History YMMV / TheAmazingSpiderman2

24th Oct '17 9:43:04 AM StardustSoldier
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* LoveItOrHateIt: If the reviews are to be believed, the film is very divisive. Its either a narmy, cluttered and predictable mess ''a la Film/SpiderMan3'', or a well-paced, moving and enjoyable movie that corrects the mistakes of its predecessor and steps out of the Raimi shadow. Some TakeAThirdOption and argue that it's a mix of both.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: If the reviews are to be believed, the The film is very divisive. Its either a narmy, cluttered and predictable mess ''a la Film/SpiderMan3'', or a well-paced, moving and enjoyable movie that corrects the mistakes of its predecessor and steps out of the Raimi shadow. Some TakeAThirdOption and argue that it's a mix of both.
22nd Oct '17 4:52:30 AM StardustSoldier
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The film is frequently perceived as [[{{Sequelitis}} a step down]] compared to [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan its predecessor]], with an overly convoluted plot, and [[HamAndCheese over-the-top villains]], but both Creator/AndrewGarfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Creator/EmmaStone as Gwen Stacy give the same conviction to their characters that they did in the previous film. Many called their scenes the best part of the film, but subsequently lost any hope for a third film being good due to [[spoiler:this film killing off Gwen Stacy]]. [[FranchiseKiller The franchise was rebooted shortly after]], and a significant amount of fans were calling for ''TASM 2'' to be retconned so Garfield and Stone could return (instead their characters were recast.)

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The film is frequently perceived as [[{{Sequelitis}} a step down]] compared to [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan its predecessor]], with an overly convoluted plot, and [[HamAndCheese over-the-top villains]], but both Creator/AndrewGarfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Creator/EmmaStone as Gwen Stacy give the same conviction to their characters that they did in the previous film. Many called their scenes the best part of the film, but subsequently lost any hope for a third film being good due to [[spoiler:this film killing off Gwen Stacy]]. [[FranchiseKiller The franchise was rebooted shortly after]], and a significant amount of fans were calling for ''TASM 2'' to be retconned so Garfield and Stone could return (instead their characters were recast.)recast).



** Also, many reviewers have cited that the attempts at making Harry sympathetic just don't come off due to how creepy, entitled and arrogant he is. And then he sets off the chain of events that ends with Gwen Stacy dying. Not quite as unintentional that time, eh? Even for those feeling the above point with Peter is valid, there's just no coming back after what Harry did as the Green Goblin in response.

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** Also, many reviewers have cited that the attempts at making Harry sympathetic just don't come off due to how creepy, entitled and arrogant he is. And then he sets off the chain of events that ends [[spoiler:ends with Gwen Stacy dying.dying]]. Not quite as unintentional that time, eh? Even for those feeling the above point with Peter is valid, there's just no coming back after what Harry did as the Green Goblin in response.
19th Oct '17 11:04:40 AM ClintEastwood
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The film is frequently perceived as [[{{Sequelitis}} a step down]] compared to [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan its predecessor]], with an overly convoluted plot, and [[HamAndCheese over-the-top villains]], but both Creator/AndrewGarfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Creator/EmmaStone as Gwen Stacy give the same conviction to their characters that they did in the previous film. Many called their scenes the best part of the film, but subsequently lost any hope for a third film being good due to [[spoiler:this film killing off Gwen Stacy]]. [[FranchiseKiller The franchise was rebooted shortly after]], and a significant amount of fans were calling for ''TASM 2'' to be retconned so Garfield and Stone could return (instead their characters were recast.)



*** Like How It Should Have Ended points out, Peter could have given Harry the blood so he can research the cure from it with his vast wealth and research at disposal, not directly inject it into himself. As a brilliant student, Peter should have noticed this. Instead, depending on one's interpretation, the act of refusing Harry the blood may come up as Peter being too selfish to give his identity away through his blood, rather than the safety of his friend, considering that said friend is dying anyway.

