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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Spidey battles three foes while trying to work out his love life. Andrew Garfield stars. Overall, the film is an entertaining, high-flying action film that reflects the events that have unfolded in the world of Marvel Comics as closely as any comic-book-inspired film. It finds strength in how much more comfortable Garfield is playing the web-spinner, but it loses energy with some of the villains.

Director Marc Webb, who also directed “The Amazing Spider-Man,” does a solid job of staging both the big action and emotional scenes. He also gives the movie a kinetic flow, accented by sweeping scenes of Spider-Man sailing through the air that are so good they don’t need 3-D to be exciting.

Also out this week

“The Quiet Ones”: Bad things happen when a professor and his students set out to cure a disturbed patient.

“Leviathan”: The 1989 film is now available on Blu-ray.

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