Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 lands in UK cinemas this week, and by most accounts it is a step up from the original, occasionally derailed by a lack of restrain that thankfully can be put more down to Webb's enthusiastic fandom, rather than a lack of artfulness. The sequel is an occasionally rip-roaring, always entertaining comic book movie, exploring not only the superlative and the heroic, but also the human mysteries of Peter Parker's character, and crucially his personal relationships. And to balance the subtle brilliance of the relationship between Parker and forbidden love Gwen Stacy, there are more than enough sparks and spectacle in his dynamic with new villain Electro. Since Marc Webb and Sony have been very clear that they plan to set up further Spider-Man, it was inevitable that the sequel would end with a number of significant questions and narrative threads still open. After all, there is already one sequel incoming, and two spin-offs for definite, and Webb needed to fertilise the ground to set-up story and character opportunities. And some of the questions don't have particularly clear answers yet... Please note: this article contains spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. If you dont want to know what happens in the Spideys newest adventure, do abandon ship.
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