Hopefully Amazing Spiderman 2 gets the amazing right

Hopefully Amazing Spiderman 2 gets the amazing right

Cameron Bolton, Staff Reporter

In 2012, the Spider-Man reboot, now titled The Amazing Spider-Man, was a really surprising success. As a fan of the original trilogy, I walked in ready to hate it and found myself really liking it. May 2, the sequel comes out, and just by watching the trailers, I can’t help but predict everything that’s going to be wrong with it.

Let’s go back to 2007 when Spider-Man 3 came out. The film failed for a number of reasons, but I find the main reason being that it was weighed down by too much plot. You had Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) exploring his dark side, a strained relationship with a possible new love interest, Harry Osborn (James Franco) becoming the New Goblin, the alien symbiote/Venom (Topher Grace), and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church). They only seem to be repeating that mistake with this new film.

You have Peter (Andrew Garfield) looking into his background which will no doubt drive a lot of the plot. Then you have his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and whether it’ll end on a sour note as it does in the comics. Oh, and along with dealing with those two huge things, he has three new villains to deal with.

Electro (Jamie Foxx), Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan), and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) will all appear in the new film.

That’s right, we once again are going to be treated to the origin stories of three all new characters. Sam Raimi has stated that originally Doc Ock was going to appear in the original Spider-Man and team up with the Green Goblin but he cut it out because he felt it  “wouldn’t do the movie justice to have a third origin in there.”

What makes Marc Webb think that he can do better?

I also heard that, originally, Shailene Woodley was going to appear in this movie as Mary Jane (originally played by Kirsten Dunst) but the director decided to cut her scenes. At first I was surprised at that decision, but now I partially understand upon looking at everything else that’s going to be going on in this one movie.

The only reason that I’m probably going to see this movie in theaters is because of the cast. You have got Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan (who I’ve only seen in Chronicle but I think we can say that he was amazing in that movie) and to a lesser extent Paul Giamatti. The first film was surprisingly good so I suppose there’s still a chance that I could be completely wrong, which I sincerely hope I am.