[Review] Villains spice things up nicely

[Review] Villains spice things up nicely

Spidey continues to woo the audience with his goofy blend of awkward charm and superhero skills in the latest instalment of the rebooted series The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Yet Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is having less success with girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone); they split after she becomes fed up with sharing Parker with his costumed persona's duties, and decides to move to Britain.

Two new adversaries mean he has no time to mend his broken heart. First of all, Peter's best-friend-turned-super-villain Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) has got his hands on a range of revolutionary armour and biotechnology. Then Harry's employee Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) is accidentally transformed into an electricity-wielding baddie. When these two join forces, they threaten not only New York's power supply, but also the love of Spidey's life.

Some critics say the reboot has too many villains, but the tangled web of cunning plots is a plus, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The tinderbox chemistry between Garfield and Stone lights up the film, too.

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Villains spice things up nicely

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