The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - 3.5 out of 5 Anyone who says this movie isn't bloated with elements is the kind of person who likes watching cheap CGI and stuff blow up. The entire inclusion of Harry is beyond forced as the character's interaction with both Peter and Spider-Man are limited to his own perspective - I'm sorry, is this not The Amazing Spider-Man 2? So why is Marc Webb including this short film, The Not-So-Amazing Harry Osborn? Furthermore, DeHaan's iteration of Green Goblin gets the Raimi Venom treatment. The inclusion of Harry/Green Goblin, Aleksei/Rhino, and all the pacing-ruining Sinister Six set-up insertions take away from this being a Spider-Man film. Then there's the fact that 50% of this film is Webb shining where he shines best - romantic comedies, but while that also takes away from this comic book movie, it makes for great film material. There's no denying Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have ridiculous chemistry - knowing a huge plot element that would happen in the film prior to going in (having read the comics) did not reduce any emotion I felt at the scene. What you have to remember is that this is a comic book movie, not just a regular movie, so in order for it to work, you have to strike a balance between the source and the genre. This focuses more on the former and less on the latter, consequentially suffering from the disease that follows most of Marvel Studios' solo films - they're obvious fillers. It's fun, and Stone and Garfield are great, but it's exhaustive, and it's not the best superhero movie you can see in theaters right now.