There is a long standing disagreement on fans and haters of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ and now the film’s composer, James Horner, throws in his two cents on where the fault of this film should end up with.
From Horner’s viewpoint on working on the film, it wasn’t all of director Marc Webb’s (‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘,'(500) Days of Summer’) fault that the film was bad, but the producers behind it that crippled any chance of a smashing success. With bad box office returns and a rumored hint of a Marvel Crossover, the future of everyone’s favorite wall crawler appears up in the air so a little insight on how we got there is always fun to read.
A recent interview with the composer leaves some insight on the entire process. When talking about Webb Horner reveals, “He was very inexperienced and he and I had a very good relationship and the producers had their own opinion, and they didn’t want his input. And then Sony had their own, they just wanted action.”
The inexperience Horner is speaking about seems to be more of Webb’s inexperience with dealing with the studio heads to make the film he wanted to make. In fact he really seemed to like Webb:
“To me, the whole thing about doing the movie was I liked the director and there was a chance to write something for the two lead characters and then she dies in the next movie, but the next movie ended up being so terrible, I didn’t want to do it. It was just dreadful.”
While I loved that they actually went the direction that they did with Gwen Stacy, i thought ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ was a decent summer popcorn flick. However, it wasn’t up to the quality that it, by any rights, could or even should have been.
What are your thoughts on the successes or failures of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’? Was this a case of Webb’s creativity being cut off from above or should someone else have been working on the film from the start of the rebooted franchise?