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The web-slingin' wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. As the film opens, we find Richard Campbell Scott and Mary Parker Embeth Davitz stealing away with some crucial Oscorp files while leaving young Peter in the care of Aunt May Sally Field and Uncle Ben. Flash forward about a decade, and Peter Garfield is swinging into action as Spider-Man;...
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Overview

The web-slingin' wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb's 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Foxx. As the film opens, we find Richard Campbell Scott and Mary Parker Embeth Davitz stealing away with some crucial Oscorp files while leaving young Peter in the care of Aunt May Sally Field and Uncle Ben. Flash forward about a decade, and Peter Garfield is swinging into action as Spider-Man; having successfully thwarted the hijacking of an Oscorp truck by notorious Russian criminal Aleksei Sytsevich Paul Giamatti, Peter ditches the costume just in time to meet up with Gwen Stacy Emma Stone at their high school graduation. Despite his deep love for Emma, however, Peter remains haunted by his promise to her late father not to get emotionally involved with her for fear that she could be targeted by Spider-Man's enemies. Meanwhile, young Harry Osborne Dane DeHaan inherits OsCorp and a deadly retrovirus from his father Norman Chris Cooper, and brilliant but timid OsCorp scientist Max Dillon Jamie Foxx gets infused with a powerful dose of electricity while attempting to fix a faulty power circuit in the lab. Upon regaining consciousness, Max discovers that he has the power to harness electrical currents - the higher the voltage the more powerful he becomes. When a battle with Max in Times Square shorts out Spidey's web-shooters, Peter goes to work on developing a more reliable model of his signature weapon while Harry grows convinced that Spider-Man's blood is the key to his survival. Later, villainous OsCorp chairman Donald Menken Colm Feore steals the company out right out from under Harry, driving the vengeful youth to break Max -- now Electro -- out of the heavily-guarded Ravencroft Institute for a two-pronged attack on Menken and Spider-Man. The stage for that battle is set when New York City goes dark just as Peter declares his love to Gwen, plunging the wise-cracking web-slinger into a fight that could forever alter the course of his life.
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Special Features