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*** Like How It Should Have Ended WebVideo/HowItShouldHaveEnded points out, Peter could have given Harry the blood so he can research the cure from it with his vast wealth and research at disposal, not directly inject it into himself. As a brilliant student, Peter should have noticed this. Instead, depending on one's interpretation, the act of refusing Harry the blood may come up as Peter being too selfish to give his identity away through his blood, rather than the safety of his friend, considering that said friend is dying anyway.
21st Sep '17 6:21:45 PM NightShade96
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** There's a big close-up of the electricity fixing the gap in Max's front teeth when he's getting turned into Electro.
8th Sep '17 1:50:17 PM AntMan
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The conversation between Spider-Man and Harry Osborn lacks the IdiotPlot aspect from the film listed above. Rather than just outright refusing to give him blood for vague reasons, Spider-Man explains to Harry that he needs time to make sure it would be safe, and additionally points out that other lives could also be endangered if Harry became like the other Cross-Species.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The conversation between Spider-Man and Harry Osborn lacks the IdiotPlot aspect from the film listed above. Rather than just outright refusing to give him blood for vague reasons, Spider-Man explains to Harry that he needs time to make sure it would be safe, safe (something he feared that Harry would neglect to do in his desperation), and additionally points out that other lives could also be endangered if Harry became like the other Cross-Species.
8th Sep '17 10:30:54 AM AntMan
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The conversation between Spider-Man and Harry Osborn lacks the PoorCommunicationKills factor that the film had. Rather than just outright refusing to give him blood for vague reasons, Spider-Man explains to Harry that he needs time to make sure it would be safe, and additionally points out that other lives could also be endangered if Harry became like the other Cross-Species.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The conversation between Spider-Man and Harry Osborn lacks the PoorCommunicationKills factor that IdiotPlot aspect from the film had.listed above. Rather than just outright refusing to give him blood for vague reasons, Spider-Man explains to Harry that he needs time to make sure it would be safe, and additionally points out that other lives could also be endangered if Harry became like the other Cross-Species.
8th Sep '17 10:27:28 AM AntMan
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Web-swinging mechanics were improved for the game.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Web-swinging mechanics were improved The conversation between Spider-Man and Harry Osborn lacks the PoorCommunicationKills factor that the film had. Rather than just outright refusing to give him blood for vague reasons, Spider-Man explains to Harry that he needs time to make sure it would be safe, and additionally points out that other lives could also be endangered if Harry became like the game.other Cross-Species.
3rd Aug '17 2:21:13 PM Killerikala
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* CatharsisFactor: Tired of the Hero/Menace system? Replaying missions allows you to choose the time of day and you aren't bothered by the system, although random crimes wont happen either. Just swinging around the city can be surprisingly calming. Just don't head to the objective. (And optionally turn off voiceover volume and subtitles.)
* MostAnnoyingSound: Spidey wont shut up in free roam. Luckily, he can be silenced with the voiceover volume setting.
12th Jul '17 1:12:21 PM Isaac_Heller
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* {{Sequelitis}}: From a critical standpoint. The movie currently sits at 53% on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to its predecessor's score in the 70s, making it the worst-reviewed ''Spider-Man'' movie of all. Major criticisms being that the film is stuffed with too many plotlines and characters just like ''Film/SpiderMan3'' as well as spending too much time setting up its own sequels.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: From a critical standpoint. The movie currently sits at 53% 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to its predecessor's score in the 70s, making it the worst-reviewed ''Spider-Man'' movie of all. Major criticisms being that the film is stuffed with too many plotlines and characters just like ''Film/SpiderMan3'' as well as spending too much time setting up its own sequels.
6th Jul '17 3:04:16 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** A behind-the-scenes case, with the fact the film underperformed at the box office. It actually only underperformed in the sense Sony were [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge unrealistically optimistic]] about how much it would earn (they thought it would get past a billion dollars, despite none of the Spider-Man films reaching that point previously), and that it earned less than previous Spider-Man films; it still earned $700 Million, surpassing most of the Phase 1 MCU films (only ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' actually surpassed that), DC's ''Film/ManOfSteel'', and all the X-Men films save for ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', making it actually about average what the MCU films earn each instalment. Despite that, however, people generally talk about it like it was a giant bomb and a financial failure and use this as a point of criticism for why Spider-Man needs to be given back to Marvel, a mentality that Sony themselves seem to have taken concerning the film given what happened after. That being said, due to problems with the marketing, the overall profit for the film was still less than $100 million, which isn't all that impressive when the budget of the films is around $200 million.

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** A behind-the-scenes case, with the fact the film underperformed at the box office. It actually only underperformed in the sense Sony were [[ThisIsGoingToBeHuge unrealistically optimistic]] about how much it would earn (they thought it would get past a billion dollars, despite none of the Spider-Man films reaching that point previously), and that it earned less than previous Spider-Man films; it still earned $700 Million, surpassing most of the Phase 1 MCU films (only ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' actually surpassed that), DC's ''Film/ManOfSteel'', and all the X-Men films save for ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', making it actually about average what the MCU films earn each instalment.installment. Despite that, however, people generally talk about it like it was a giant bomb and a financial failure and use this as a point of criticism for why Spider-Man needs to be given back to Marvel, a mentality that Sony themselves seem to have taken concerning the film given what happened after. That being said, due to problems with the marketing, the overall profit for the film was still less than $100 million, which isn't all that impressive when the budget of the films is around $200 million.
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