Critics weren't so kind to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" when it was released earlier this year, and it seems that star Andrew Garfield wasn't so fond of it, either.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Garfield admitted that he agreed with some of the criticisms lobbed against the film -- namely, the lack of a coherent narrative and the overabundance of villains running rampant -- and revealed that many of his favorite scenes were cut by the studio. He explained:
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. I think what happened was, through the pre-production, production, and post-production, when you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it-because there was even more of it than was in the final cut, and everything was related. Once you start removing things and saying, "No, that doesn't work," then the thread is broken, 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.
One of those threads to which Garfield referred was a deeper exploration of Peter Parker's orphan status, something that the actor wishes had made the final cut. And while Garfield still wishes the original vision of the film had remained intact, he also proved he was tapped into the public's perception of the flick, offering a host of other suggestions for why the film failed to connect:
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 dicks, and I love constructive criticism. Hopefully, we can get underneath what the criticism was about, and if we missed anything.
We'll see if filmmakers (and studio Sony) take Garfield's suggestions to heart when they roll out the "Sinister Six" franchise.
via: The Daily Beast, h/t The A.V. Club
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