When Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield were making their Amazing Spider-Man movies, Sony’s plans were incredibly ambitious. It’s all right there in the second film, which is filled with hints of the Sinister Six.
Most people would agree Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies are superior to Marc Webb’s Spider-Man movies. The question then becomes, “Why?” Well, we found a video that does a very good job of explaining “Why?”
Wives and girlfriends of superheroes aren’t as hard-done-by as parents of superheros, but they’re a close second. Not only do they inevitably have a rough time, but everybody (including fans) hate them—which is no surprise. Each superhero girlfriend has a large number of factors working against her.
Sony Pictures' Imageworks released a video showing just how much work went into sending Spidey web-swinging and web-slinging through New York City in Amazing Spider-Man 2. My god, look how much work it is to recreate Times Square, a place that is very close to being hell on earth as it is.
Final data isn't in, but it looks as though overall U.S. box office was down in 2014 from 2013 — although the major studios still made over $10 billion domestically. Most significantly, the number of tickets sold dropped 6 percent, to the lowest amount since 1995.
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.
Amazing Spider-Man 2 introducer Paul Giamatti's Rhino with the promise of seeing him more in Sinister Six/Amazing Spider-Man 2. In that iteration, his armor was a giant one-man-tank thing, put together out of surplus Cold War military gear. But earlier versions of the character, revealed in this concept art by Steffen…
Forget the Sinister Six; if Andrew Garfield is correct, Spider-Man's most dangerous foes may be Sony executives. The star says the reason Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped is because of interference from the studio, which removed too much of the story and left the movie a bit of a mess.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had its issues, but the sudden, inexplicable reappearance of Peter Parker's dad was not one of them. That's because this alternate ending, in which the elder Parker accosts his son at Gwen Stacy's grave, wasn't used — which was probably for the best.
If you've seen Amazing Spider-Man 2, you might know that the movie has a few issues. We've just discovered a new one, and it's very possibly the most infuriating nonsense yet. Remember the clichéd German mad scientist named Kafka who tortures Elektro? Well, that's actually supposed to be a heroic female scientist, a…
It's pretty common for movie trailers to include scenes that wind up not being in the final edit of the film. Amazing Spider-Man had a whole subplot about Peter Parker's DNA and the Lizard that was in the trailers but not the movie. And now, Amazing Spider-Man 2 also seems to have left out major scenes from the…
Having trouble figuring out the insane plot of the hot mess that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2? No worries. Our patented Spoiler FAQ is here to help decipher what the hell happened in all those weird, awkward scenes where Spidey wasn't fighting people. Spoilers ahead, obviously!
Amazing Spider-Man 2 packed some really intense visuals, and tons of weird science over at OsCorp. Now check out some concept art that shows the designs for the Green Goblin and OsCorp's facilities, courtesy of artist Emmanuel Shiu — exclusively at io9!
New characters! What does that mean for Peter Parker? Did you catch that villain nod? We've rounded up all the spoilery easter eggs, nods, and winks from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and tried to decipher what it all means. Spoilers ahead!
Yep, it's that time of year again — where we place our bets on which huge summer tentpole movie is doomed to be another Green Lantern. Which big-budget movie will shock everybody by losing piles of cash?
Amazing Spider-Man 2 feels like four or five movies jammed together. The good news is, two of those movies are really, really good. The bad news is, the bloat and extra subplots get in the way of the storytelling, and feel like harbingers of overstuffed superhero movies to come. Minor spoilers ahead...
One thing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has going for it is villains. It's got heaps and heaps of villains. So many villains. And we spoke exclusively to both Electro and the Green Goblin on why this movie is really all about them.
Marc Webb explains why all the villains in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Find out how Maze Runner changes the book. Norman Reedus calls The Walking Dead season 5 "totally insane." And Assassin's Creed closes in on a director. Plus, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is doing a space adventure. Spoilers now!