Originally, the 2012 reboot of the Spider-Man franchise was not something I thought I wanted. It just felt too soon; especially after the mess that was 'Spider-Man 3'. It wasn't until the hiring on of Marc Webb as director and the casting of lead actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone that I began taking notice of the burgeoning film. When I saw the finished film, I couldn't have been happier.
Sony and Webb made all the right moves. From the casting, script, all the way down through to the cinematography. It all just formed into what Spider-Man should have always been. And with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Sony Pictures, along with Marc Webb returning to direct were more or less able to recapture that same energy that made the first 'Amazing Spider-Man' so well-worth watching.
'Amazing Spider-Man 2' suffers in some ways from the same pitfalls that befell 'Spider-Man 3'. There are just too many characters to keep track of at any given time. This seeming lack of focus contributes to much of the narrative having an overall lack of impact by its conclusion.
This is at least what the pundits have claimed. I saw the movie and noticed what they saw, but the film still has a strong emotional core at its center. Also, there are really only two new characters that you have to be concerned about anyway. People really should just relax and enjoy themselves more. Perhaps I need to take a dose of my own medicine.