The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (known as The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro in some markets) is an American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man and was announced in 2011. The studio hired James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write it. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field starred in the film.
Development of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 began after the success of The Amazing Spider-Man. DeHaan, Giamatti, Jones, and Cooper were cast between December 2012 and February 2013. Filming took place in New York from February to June 2013. The film released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2, 2014.
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey
Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon / Electro
Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin
Colm Feore as Donald Menken
Felicity Jones as Felica
Paul Giamatti as Rhino / Aleksei Sytsevich
Sally Field as Aunt May
Campbell Scott as Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz as Mary Parker
Marton Csokas as Dr. Kafka
Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received mixed reviews. Reviewers praised the performances of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and the visuals, while criticizing the overuse of characters and subplots (Spider-Man 3 poccessed the same flaw). The Los Angeles Times said, "[The film is] overstuffed with plot lines, set pieces and villains, although stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone do their best to give the movie heart." Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 53% approval rating from critics, with an average score of 5.9/10 based on 257 reviews. The site's consensus states: "While the cast is outstanding and the special effects are top-notch, the latest installment of the Spidey saga suffers from an unfocused narrative and an overabundance of characters." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film also has a score of 53 out of 100, based on 49 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". CinemaScore polls conducted during the opening weekend revealed the average grade cinemagoers gave the film was B+ on an A+ to F scale