One Wonders if We Need to Go See 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2?'

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the sequel to the 2012 movie of the same name, but without the '2!'  Andrew Garfield reprises this pocketbook thickening role of Peter Parker, and Emma Stone reprises her boot-wearing blonde role of Gwen Stacy.

Other cast of characters include

  • Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson
  • Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro
  • Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
  • Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino
  • Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn
  • Sally Field as Aunt May
  • Marton Csokas as Dr. Kafka
  • Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn

Marc Webb is again directing off a screenplay by the writing team of Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci.

It's due out in May of 2014, but I haven't seen a rating or runtime yet.  I'll assume over 120 minutes and another PG-13 rating.  (Hey, if done right, PG-13 can be OK. Star Trek 2 just proved that in a big way.)

With all that said, if you've been following any of the media/press being released by distributor Columbia Pictures, we're seeing so many images from the set of the movie that I'm not sure we'll actually need to go see it.

All we need to do is print out all the images and flip through them!

All joking aside, I've not been very enthusiastic about this sequel.  Sure, I might go see it, but the first one was just OK for me.  But Kurtzman and Orci lends some hope for me, to the tale of Peter Parker.

And with all the media, (just like last time), I'm starting to wonder what will be left to be seen fresh in the movie theater?  Even as they get propagated by Columbia, some are being labelled as spoilers.  For comic franchise fans, we know what it means when the Green Goblin and Gwen Stacy cross paths in the same story.  Whether what we know actually happens or not, well, I wouldn't be surprised, but I'll wait to see how they mix it up or leave it for another film.  Plus Parker will have a few other meta-humans mashing it up with him, with Electro and The Rhino.

(I have to say this:  At the end of the first film, when the Lizard starts to change back, and Spider-Man is holding on to the ledge, Connors helps him up over the ledge.  Um, doesn't Spider-Man stick to things???  That's all.  I just noticed this the other weekend when it was on TV.)

There's a good chance I'll go see this Spider-Man 2 sequel, but we'll see how things pan out.