Blu-ray exclusives; 9 additional deleted scenes with Commentary by Director Marc Webb; The wages of heroism: making "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"-over 100 minutes of immersive featurettes detailing the heroic efforts to bring "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" to life; Also includes filmmaker's Commentary; 4 deleted scenes with Commentary; Alicia Keys "It's On Again" music video
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
Director Marc Webb swings out from under Sam Raimi's shadow with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, an intoxicatingly kinetic sequel that scores high marks for action and characterization, but stumbles in its attempt to give high-voltage villain Electro a spark of motivation. Fortunately, despite the somewhat bloated 142-minute running time, Webb and screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner manage to keep the story moving along for the most part, although not even the voltaic climactic battle can live up to the inventive action that kicks the story into motion. As the film opens, we find Richard (Campbell Scott) and Mary Parker (Embeth Davidtz) stealing away with some crucial Oscorp files while leaving young Peter in the care of Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben. Flash forward about a decade, and Peter is swinging into action as Spider-Man; having successfully thwarted the hijacking of an Oscorp truck by notorious Russian criminal Aleksei Sytsevich (Paul Giamatti), Peter ditches the costume just in time to meet up with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) at their high-school graduation. Yet in spite of his deep love for Gwen, Peter remains haunted by his promise to her late father not to get emotionally involved with her, for fear that she could be targeted by Spider-Man's enemies. Meanwhile, young Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) inherits control of Oscorp, as well as a deadly retrovirus, from his father Norman (Chris Cooper), and brilliant but timid Oscorp scientist Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) gets infused with a large dose of electricity while attempting to fix a faulty power circuit in the lab. Upon regaining consciousness, Max discovers that he has the ability to harness electrical currents -- and the higher the voltage, the more powerful he becomes. When a battle with Max in Times Square shorts out Spidey's web shooters, Peter goes to work developing a more reliable model of his signature weapon. Elsewhere, Harry grows convinced that Spider-Man's blood is the key to his survival. Later, villainous Oscorp chairman Donald Menken (Colm Feore) steals the company right out from under Harry, driving the vengeful youth to break Max -- now Electro -- out of the heavily guarded Ravencroft Institute for a two-pronged attack on Menken and Spider-Man. The stage for that battle is set when New York City goes dark just as Peter declares his love to Gwen, plunging the wisecracking web slinger into a fight that could forever alter the course of his life. Having previously been hampered by Spidey's origin story in The Amazing Spider-Man, Webb hits the ground running here. With Orci, Kurtzman, and Pinkner taking over for the previous installment's scribes (Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, and James Vanderbilt), the screenplay offers a satisfying mix of action and exposition early on, especially with regards to Peter's relationship with Gwen. Together, Garfield and Stone share a chemistry that gives the two characters' relationship substance -- both in lighthearted scenes and more dramatic ones as well. Likewise, the writing trio take their time in fleshing out Peter's relationship with Harry (no doubt a crucial component to the mythology), but therein also lies the problem that many viewers will have with the film -- the secondary villain is much more compelling than the primary one. Try as the writers might to give Max a motivation for unleashing his fury once he becomes Electro, they leave the audience to make a questionable leap in logic regarding his vendetta against Spider-Man. For that reason, despite Electro's impressive appearance and abilities (and a clever personal arc), he ultimately rings somewhat hollow as a true adversary. Thankfully, the writers have a bit more up their sleeves than will be revealed here, though that particular imbalance does seem like a sore oversight in a script that doesn't skimp on characterization. Then there's the action. The special effects in The Amazing Spider-Man were a noticeable improvement over those in the final entry of Raimi's trilogy (which came out just five years earlier). Here, the more realistic rendering and added fluidity suggest that Webb has grown more comfortable working with effects than he was in the previous installment, and that familiarity allows him to inject an impressive amount of style into the mix as well. There are moments, especially during our hero's initial confrontation with Electro in Times Square, that allow the audience to glimpse the "Spidey sense" that has gone on to become a part of the public lexicon, even outside of comic-book shops. It's those little flourishes that help keep the action from feeling redundant, and the audience from growing restless. Also more apparent this time out is Spidey's penchant for cracking wise while busting skulls. Those occasionally corny one-liners are a crucial component of his colorful personality, and though the zingers here could have packed a bit more wit, Garfield's confident delivery still manages to earn a chuckle or two on sheer enthusiasm alone. And though few are likely to be laughing during the somber scenes that follow the final battle, the future for this series looks promising if Webb and company build on the emotional core of the story while pitting the web slinger against foes that have as much substance as style. Should they, unlike Raimi, manage to avoid stumbling in the final stretch, this team have a shot at delivering a series that could give that faulty trilogy a run for its money, despite the undisputed mastery of the latter's middle installment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2014
  • UPC: 043396439573
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD / with Blu-Ray
  • Time: 2:21:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 19,748

