Earlier today The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screened for critics in the UK, as the film is set to be released in the UK on April 16, 2014. After some early feedback on Twitter, the first full-length reviews for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have now been released online. We've rounded up some of the first reviews below.
According to The Telegraph, "Marc Webb's Spider-Man sequel is overstuffed with high-voltage villains, but the sparks between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone save the day." The Telegraph gave Amazing Spider-Man 2 three stars out of five.
According to The Playlist, "We went into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hoping that it would take what worked about the first film and run with it. We left thinking that, if it continues on this downwards curve, we'd avoid future Spider-films like the plague."
According to Digital Spy, "Peter's past, present and future all intertwine in a sequel that offers bang for your buck. That said you can't help feel the franchise bean counters at work here thanks to all the ominous foreshadowing and unresolved character arcs. Too many cooks and all that..." Digital Spy gave Amazing Spider-Man 2 three stars out of five.
According to Hey U Guys, "Though there are inevitably a few plot inconsistencies and moments where you’re left to scratch your head, seeing as this film is about a man dressed up as a spider, saving people from a scary blue man with electronic powers, you can forgive its fantastical, surrealistic approach. By playing up to such a tone, it makes for a film that’s inherently good fun and a more than worthy trip to the cinema. Ultimately, that’s what truly matters where blockbusters are concerned – making this particular picture something of a success." Hey U Guys gave Amazing Spider-Man 2 four out of five stars.
According to Screen Daily, "The sheer good-natured charm of the Spider-Man character and the delightful on-screen chemistry of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone combine to make superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 an enjoyable – if rather unwieldy at times – adventure romp."
According to CineVue, "The action is never mind-blowingly spectacular but the web-slinging itself has been upgraded with Garfield's cocky confidence seamlessly filtered into the sequences. Although it fundamentally has many of the same issues as the first film, the strengths are enhanced in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it's certainly a step forward for the franchise. Now, let's give the web-head a villain worthy of his attention." CineVue gave The Amazing Spider-Man 2 three out of five stars.