Thursday, May 01, 2014
By Abbey Khan
Being Spider-man may be fun, but it’s not easy. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) tries to balance his personal, professional and crime-fighting life with varied degrees of success. Peter struggles to keep his promise to Captain Stacy by staying away from Gwen (Emma Stone) and tries to find the truth to his parents’ disappearance while battling new villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan).
Unfortunately, this film lacks the charm of the first Spider-man film. Jamie Foxx fails to impress as Electro, but this is due more to the writing and directing, and not his acting ability. It appears his character was suppose to serve as a comic relief, but instead it seemed more like a caricature. On the other hand, Andrew Garfield nailed it as the quick-witted Spider-man who is still trying to find his place as an action-hero and a regular man. Unless you’re a 3D junkie, there’s no reason to spend a few extra dollars to see this film in 3D– it doesn’t have the type of action to make it a 3D film and I feel the 3D experience actually distracts the viewer from getting the most out of the story.