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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Learn English with this Spider-Man English lesson

Date: Apr 28 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Grammar: Comparing Quantity

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Swinging from tall buildings, fighting the bad guys, and being a hero… Spider-Man seems to have it all. But in the new movie sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker is back, and he has new challenges to meet.

In the new film, New York is under attack, and Spider-Man has to do something. Get ready for improved CGI and other surprises. There will be character alterations. There will be betrayal. Not everyone is who you think they are!

Brian and Gary are discussing the new Spider-Man movie, based on a new series of comics. Who’s going to see it? Who doesn’t really care? Find out in today’s English lesson about superheroes.

Dialog

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Gary

Gary

Brian

Brian

Gary:  Brian?

Brian:  Gary.

Gary:  I was just downstairs, and I was in the comic shop, and I signed up for all new Spider-Man comics.

Brian:  Oh, yeah? Are you going to go see the new movie?

Gary:  You know, I don’t know. I’m a little ambivalent with this new version.

Brian:  Andrew Garfield. You weren’t a big fan?

Gary:  Oh man, Tobey Maguire was so good. He did justice to the character.

Brian:  Really? I’m not a fan of the inconsistency in that they relaunched it only a year after the last one.

Gary:  And then they completely changed the character history.

Brian:  Yeah. For me, I don’t have a problem with any of the actors. For me, it’s the writing. I grew up on the comics, and I miss having the voice over. I kind of feel a good Spider-Man movie needs a voice over, because you want to know what he’s thinking.

Gary:  Absolutely. There was way too much action in this version, whereas in the earlier one, we actually got to see Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker.

Brian:  I can see that. I do think that this one had a little more comedy, and the CGI looked better because I feel like it was just the turn of computer graphics.

Gary:  Because it’s a few years later, so it’s a little better.

Brian:  Exactly. But I will probably go see it.

Gary:  Tell me how it is.

Brian:  All right.

 

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Discussion

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Brian and Gary are talking about the new Spider-Man movie. They’re both big fans of the superhero. Gary is excited because he just signed up for the new Spider-Man comic books, but when Brian asks if he’s going to see the new movie, Gary tells him he’s just not sure.

Gary thinks the old Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire was the best. He liked seeing the character and hearing what Spider-Man was thinking by a voice over. For him, the last version of Spider-Man had too much action and not enough time to learn who the characters really were.

Brian, on the other hand, is still going to see the new Spider-Man movie in film. He’s interested in the computer graphics and special effects. While he does miss some parts of the old movie and comics, he’s still excited to see what this superhero sequel has to offer.

Will Andrew Garfield do justice to the character of Spider-Man? Are you going to see this movie at the cinema?

 

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edwardmuphy

Chad

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05:24 AM Sep 08 2015 |

SmartDuncan

China

Really expect this film.   But i like old spider man more.The Old peter parker,he is loyal,he is sweet,he is a good person.   But the amazing spider,i only saw the cool.Only a few sweet scene

04:59 PM Apr 29 2014 |

superbchuck

Brazil

I watched the two versions and enjoyed both although I’m not a spider man freak.

02:20 PM Apr 28 2014 |

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AryelLanes

AryelLanes

Brazil

The movie starred by Tobey Maguire is a way better! I watched the new one where Andrew Garfield plays Peter Parker, but I didn’t really like the way they changed the character history. I’m not saying that it wasn’t good but, again, Tobey Maguire did a better job.

01:16 PM Apr 28 2014 |

Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I’ve been waiting for the sequel of the amazing spider man just to see my fave actor JAMIE FOXX.

12:16 PM Apr 28 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Eric, as far as I know since May 2. The premiere starts in 4 days. Let’s buy tickets and get amazed at amazing Spiderman2! Seriusly, I already bought a Spiderman t-shirt;)

11:31 AM Apr 28 2014 |

welcometest

Afghanistan

cool

09:53 AM Apr 28 2014 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I like this kind of genre movies. Recently I finally:) watched a similar genre as 10,000 BC and now I’m looking simillar kind of movies. I like them because there’s always a happy end and they keep you in suspense at a low cost ( I mean you don’t have to be super good in English to understand what’s going on, don’t have to strain your ears in getting every word in a witty conversations). You just relaxed, reclined in your chair with a cup of coffee or tea to marvel at CGI, get aghast at some huge and ferocious  prehistoric saber tigers or bloody birds and get the food for thought how athletic people got to be in the past to fight all those beasts. The plot is simple from the simplest. Someone is in danger, kindapped and the rescuers are right away at enemie’s heels getting over any obstacles, surmounting any difficulties that arn’t surmountable for human. It all earns our respect to the heros and we cry, laugh and rejoyce with them. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

03:10 AM Apr 28 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

When can i watch it?? :)

02:43 AM Apr 28 2014 |

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