By: Nushera Raisa Soodyal
Our childhood hero is back in a second installment of Marc Webb’s movie adaptation of the original Marvel comic-book The Ultimate Spider Man.
Spider man who was cast as a young, vibrant and extremely adolescent looking Andrew Garfield is just as funny, confident and savvy as our comic book favorite is meant to be. He seems to have a lot more on his plate in the sequel where he is faced with two villains one after the other. The action packed three dimensional effects will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end which would explain the $200m budget. Our favorite hero, known for his occasional pantsing (pulling down pants) of villains and web slinging, has his emotional reserves severely tested in this movie.
Briefly, Peter Parker is unconditionally in love with someone he cannot be with and is trying to find answers towards the disappearance of his parents. Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) also plays a very important part in the sequel, showing strength and companionship with her wit and with how she dreads her companion’s alter-ego. Also if that isn’t enough he has one of his oldest friends Harry Osborn (Dane Dehaan) out for his blood and an extremely downtrodden Max Dillon (Jamie Fox) to deal with. Unlike the first spider-man movie where he only has to deal with the Green Goblin, the accidental second villain Electro is a force to be reckoned with and pushes spider man to his very limit. These series of events lead to a sucker-punch of an ending.
Undeniably Webb’s version of Spiderman leaves an impact on the heart, mind and faith. It’s a bold tale of an adolescent boy who carries the audience with him while he goes through adolescent everyday struggles, but who also happens to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders.