Andrew Garfield Reacts to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Critics


While at the Toronto International Film Festival for his new drama, 99 Homes, Spidey actor Andrew Garfield has given an interesting interview to the Daily Beast about some of the negative criticism of recent sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

I read a lot of the reactions from people,” Garfield told the site, “and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it. For me, I read the script that Alex [Kurtzman] and Bob [Orci] wrote, and I genuinely loved it. There was this thread running through it… It’s interesting to do a postmortem. I’m proud of a lot of it and had a good time, and was a bit taken aback by the response. “Once you start removing things and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work,’ then the thread is broken,” he added, “and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tentpoles, so you have to answer to those people.”

The actor hopes that team will learn from its mistakes, instead of throwing up their hands out of frustration at work.

It’s a discernment thing. What are the people actually saying? What’s underneath the complaint, and how can we learn from that? We can’t go, “Oh God, we f*cked up because all these people are saying all these things. It’s sh*t.” We have to ask ourselves, “What do we believe to be true?” Is it that this is the fifth Spider-Man movie in however many years, and there’s a bit of fatigue? Is it that there was too much in there? Is it that it didn’t link? If it linked seamlessly, would that be too much? Were there tonal issues? What is it? I think all that is valuable. Constructive criticism is different from people just being d*cks, and I love constructive criticism. Hopefully, we can get underneath what the criticism was about, and if we missed anything.”

For example, many believe that Paul Giamatti wasn’t in the film long enough to create an impact and Rhino was just a cameo. Probably might have been better that Rhino taken Electro’s place as the secondary villain instead he was just a reference to the Sinister Six movie. After all, a villain makes a hero and I also think that’s the reason why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 missed the mark.

One way or another, The Amazing Spider-Man 3 is being pushed to May 4, 2018, to make way for the upcoming spin-off The Sinister Six, which is slated for release on November 11, 2016.

What do you guys think?