The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in 2014 and was directed by Marc Webb. The film is based on the Marvel comic book franchise of Spider-Man, a teenage boy named Peter Parker who inherits superhuman abilities. The film is also a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in 2012. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Dane DeHann as Harry Osbourn. Other cast members include Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
In true Spider-Man fashion, Peter Parker must make difficult choices while those around him choose the paths of evil. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter juggles his strained relationship with Gwen while battling super villains that boast powers and abilities he has never faced before.
While its action scenes were praised, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received mixed reviews from critics. Most agree the plot was overstuffed with superfluous characters and a complicated plot that distracted viewers from the chemistry between Peter and Gwen.