Andrew Garfield’s sequel senses are still tingling. The actor is sensitive to how The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was badly received by fans and critics, and he blames the studio for cutting out all the interesting stuff. “Once you start removing things and saying, ‘No, that doesn’t work,’ then the thread is broken, and it’s hard to go with the flow of the story. Certain people at the studio had problems with certain parts of it, and ultimately the studio is the final say in those movies because they’re the tentpoles, so you have to answer to those people.”
The English actor insists that he loved the original script and enjoyed making the film, saying “I got to work in deep scenes that you don’t usually see in comic book movies,” but that he had to stop reading bad reviews. “I read a lot of the reactions from people and I had to stop because I could feel I was getting away from how I actually felt about it.” The man really wants you to know that he knows they messed it up, but it’s all a matter of perspective. “It’s a discernment thing. What are the people actually saying? What’s underneath the complaint, and how can we learn from that? We can’t go, ‘Oh God, we fucked up because all these people are saying all these things. It’s shit.’ We have to ask ourselves, ‘What do we believe to be true?'” And he’s fine with constructive criticism. “Constructive criticism is different from people just being dicks, and I love constructive criticism.” Now you know. No doubt some people will continue to just be dicks when the third movie in the web-slinger franchise is released in 2018.