Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Theme Week part 3 Sequels

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

plot: After Spiderman saves the life of an engineer, the man becomes slightly obsessed with him, and blames him for not helping him after a second accident happens which mutates him. At the same time, Harry Osborn a childhood friend, discovers he's dying of a genetic disorder and begs for some of Spiderman's blood in order to save him. Being turned down, Harry decides to find the source of the spider-powers, and injects himself with a drug version of the venom. This turns him into something other then human. Along the way, Peter Parker learns the truth about his parent's death and the secret dna code that allows him to be the Spiderman.

This is a 2014 action-comedy-romance starring Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx.

Good movie, not great. I was expecting the Foxx character to have more of a role in the story, but it seemed weighed down by the romance. I never thought I'd ever say that about anything, but this film just lacked grit.

The themes here seem to be about choices, and the down side to being famous/popular. The Jamie Foxx character starts off as this nerdy type who is stepped on and pushed aside, who just wants to have some respect. That seems to be the same for the Dane DeHaan character of Osborn who plays the forgotten rich kid to perfection.

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