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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man always has been the brooding teenager among superheroes, at least in his movies. Ever since the Peter Parker kind of nerd reached mainstream and is basically a cool kid now, some of the fascination for his character has disappeared. What remains are family issues, girlfriend issues, money issues, plus a new villain emerging for each film and then getting nicely defeated by the end. A bit too formulaic, I say. The problem is: with the two latest film and counting Raimi's trilogy, because it's actually less than ten years old, you've now already seen Spidey do pretty much everything.

That being said, the film is really entertaining, sometimes silly, sometimes sad, but never too awfully exciting. It does a lot of things right in the last twenty minutes when our hero has to cope with one of his most iconic tragedies and still returns for more.

After the messy third Spider-Man film people were concerned having three villains could again turn out to be a problem for the new movie. Yes and no. The number isn't the issue here, it's that one of them has no real motive to attack the good guy in ...

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A movie about a biblical tale will always spawn controversy, whether you stay close to the origins of the story or take your liberties. Director Darren Aronofsky's version of Noah's tale ranks somewhere in between. You can tell that he did his homework, but it's also clear that he'll get a lot of opposition about the added fantastic elements and Noah's character development in the final act. In the end every viewer, atheist and believers alike, will have to make up their own mind about the film and the story.

From an artistic point of ...

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Captain America 2 - The Winter Soldier

The reason the Marvel cinematic Universe manages to stay fresh, exciting and surprising is that each hero finds his own sub genre of movies. While Cap's first adventure was a WW2-based origin story, the Russo brothers, directors of shows like Arrested Development and Community, open up an entirely new box in this collection of superhero films: the paranoia thriller.

The film ends up being really convincing in a genre most prominent in the 1970s ...

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