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Petition Started For “Director’s Cut” Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ In The Hopes That It Will Be Better Than Theatrical Cut

Petition Started For "Director's Cut" Of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' In The Hopes That It Will Be Better Than Theatrical Cut

Even though “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” topped the box office the weekend, the Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and CinemaScore grades for the film were all down from the first entry in the new series. This afternoon, we broke down all the ways Marc Webb’s film went wrong (and few things it got right), but one fan is taking his displeasure a bit further.

Some guy in India named Muhesh Spaleesh has started a petition at calling for a director’s cut of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” one that is based on the presumption of completed scenes existing that were cut from the movie. Well, we do know that Shailene Woodley‘s brief scenes as Mary Jane Watson were axed very early on, and curiously, of the scenes Spaleesh is requesting, that’s not one of them. Instead he wants more dubstep action, more Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (because who doesn’t) and an Oscorp sequence that again, might not exist. Anyway, here’s a bit of what Splaleesh had to say and what he wants put back in or added:  

Unfortunately, the film is getting a lot of hate from critics worldwide, as we can see from the Rotten Tomatoes Score.

In particular, we have seen complaints commonly arise, such as a “disjointed narrative” and a “lack of character development”.

I think, as polarising as the film is, we can all agree as fans that a directors cut of the film would be incredibly benificial to the franchise.

Some of the scenes rumoured to be in rough cuts but left out in the the final cut shown in cinemas everywhere are;

An attack on Oscorp by the Green Goblin

An alternate scene in which a tumultuous scene is portrayed differently

Extended Times Square and Clocktower scenes

Another Peter/Gwen scene.

Would those scenes, if they are even real, make the movie better? We kinda doubt it. The problem with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is that it’s a mash-up of various themes and tones that never come together. More stuff isn’t going to solve that. But hey, doesn’t hurt to try, we suppose. [MovieWeb]

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Jordan Sanchez

The amazing Spider-Man 2 was a cool movie, I what the movie to have a big improvement


wait, so I have a question, if it's getting mixed reviews, why are people thinking that it's better than maguire's spider-man films again?


Peter Jackson said when making Lord of the Rings that the Director's Cut is not necessarily the one they want in a theater. I'm pretty sure Webb and company would argue the same logic.

Muhesh Spaleesh

Hello All,

I am Muhesh Spaleesh, the creator of the petition, I was wondering if I could email this author to clarify my views on the extended cut?



The Line

Garfield sucks. Since when did Spider-Man turn into a totally geeky schoolboy?


Umm, a fan demanding a director's cut wouldn't make it a 'director's cut' now would it?


Well where's the scene from the trailer where Jarry is telling Peter he's under survallience from Oscorp?


I want to kill myself for clicking on this story.

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