The Amazing Spiderman 2 is not so amazing, just thought I’d start with that. Let’s leave aside the fact that’s it’s a reboot of a reboot of a whatever, in the space of 10 years; I enjoyed the last film (the first reboot of the reboot………never mind) and was interested to see how it would continue. In short, they’ve shunted in far too many villains with really flimsy motives and disproportionate responses, like really flimsy motives, it would have been better to have 1 or 2 solid villains and concrete up the narrative, they had enough time to do it in with over 2 hours run time! We meet Electro, Jamie Foxx in a very Mr. Freeze from Batman & Robin style role (not a good place to be in), Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn turning in a respectable and terrifying performance, and Paul Giamatti for once not playing someone not wise cracking or slimy. It felt a bit all over the place, but the saving grace and the really strong base to build this film on was the relationship between Spiderman/Peter (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) in a convincing partnership with real chemistry that doesn’t feel forced, fake or put upon. This is no surprise as they are a couple in real life, but their scenes together were so watchable as a love story rather then a superhero story, and Stone was more then a match for Garfield’s nervous energy. The end of the film has a very long credits list (to provide for all the vfx artists to provide for all the CGI that the film used) and went through 4 songs/themes/scores, I took this as a metaphor for the film, overly long, not focussed and too many characters.