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andrew Garfield Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone Gwen Stacy
Jamie Foxx Max Dillon/Electro
Dane DeHaan Harry Osborn
Chris Cooper Noman Osborn
Paul Giamatti Aleksei Sytsevich, The Rhino
Felicity Jones , Felicia
B.J. Novak Alistair Smythe
Colm Feore Donald Menken
Sally Field Aunt May
Embeth Davidtz Mary Parker
Campbell Scott Richard Parker
Marton Csokas Dr. Ashley Kafka
Louis Cancelmi Man in Black Suit
Max Charles Young Peter Parker
Sarah Gadon Kari
Michael Massee Gustav Fiers (The Gentleman)
Jorge Vega Jorge
Bill Heck G-5 Co-Pilot
Teddy Coluca Gwen's Cabbie
Helen Stern British Desk Attendant
Aidy Bryant Statue of Liberty Lady
Cal McCrystal Principal Conway
Anslem Richardson Times Square Cop
Mark Doherty SWAT Team Leader
James Colby Lead Officer
Kari Coleman Helen Stacy
Skyler Gisondo Howard Stacy
Charlie DePew Philip Stacy
Robert Newman Police Captain
Adrian Martinez Bodega Cashier
Thaddeus Phillips Robber
James McCauley Air Traffic Controller
Rachael McOwen Dispatcher
David Shabtai Dispatcher
Greg Connolly Osborn Butler
Timothy James Adams Pilot
Tug Coker Pilot
Jabari Gray Pilot
Jamie Lynn Concepcion Jorge's Mother
Pat Kiernan NY1 News Anchor
Jessica Abo NY1 Reporter
Clem Cheung Chinese Grandpa
Dusan Hyska Armed Robber
Andrei Runtso Armed Robber
Brennan Taylor Ravncroft Guard
Slate Holmgren Ravencroft Guard
Drew Beasley Bully
Matthew Tronieri Bully
Dario Barosso Bully
Paul Urcioli Doctor
David Shih Doctor
Daniel Gerroll OsCorp Department Head
Brian McElhaney Times Square Bystander
Jonathan Braylock Times Square Bystander
Steven Hauck Corporate Lawyer
JD Walsh Dr. Jallings, Science Investigator
Stan Lee Graduation Guest
Technical Credits
Marc Webb Director
Avi Arad Producer
Kathleen Chopin Casting
Tomas Cohen Associate Producer
Mark Friedberg Production Designer
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Malchus Janocko Art Director
Kim Jennings Art Director
Richard Johnson Art Director
Stephen Kelley Makeup
Noelle King Set Decoration/Design
Alex Kurtzman Original Story, Screenwriter
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Michael Lerman Asst. Director
Steve Love Asst. Director
Magnificent Six Score Composer
Francine Maisler Casting
Johnny Marr Score Composer
Bruce McCleery Cinematographer
Robert Bruce McLeery Cinematographer
Danny Michael Sound Mixer
Dan Mindel Cinematographer
Bruce G. Moriarty Asst. Director
Roberto Orci Original Story, Screenwriter
Jeff Pinkner Original Story, Screenwriter
Pietro Scalia Editor
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Beatriz Sequeira Associate Producer
Matt Tolmach Producer
James Vanderbilt Original Story
E. Bennett Walsh Executive Producer
Pharrell Williams Score Composer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3D
1. Scene 1 [:35]
2. Scene 2 [:35]
3. Scene 3 [6:29]
4. Scene 4 [7:22]
5. Scene 5 [5:45]
6. Scene 6 [9:12]
7. Scene 7 [9:35]
8. Scene 8 [11:53]
9. Scene 9 [8:55]
10. Scene 10 [8:59]
11. Scene 11 [7:26]
12. Scene 12 [:02]
13. Scene 13 [9:04]
14. Scene 14 [9:54]
15. Scene 15 [6:06]
16. Scene 16 [1:56]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3D
   Play Movie
   Languages
      Audio
         English
         English Audio Descriptive Service
         French
         Spanish
      Subtitles
         English*
         English Commentary Subtitles
         French
         Spanish*
         Spanish Commentary Subtitles
         Subtitles: Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Filmmakers: On/Off
         Audio Commentary With Filmmakers: On
         Audio Commentary With Filmmakers: Off
      Deleted & Alternate Scenes
         Deleted & Alternate Scenes Audio Commentary With Director Marc Webb: On/Off
            Deleted & Alternate Scenes Audio Commentary With Director Marc Webb: On
            Deleted & Alternate Scenes Audio Commentary With Director Marc Webb: Off
         Play All
            Max's Mother
            Peter Visits Harry
            Oxford Acceptance
            Birth Of The Goblin
         Alicia Keys - "It's On Again" Music Video
         Previews
            Annie
            When The Game Stands Tall
            Think Like A Man Too
            Mom's Night Out
            Appleseed: Alpha
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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    My most recent movie I've seen and I enjoyed it. I liked it equ

    My most recent movie I've seen and I enjoyed it.

    I liked it equally as much as the first four movies but is there going to be another one?

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    Posted December 20, 2014

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