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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Plot Clusterfr@çk

I just read a blog article about the Ten Worst Nerd Film of 2014. On that list was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. One of the comments was the useless complexity of the plot. Or should I say the eight plots. All eight plots were listed and that does sound like too much.

What's in this film? Harry Osborn with Goblinitis, conspiracies involving Peter Parker's parents, a secret underground enclave of supervillain stuff, a different underground enclave of supercomputers, a late-film mourning period, a subplot with Aunt May's night job, Gwen Stacy's frustrated romance, an electrical supervillain, a wicked German doctor with a supervillain tank, and a triple-whammy finale with an honest-to-goodness musical number playing over it. There has been one (1) very good Spider-Man film (that would be Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2). This film may finally prove that we'll never get another.

Never having seen the movie, as the reboot turned me off from the beginning, I completely ignored the second in the series. But with this one paragraph, I knew I needed to view it in order to find out if these eight plots could be coherently plotted in a graph. I'll probably rue this decision.

So I ordered the movie from Netflix. I'll find out for myself if what many of the geek web sites said about the movie.

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