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04.30.2014

Usually it seems like a total blast to tackle the role of the bad guy or super villain, but in the case of the poor souls in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, it rather seems like a great, horrible weight. In the film, Jamie Foxx plays Max Dillon, a worker drone who is eventually transformed (painfully, I might add) into the conflicted monster known as Electro. Meanwhile, Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborn, unloved son of Norman Osborn who discovers he's inherited a nasty family curse and eventually turned into (again, very painfully) the Green Goblin. Baddies usually have all the fun but in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 it really appear to be more burden than blessing.

I sat down with the Foxx and DeHaan recently to discuss their roles in the highly-anticipated sequel, the fun of going over-the-top, the challenges of their advanced make-up work, and the excitement they feel being a part of a gigantic franchise.

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2:20PM on 04/30/2014
I really don't like Jamie Foxx as an actor.
I really don't like Jamie Foxx as an actor.
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10:14AM on 04/30/2014
I'm actually more excited to see Dane DeHaan in this as Green Goblin Jr then I am with Foxx's Electro. I think he is amazing casting; especially with him playing one of my favorite comic book characters, Harry Osborne. Hopefully the balance is there with all of the characters in this new film.
I'm actually more excited to see Dane DeHaan in this as Green Goblin Jr then I am with Foxx's Electro. I think he is amazing casting; especially with him playing one of my favorite comic book characters, Harry Osborne. Hopefully the balance is there with all of the characters in this new film.
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4:17AM on 04/30/2014
Not a Jamie Foxx fan but I think he easily could have been given a better comic book movie role than this. His Electro was just Jim Carrey in Batman Forever and Richard Pryor in Superman III, a put-upon dweeb who goes from infatuation and obsession with his hero to outright wanting to destroy him overnight following the gaining of superpowers. I think Dane DeHaan and Andrew Garfield had great chemistry but the story gave them far from enough time to develop the strained friendship between Peter
Not a Jamie Foxx fan but I think he easily could have been given a better comic book movie role than this. His Electro was just Jim Carrey in Batman Forever and Richard Pryor in Superman III, a put-upon dweeb who goes from infatuation and obsession with his hero to outright wanting to destroy him overnight following the gaining of superpowers. I think Dane DeHaan and Andrew Garfield had great chemistry but the story gave them far from enough time to develop the strained friendship between Peter and Harry. Harry really shouldn't have become a full-fledged supervillain in the same movie in which he's introduced; it was definitely rushed.
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4:35AM on 04/30/2014
I disagree, the movie's main villain was always Electro, I think people assume that because 3 villains were cast in the movie that they were all going to get equal screen time, when actually it was more about an introduction for the other two villains going into the next movie as opposed to them all being written and struggling for screen time. I thought it was a good continuation from the first one and the numbers are very strong for it in the UK. When I came out of the cinema I heard people
I disagree, the movie's main villain was always Electro, I think people assume that because 3 villains were cast in the movie that they were all going to get equal screen time, when actually it was more about an introduction for the other two villains going into the next movie as opposed to them all being written and struggling for screen time. I thought it was a good continuation from the first one and the numbers are very strong for it in the UK. When I came out of the cinema I heard people say that they enjoyed it. For me it had a good balance of drama and action.
4:53AM on 04/30/2014
I think that Dane DeHaan had a lot of potential as Harry and I really wanted to see more of Peter and Harry as regular people and have their relationship develop and then fall apart over the course of one or two movies before building up to Harry turning into the Goblin. There are definitely enjoyable aspects to the film and I'm glad you had fun with it, but I felt that on the whole it was too cartoony and cheesy, and the handling of the villains were the largest part of that for me.
I think that Dane DeHaan had a lot of potential as Harry and I really wanted to see more of Peter and Harry as regular people and have their relationship develop and then fall apart over the course of one or two movies before building up to Harry turning into the Goblin. There are definitely enjoyable aspects to the film and I'm glad you had fun with it, but I felt that on the whole it was too cartoony and cheesy, and the handling of the villains were the largest part of that for me.
5:53AM on 04/30/2014
I suppose it is always a difficult concept to balance. I think in respect of Batman it was always easier to handle because he is just a normal guy with lots of gadgets. Personally I thought this was one of the movies that handled it really well with larger than life characters. Again I think X-men has an easier job of this as it is all put down to one cause 'Mutation' however these characters develop their powers and it has to be written in with a certain amount of pressure. I can see with the
I suppose it is always a difficult concept to balance. I think in respect of Batman it was always easier to handle because he is just a normal guy with lots of gadgets. Personally I thought this was one of the movies that handled it really well with larger than life characters. Again I think X-men has an easier job of this as it is all put down to one cause 'Mutation' however these characters develop their powers and it has to be written in with a certain amount of pressure. I can see with the action especially how the makers have obviously listened to comments from the fans and have adapted it into the film. I suppose if I was to have a bug with the movie it would be that they could have cut down a bit on the whole Gwen and Peter relationship and like you say use that time to develop the Harry Peter relationship a bit more. But yeh overall I had a blast with it and would be happy to part with more money to see it again.
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