When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released on home video and digital download late in 2014, the popular YouTube account was crossing over with CinemaSins, another popular movie account. CinemaSins made the Honest Trailer for the superhero sequel while Screen Junkies copied the style of their account made an “Everything Wrong with” video for the film. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a big, high-profile film, however, and Screen Junkies deemed it too big to let pass by at the next opportunity they had to roast it.
Therefore, with the newest Spider-Man film due out in theaters this weekend, Screen Junkies has released its latest Honest Trailer for the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on its official YouTube page. As expected, they take the film to task on all of its problems, drawing the usual comparisons to Spider-Man 3 with references to too many villains, embarrassing moments and performances, and the blatant franchise buildup towards a Sinister Six spinoff that would never come to fruition.
The video does acknowledge that Andrew Garfield gives a good performance as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, trapped in a film that neglects him for dozens of subplots focused on getting to the next film. They do roast Garfield for the quirks he gives Parker, taking him to task on how he repeats words and phrases over and over again – in an attempt to shake off his natural good looks and channel the character’s more awkward side.
That’s the only compliment they provide The Amazing Spider-Man 2, however, as Screen Junkies criticizes aspects big and small in the film. Major focuses include the origin of Jamie Foxx’s Electro, the rush and panic of Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn to immediately cure the disease that killed his dad over a long period of time, and the overacting of Paul Giamatti in his appearances as the Rhino.
The major point that the parody trailer drives home is how indicative the film’s failure is of the current state of Hollywood blockbusters. Spider-Man and properties related to him is going to be tossed back and forth between Sony and Marvel for years to come, really showing how important recognizable properties are to the success of a studio. Screen Junkies also focuses on how cyclical the trend of franchise-building has become thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – with Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer Alex Kurtzman now involved with another planned cinematic universe, starting with The Mummy.
Source: Screen Junkies
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