Amazing Spider-Man 2, The
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +1

FILM SYNOPSIS:Once more Peter Parker and his alter ego Spider-Man (Garfield) take on crime in New York City. This time he faces Electro (Jamie Foxx), a computer generated electronic monster with a bright blue glow. Electro has been created as an alter ego for Max Dillon (Foxx) by Oscorp, a huge futuristic corporation just as the love of Peterís life, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is beginning her professional career with Oscorp. Peterís guardian Aunt May (Sally Fields) shares with Peter a few more details about the mysterious disappearance of his parents, and we learn that her husband, Uncle Ben, has recently passed away.

Amazing special effects create unbelievable action and images. Explosions, car crashes, death-defying leaps off of buildings, etc., etc. are nonstop, just as in last yearís Spider-Man. There is no sex or nudity and Peterís relationship with Gwen will not raise eyebrows. No profanity or obscenities could be understood, if indeed there were any. The noise and blinding flashes of nonstop weapons fired made dialogue superfluous. The PG-13 rating allows incessant violence if itís not gory and bloody, and many parents of much younger children bring them to these ďactionĒ movies.

PREVIEW REVIEW:While Peter/Spider-Man portrays a hero who protects New York City citizens and risks his life for others, he is also impressing on youngsters that heroism requires gunfire, fighting and killing. Comic books do the same thing, but in a passive setting. Sitting in front of a 3D screen gives the feeling of being in the middle of battle Ė participating right along with the heroes and villains. Watching over two-and-a-half hours of this must affect young children. That said, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will not disappoint those who thrive on action comic book movies. Just be sensitive to your young childrenís impressionable minds.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Crude Language: Not reviewed.
Obscene Language: Not reviewed.
Profanity: Not reviewed.
Violence: Not reviewed.
Sexual Intercourse: Not reviewed.
Nudity: Not reviewed.
Homosexual Conduct: Not reviewed.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Not reviewed.
Drug Abuse: Not reviewed.
Other: Not reviewed.
Running Time: 142 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers and older

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