'Amazing Spider-Man 2' New Featurette Shows Peter's Trials of Being a Hero
Counting down to the U.S. release on May 2, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" releases via Entertainment Weekly a fresh featurette that features never-before-seen footage. It shows Peter barely making it to his graduation ceremony but then swooping in for a kiss with Gwen.
It shows the ups and downs of the hero's relationship with his high school sweetheart. In several occasions, he dazzles her with romantic gestures, but in the others, she is worried sick about him. The fact that he faces off multiple strong opponents and she ends up in grave danger doesn't help.
"At the beginning of film, Spider-Man thinks he can have it all," says director Marc Webb. "He thinks he can protect the city, he thinks he can be the hero, he thinks he can get the girl, and he thinks everything is going to be okay. But, the world doesn't work like that. And the end of this film we're going to get a little hint as to what's to come."
Besides, Spidey also has to face bad press like J. Jonah Jameson. In the latest article from Daily Bugle viral site, the media head honcho calls the web slinger a "weirdo" and his fans "cyber-losers." He says, "These days it seems like everyone is talking about Spider-Man, except for one person of course: Spider-Man himself, who refuses to talk to the press."
"The wall-crawling weirdo would probably say actions speak louder than words, but the longer Spider-Man doesn't talk, the longer he ignores legitimate questions about how his actions have frustrated on-going police investigations. How he has used excessive force in foiling minor crimes. How his web swinging has distracted city drivers and led to a documented twenty-four accidents (and counting)."
Jameson continues his harsh criticisms, "Has Spider-Man stopped a mugger, a carjacker, or a bank robber here and there? Yeah, okay, I'll admit he has. But can Spider-Man answer this: do those actions offset all the problems he's created? Even if he could, I doubt he will."
Real-life couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy respectively. Jamie Foxx portrays Electro, Dane DeHaan plays Harry Osborn or Goblin, and Paul Giamatti stars as the giant robotic Rhino.
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