The best about this movie: the villains!!! Paul Giamatti is barely recognizable as The Rhino. Wish he had been used more. Such a wild departure for him and so much fun to see him all tatted up and bald. Jamie Foxx went from nerd to the needy super-villain Electro. And Dane Dehaan is a standout as Harry Osborn, less so when he morphs into his super-villain role.
As high school sweethearts Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone don't even have to act out their tortured romance. They've been a real-life couple for years.
The casting is spot on. The weak link is the action. It’s noisy and overly cgi’ed in 3-d. And it’s wayyyyy too long. 2-and-a-half hours ???!!! Seriously?? Sometimes size matters but most times, quality trumps quantity. And honestly, I don’t know that you need to spend the benjamins for the 3-D and Imax. Just sayin’.
Bottom line: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is not only less than amazing, it’s one of the least amazing in the ever-growing super-hero genre.