Going into “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it was hard to say which direction the movie would take in terms of Gwen Stacy.
Emma Stone’s character is known best in the comics for dying. In fact, the debate over whether Spider-Man killed her while trying to save her still wages on.
Since Gwen’s identity is so closely tied to her demise, it became a question of whether “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” would follow the path drawn for it for 40 years, or set the audience up for possibly the most surprising non-death of all time.
As anyone who saw “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” this past weekend knows, the filmmakers chose the former, and a lot of fans aren’t sure how to feel about it.
There’s the camp that understands that the nature of Gwen’s character and her role in Peter’s life requires her to die. To them, keeping her alive would fly in the face of the source material, a cardinal sin for a superhero movie.
On the other hand, the chemistry between Stone and Andrew Garfield was one of the best things that the series had going for it. Replacing Gwen with Felicia Hardy or Mary Jane Watson means bringing in an actress who could never possibly measure up to Garfield’s real-life girl.
What, are they going to find someone who shares more chemistry with Garfield? Unlikely.
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