Consider this a “Spoiler Warning” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. After the next couple sentences, which I am intentionally padding for the sake of the social network feed, I will be discussing, in detail, a couple major plot turns in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. For those who don’t know and don’t want to know, make haste in 3… 2… 1…
As shown here, these writers have again ruined another narrative, seemingly unable to understand important aspects of their story. As the author states, they changed Gwen from a well developed female character with her own life to a “girlfriend in the refrigerator” whose only real purpose is to make the male hero feel bad.
There was no narrative reason for what happened to Gwen in this movie. It was inserted because they could, not because it made sense.
I was worried about this movie because of Kurtzman and Orci – who have not really created much of anything that does not reveal their inability to understand a narrative. They so often simply end up missing the whole point of why a particular story is popular. They seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding particularly when dealing with popular genre titles, moving pieces around dispassionately around a chess board rather than understanding twhy they should
I will probably never pay to see another movie that has either of these two as writers.