Adaptation #86: The Villain-Creating Spider-Man

header086In their latest episode, the Adaptation team sits down to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 which meets up with Peter as he battles Electro, the Green Goblin and Rhino. The hosts give this film a passing grade on handling so many villains in one film and focus on discussing the journeys that each character took, particularly in how they obtain and lose power (no pun intended) throughout the course of the film.

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For a other superhero discussions, check out our episodes on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, and Man of Steel


Music: You’re That Spider Guy by Hans Zimmer from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 score


X-Men: Days of Future Past

-May 23 (US), May 22 (UK)

-Based on the Marvel comics

Main Discussion

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

-Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner

-Directed by Marc Webb

-Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane Dehaan

-Based on the Marvel character


-Villians: Electro, Green Goblin and the Rhino; Sinister Six?

-Motivations of Electro and GG: did we buy it?

-Peter’s parents

-Gwen’s trust fall

-GG is obviously putting something together for the third film- but could this have waited?

-All  they’ve said directly is “at least three films”

Listener Comments

Andrew Taylor on Facebook: “Bit of a messy effort. Rhino was a tangent, wouldn’t have been missed. Electro – a strange character – a Spidey fan who then turns against him? Norman Osbourne has the viral disease but lives to 50+ and yet his son needs to be cured within a few days of turning 16? They seem to have rushed the ‘Gwen story’ as well.”

Next episode: #87 on the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger S Baum and the film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Previous episode: #85 on John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars

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