are two types of superhero movies: the ones that brood and the ones that swing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is proudly the latter, filled with high-energy action.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75. He stated, “Director Marc Webb and his forces come up with some gorgeous special effects, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have terrific chemistry, but as is the case with far too many superhero movies, the plot is a bit of an overstuffed mess.” Read more »