Freed from the burden of a seen-it-all-before origin story, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a marked improvement from its predecessor and gets more right than it does wrong, but it is still unworthy of its title.
After a flashback gives us more details on Peter Parker’s parents (more on that later), the narrative picks up from where the first left off. Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) are very much in love, but Peter is still haunted by the promise he made to Gwen’s Father to stay away from her. Elsewhere, an industrial accident sees Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx) transform into dangerous villain Electro, whilst Peter’s childhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) re-emerges with secrets of his own.
This week, on behalf of HeyUGuys I was invited to a special screening of footage from Marc Webb’s forthcoming superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which included the first 15 minutes in addition to two pivotal scenes. I won’t go into too much detail about what I saw, but here are some of my takeaways from what was revealed. Suffice to say, there’s plenty of reasons to start getting excited.
After premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and opening the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Breathe In hits UK cinemas next week. The film reunites director Drake Doremus and actress Felicity Jones, who previously collaborated in 2011’s well-received romantic drama Like Crazy, and on behalf of Hey U Guys I recently sat down with the duo ahead of the film’s UK release.
In the interview, we chatted to the pair about the impetus behind the film, as well as the pros and cons of improvisation and scripted dialogue. Jones also talks about working with Doremus again, in addition to showing off some impressive piano skills.