By Terri Lee Sylvester

DETROIT (WWJ) – Four weeks after another popular superhero returned to the big screen, it’s Spider-Man’s turn. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the sequel to the hit film that arrived in theaters in July 2012. Back then, in its opening weekend, “The Amazing Spider-Man” brought in more than $62 million at the U.S. box office alone. With much anticipation surrounding “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the second installment of the hit franchise is poised to do at least that much or more in its first weekend in theaters.

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone star in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

In “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Spidey (Andrew Garfield) goes up against one of his toughest foes yet: Electro (portrayed by Jamie Foxx). He’s also reunited with his old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) as he continues to search for answers to the sudden disappearance of his parents and he faces internal struggles in his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).

Jamie Foxx stars as Electro in Columbia PIctures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Jamie Foxx stars as Electro in Columbia PIctures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

Filmed entirely in New York State, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is not just something to see, but something to experience. It features spectacular 3D (one moviegoer at the preview screening referred to it as the best 3D he’s seen in awhile), incredible action and unbelievable stunts. One of the opening sequences, in fact, features Spider-Man flying through the streets of New York City, in between skyscrapers, and catching up to a madman who has hijacked a truck with dangerous cargo on board. And let me know if you aren’t blown away by the stunts pulled off in that scene alone!

Paul Giamatti in Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

Paul Giamatti in Columbia Pictures’ “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

According to Producer Avi Arad, “We had cameras in the street, getting run over. We had a massive truck, colliding with the camera. We wanted it to feel visceral, like you were really there, like there was real danger. We had the amazing Armstrong stunt team (a renowned family of stunt coordinators who also designed and created the stunts for “The Amazing Spider-Man) on the backs of cars and on wires.” Yes, pretty thrilling stuff, indeed.

But that’s not all. There’s also the creation of Electro, the Green Goblin and The Rhino. So, as you can probably tell by now, there are plenty of reasons you do not want to miss “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” also stars Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, with Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.

Rated PG-13. Directed by Marc Webb, who also directed “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

See you at the movies!

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