December 5, 2013 by Paul Curtin
Last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man swung a little too close to the original for my own personal taste, but it still just barely managed to do enough to justify itself as a reboot so soon. Now, it looks like the sequel will be upping the stakes with multiple villains for Spidey to face off against… just like the mess of a film that was Spider-Man 3.
While more foes means more conflicts, which should make for some awesome fight sequences, it could also mean far too much going on in one two-hour film. Hopefully, director Marc Webb has learned from the mistakes of previous Spider-Man films, but considering how close his last film was to the first three, it’s hard to be all-in on the sequel — especially with how heavy the use of CGI seems to be in trailer scenes that look more like a video game than a superhero film.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014, and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Dane DeHaan, who is best known as the villain from Chronicle.