The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the newest sequel to create so much buzz before its premiere, if you haven't seen the movie yet you are better off in the dark until you have screened the film as the surprise ending may infuriate you, displease you as it goes against the grain for this superhero
character or make you happy like
a button the director and
writers were not sold on a
traditional ending from an
Trust me I tell you this
movie is seriously flawed and
after leaving the screening room I was initially unhappy with the story overall and with the big surprise, but then I felt I could forgive the ending even though the film struggled under some major problems. I gave the film a second screening as the first was made under highly distracting circumstances. The second screening yielded vastly different impressions from the first.
The first fifteen minutes of the film play out almost as if it were a James Bond film, loaded with intrigue, suspense and more revealing bits about Spidey's origins. It's as if director Sam Mendes was helming the production crew and not Marc Webb.
The swift direction continues along, fast and extremely well paced. There is a sharper and edgier feel about the entire production, far more than the original series and the 007 style and intrigue abounds including scenes in which Spidey's girlfriend is looking into the disappearance of a fellow employee at Oscorp.