The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

(2014)

Directed by Marc Webb

Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jaime Foxx, Dane DeHann, Sally Field

Rating: ******
              3/6

Spidey meets a Russian.

The film that stopped the franchise,
That made it stop at two,
Is the strange abomination
Called The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

It’s strange because, though bad,
It’ still very watchable,
Despite the fact that the story’s
So unbelievable.

So predictable is the story
That we can mentally complete each scene
Long before the end of it,
Though it’s a film we’d never seen.

This film’s characters
Include Spider-Man, of course.
His girlfriend, Gwen Stacey,
And a Russian crook of sorts.

There’s also an electrical engineer
Who seems to love Spider-Man,
And watches him on the television
Every chance he can.

He sees Spidey apprehend
The evil Russian crook,
And squeals like a little boy
As he gives Spidey another look.

However, when the engineer gets fired
And gains electrical powers,
He finds himself on television,
Displaying electrical showers.

He’s overjoyed, for he has reached
The very highest plane
That any human, anywhere,
Can ever hope to attain—

Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey.

Namely, he’s on T.V.,
A thing he’s always worshipped.
He feels he’s transcended
From Earth to the Mother Ship,

But when Spider-Man shows up
And the cameras focus on him
He decides he hates Spider-Man,
And tries to do him in.

He sends amperes of electrcity
Into Spidey’s path,
And calls himself Electro,
And shows his mighty wrath,

But he shouldn’t have a mighty wrath
Directed at Spidey’s physical space.
It’s only there because the plot
Says he’s the villain he’ll have to face.

There’s another villain, naturally,
In the form of Harry Osbourne.
The writers must have felt that in previous films,
They had neglected Mr. Osbourne.

He becomes the Green Goblin,
Naturally,
And kidnaps poor
Gwen Stacey,

But there’s room for another
Bad guy, you know.
The Russian becomes
The mighty Rhino.

Electro meets Harry Osbourne.

Some acting is campy,
Some pretty sad,
And the movie itself
Is unquestioningly bad,

But as a whole,
It’s good for a laugh.
I’ll give it a three,
Not a three and a half.

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