Did Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone save the superhero sequel?
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Worst: All the legwork done to establish sequels at the expense of this film
There is a difference between world-building and storytelling, and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is very confused about what that difference is. I would wager that there is more time and energy spent on setting up "The Amazing Spider-Man 3," "The Amazing Spider-Man 4," "Venom," and "The Sinister Six" than there is in actually telling the story of this movie, and that's unacceptable. We get it, Hollywood... everything has to be a "universe" now, and everything has to be a franchise, but the simple truth is that no one cares about what happens if you don't bother with the fundamentals of story and character. Even the fans who seem to like this movie are able to admit that there's almost no actual story. Right now, I'd trade every future chapter of this story for one movie that I could actually love.
-- Drew McWeeny