Spiderman Electrifies audiences with Rhinos and Goblins

Spiderman Electrifies audiences with Rhinos and Goblins

Anyone who likes sparkly flying blue people, mutated green people, Russian rhinos and spider people in spandex will love “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.

This movie, my favorite of all five Spidey films, features good acting, good special effects, lots of emotional impact and some decent Spider-Man action scenes — everything a good Spidey movie should have.

The film pits the villains Electro, Green Goblin and Rhino against the titular superhero. This combination of villains, as well as the great portrayals of Electro and Goblin by Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan, creates what is probably the best pool of antagonists in any Spidey movie so far.

The real high (or low, depending on how you look at it) point of the movie, though, comes toward the end, with a very emotional scene involving Gwen Stacy, Spidey’s Emma Stone-portrayed girlfriend. More than that, I shall not say, but that scene is one of the biggest reasons to see the movie.

I also enjoyed the fact that Spidey actually makes lots of funny sarcastic comments in the new Spider-Man 2. The absence of witty spider humor is a drawback from the first Spidey trilogy, and I’m glad it’s back in the spotlight for this film.

Overall, it’s probably the best Spidey film made so far, and I have high hopes for the next “Amazing Spider-Man” movie.

Four stars