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“Spider Man 2″ Gala Premiere Draws Daniel Craig, Katy Perry, and Raves
by Roger Friedman - April 25, 2014
First let me tell you: “Amazing Spider Man 2″ is a knockout hit. How can you not like Marc Webb’s second part of his
trilogy, with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan just perfect as Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, Electro and
Harry Osborn?
There’s something about the part 2′s of these trilogies that always works. Part 1 was a hit, and now there’s money. Everyone
at the studio is confident, so the filmmakers spread their wings. This “Spider Man,” like the 2nd Sam Raimi episode, has that
feeling of everyone on the same page, focused, and enjoying it.
My favorite small thing: Peter Parker’s cell phone ringtone is the old “Spider Man” theme song from the cartoon series. A nod like that means the
director is so connected to his project that he finds little flourishes like that. Also, Marvel creator Stan Lee’s “Hitchcock” scene is up front, and
Lee has lines. Another nice touch.
There are plenty of smaller supporting roles expanded this time. Sally Field’s Aunt May is wisely expanded. Campbell Scott is outstanding as
Peter’s father, Richard Parker (also the name, I realized, of the lion in “Life of Pi”). Top notch actors Colm Feore, BJ Novak, Paul Giammatti, and
Chris Cooper are all featured as well.
I can’t give away SPOILERS but I can tell you there’s a gasp followed by a lot of audience talk back toward the end of the movie. And while the
whole thing is a roller coaster ride, even the denouement works.
Garfield and Stone are the rare off screen couple who have plenty of heat on screen. Garfield really steers the ship, too. It’s his movie. And while
every one is very good (Jamie Foxx steals all his scenes) I continue to remind you about Dane DeHaan. He has ‘star’ written all over him. As for
Emma Stone, she’s more than ready for top billing. She’s as good as it gets.
The lavish premiere party was held at Moynihan Station– the famed landmark post office on 8th Avenue. It’s huge, so Sony filled it with VIPS like
Daniel Craig and Katy Perry. Pharrell, Kenrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, and Alicia Keys performed live with composer Hans Zimmer, who put
together a makeshift rock band for the night that featured a cool singer named Lisa and dj Diplo. Pharrell did a little bit of “Happy,” and he and
Keys performed their song from “Spider Man.”
The post office rocked. But still, no window was open for buying stamps. Some things never change.

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Subject: The Amazing Spiderman-2 / press tweets

Following please find press tweets from tonight's screenings of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in NY and LA
> Richard Lawson/ (@rilaws)
> It's a shame that Andrew Garfield is so ugly and unlikable. Real pity.
> @misterpatches What'd you think? I liked it! (I also loved the first one, making me something of an outlier, I know.)

> Jen Yamato/Deadline (@jenyamato)
> Someone's ready for #spiderman! @jamesrocchi
> Matt Patches/ (@misterpatches)
> Whoa, Amazing Spider-Man 2 is ball. Silly, slick bombast.
> Dane DeHaan goes full Nic Cage in Amazing Spider-Man 2. Highly quotable.
> Alex Billington/ (@firstshowing)
> Think @marcw really stepped up his game this time giving us more nuanced character dynamics balanced with spectacular Spidey action.
> Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Actually enjoyed it as a summer movie. Few odd choices but it's an entertaining Peter Parker/Spidey story about
> Erik Davis/ (@ErikDavis)
> Really dug SPIDEY 2. Great action, tons of style, real consequences. Spidey flying in NYC is still my favorite part of any superhero movie
> Kate Erbland/Freelance (@katerbland)
> THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2: oh my god Dane DeHaan what are you doing and do more of it okay
> Steven Zeitchik/Los Angeles Times (@ZeitchikLAT)
> Not sure there's ever been a movie with the set pieces so big and the emo moments so quiet as Amazing Spider-Man 2
> LatinoReview-Kel (@Latinoreview)
> I actually liked The Amazing Spider-Man 2...My boys really enjoyed it....
> Alex Zalben/MTVNews & Nerdist (@azalben)
> Amazing Spider-Man 2 may not be the best Spider-Man movie ever, but it may be the best Spider-Man in a movie ever.
> Chris Nashawaty/Entertainment Weekly (@ChrisNashawaty)
> Spider-Man 2>Spider-Man 1. Just saw the dizzy new sequel and it gets a ton right...except for a couple things, like knowing when to end.
> Matt Patches/ (@misterpatches)
> We may live in a world where I dig ASM2 and it fundamentally fails for @Da7e.
> Scott Collura/IGN (@ScottIGN)
> Some of the Spidey action is great as is the Gwen Stacey stuff, but Electro is a waste and Harry jumps the (Goblin) shark.
> Amazing Spider-Man 2 - improves on the first one but still...
> Eric Kohn/Indiewire (@erickohn)
> #AmazingSpiderman2 suffers from Hollywood's Too Much Movie Syndrome, but it's still leaps and bounds better than all previous SM movies.
> Gregg Katzman/Comic Vine (@GreggKatzman)
> @ScottIGN @OrionTallicaThe Amazing Spider-Man 3: Rhino's Revenge. 2.5 hours of Giamatti screaming, "I'M THE RHINO!"
> Jordan Raup/TheFilmStage (@jpraup)
> The Amazing Spider-Man 2: too much dubstep, not enough Dane DeHaan. A few effective scenes, but mostly felt like a crammed checklist.
> Ramin Setoodeh/Variety
> 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' is much better than the first one.
> Rudie Obias/ (@Rudie_Obias)
> THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is a very tedious and exhausting summer movie. As the first one for 2014, it's going to be a long summer.
> Hey! Do you remember when superhero movies were fun? Whatever happened to those days.
> Alex Suskind/Freelance (@AlexJSuskind)

> The Amazing Spider-Meh 2
> Alex Zalben/MTVNews & Nerdist (@azalben)
> Just saw Sony's new two and a half hour long trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2. It spoiled EVERYTHING.
> ThePlayList (@ThePlaylist)
> Caught up with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, unfortunately, our review is spot on. Ouch.
> Jordan Hoffman/Screencrush (@jhoffman)
> Electro is Schumacher's best villain yet!
> Jordan Raup/TheFilmStage (@jpraup)
> Critics mad there isn't a post-credits commercial for another mindless blockbuster.
> Jason Bailey/Flavorwire (@jasondashbailey)
> The new Spider-Man is terrible I know I know I can hardly believe it either can you imagine such a thing
> Also, good call on the shaky cam fight scene and the strobe sequence, both awesome in IMAX 3D, A+ Marc Webb
> Movie Twitter, I'm usually the soft touch who likes everything, why are you all being so nice to this goddamn painfully bad Spider-man movie
> Alan Scherstuhl/The Village Voice (@studiesincrap)
> Movie Spider-Man's rebuilding years nownseem to have gone on as long as my beloved Kansas City Royals'.
> The Spider-Man posters promise "His greatest battle begins." "Begins"? This is the FIFTH MOVIE, people. Can't we get to that battle *now*?
> Forrest Wickman/Slate (@ForrestW)
> The Amazing Spider-Man 2: The cinematic equivalent of beezin'.
> I.e. It's just meaningless sensation and goes on far too long. Recommend only for extraordinarily bored children.
> (The funny thing is I've actually enjoyed beezin'. I could not enjoy this gangly mess of a movie.)
> Peter Sciretta/Slashfilm (@slashfilm)
> About to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2
> Jarett Wieselman/Buzzfeed (@JarettSays)
> The Amazing #Spiderman 2 screening with @tbrick2 #SaveGwen
> Steven Weintraub/Collider (@colliderfrosty)
> Time for SPIDER-MAN

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