UPDATE: The first full review has now emerged. You can check it out here.
Sony has been absolutely bombarding us with marketing material for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. From clips to trailers to TV spots and everything in between, the studio is doing everything they can to make sure that we’re all ready for Spidey’s next adventure.
The film opens in the US on May 2nd but will be arriving in the UK a bit earlier, on April 16th. Since critics across the pond are only a week or so away from seeing the film, Sony has begun screening it and today, some early reactions have hit the web. For the most part, they’re pretty positive, with the majority of people gushing over the movie. There are, however, a few less than enthusiastic Tweets. It’s obviously impossible to please everyone but I’m still surprised by some of the more negative comments.
That being said, it’s mostly all praise for Marc Webb’s second outing with the webslinger and considering that I didn’t fall in love with the first film like most people did, I’m definitely excited to hear that the sequel is an improvement.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in the UK on April 16th and in the US on May 2nd. Check out the Tweets below and see what people are saying about the much-anticipated film.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: Terrible. Not so much a movie as a bunch of scenes, almost none of which are any good.
— olilyttelton (@olilyttelton) April 8, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is better than The Amazing Spider-Man.
— Den Of Geek (@denofgeek) April 8, 2014
Really enjoyed Amazing Spider-Man 2. But make no mistake the real star of the show is Peter Parker. Spidey definitely plays second fiddle
— Dan Storey (@DapperDan) April 8, 2014
Really enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Garfield and Stone work well, Dehaan great as Green Goblin. Interested to see where it goes next
— Sam Batty (@sam_batty) April 8, 2014
Spider-Man 2 is ridiculously amazing! And proves my theory that you should never trust a man with a side parting #SpiderMan
— kate wills (@katewills) April 8, 2014
— Jamie Edwards (@MagicJamie) April 8, 2014
Just got out of the first ever screening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. People are going to love it. #SpiderMan
— Angus Wood (@AngusShould) April 8, 2014
Amazing #spiderman 2 was exactly that. Improved on the first movie in every way.
— Ned Hartley (@NedHartley) April 8, 2014
Amazing Spider-Man 2 was almost amazing. Far too much Avengers style world building and tone is all over the place but still V good
— Alex Boultwood (@Direlogue) April 8, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would have been 1998’s greatest blockbuster
— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) April 8, 2014
Guys #spiderman 2 is fantastic. Admittedly I went in with low hopes and I’m so happy it’s amazing.
mdash; Mandy (@itsamandything) April 8, 2014
Just saw a private viewing of amazing spiderman 2. My mind is blown :O #spiderman
— cecilia collins (@cicicollins2000) April 8, 2014
It’s a touch too long, but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is still a strong sequel that delivers on spectacle and emotion.
— Ian Sandwell (@ian_sandwell) April 8, 2014
Really enjoyed The Amazing #SpiderMan 2. Andrew Garfield is fantastic. The closest comic book to screen Spidey so far.
— Craig Stevens (@craigstevens) April 8, 2014
The Amazing #SpiderMan 2 is so funny, so moving, and the chemistry between Peter and Gwen is incredible. Go see it!
— Holly Hewlett (@hollyhewlett) April 8, 2014
Amazing #Spiderman 2 is amazing. A couple of things annoyed the Spider-Man nerd in me but I loved it. Loved what they did with Harry Osborn
— Dan Seto (@dmseto) April 8, 2014
By gum, did I enjoy The Amazing Spider-Man 2. By gum, by gum, by gum!
— Jayne Nelson (@kakapojayne) April 8, 2014