Did Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone save the superhero sequel?
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Best: The chemistry between Garfield and Stone
It's little wonder these two seem to be inseparable in real life. There is an electricity between them that is undeniable in these films, just as strong this time as it was in the original. This is exactly what directors hope for when they're casting a film and making people do screen tests, and it paid off in spades here. The only drawback is that they're so good together that audiences don't seem to require them to play actual scenes in order to like them. Watch that ridiculous scene in the first film with Uncle Ben, Gwen, and Peter in a school hallway. It's a collection of tics and quirks, but they don't actually say anything. The same is true of the scene in the sequel where they walk into the building where Gwen will take her Oxford test. It is a testament to just how charming these two are that people are willing to overlook these horribly scripted moments.
-- Drew McWeeny