Screen Junkies has released an honest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it doesn’t pull punches when it comes to the Marc Webb-helmed sequel to Sony’s poorly received franchise reboot.
The film, which was a follow-up to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, seemed like a decent pivot point for the franchise and promised plenty of spectacle in its trailers, but failed to deliver a coherent product when finally released in 2014.
Instead of focusing on developing the story laid out in the first film, Sony seemed to take a bigger is better approach to the sequel and ended up cramming four villains into the film — including Jamie Foxx’s Electro, a villain with an insane origin story that fans and critics alike were quick to criticize.
Screen Junkies is quick to cite the ridiculous scene in which Electro gets his powers in the film, along with the fan fiction-inspired approach to the character’s obsession with Spider-Man. Of course, while the handling of Electro was a common complaint among fans, the uselessness of Rhino in the film proved to be an even bigger frustration, as the scene from the trailers showcasing a fight between the villain and Spidey ultimately had no payoff.
Of course, the failed Amazing Spider-Man reboot resulted in one good thing for Spider-Man fans. After The Amazing Spider-Man 2 failed to perform at the box office, Marvel Studios and Sony came together to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel got creative control over the web-slinger’s solo outings, beginning with Spider-Man: Homecoming, which is set to hit theaters this weekend.
That film, which was directed by Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car), will see Tom Holland return as Spider-Man in his first solo outing since his debut in last year’s Captain America: Civil War. As of right now, Marvel Studios has a five movie plan for Holland’s Spider-Man, which started in Civil War and will conclude with Homecoming 2.
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