Watch: A Breakdown of the Visual Effects in 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

May 19, 2014
Source: ImageWorks

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Whether or not you enjoyed the villain-crammed comic book action that unfolded in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it hit theaters a couple weeks ago, it's hard to deny that there are some pretty damn impressive visual effects in the film. Now a new featurette from ImageWorks breaks down how some of those effects were put together. This particualr featurette puts an emphasis on the movement of Spidey, as he swings through the city or fights one of the three villains in the film. It looks at the software that takes real physics into account and also tiny details like muscle flexing in the computer generated characters.

Here's the VFX breakdown for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from ImageWorks:

Here's another ImageWorks breakdown of the Times Square environment creation:

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is directed by Marc Webb and written by Jeff Pinker, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds, life is busy between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can't come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten the promise he made to Gwen's father to protect her by staying away, but that's a promise he just can't keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. Sony Pictures released The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters on May 2nd. Have you seen it?

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  • Neuromancer
    There are a couple of others on their YouTube channel as well, in case you like these breakdowns. Really enjoyed the Times Square breakdown also, pretty sick! All these VFX teams deserve a lot of recognition!
    • axalon
      I'm trying to hard to get through your namesake right now.
  • Snowmanfloza
    That was amazing. No wonder it looked so good in 3D IMAX. That looked like they spent so much time to make sure it was perfect.
    Kind of a waste they spent for much money on such a meh film.
  • Dan B
    I often think that some films are thrown aside before they've been given a chance, and think this one was one of the best for a long time. However, it's easier just to say you don't like it because everyone else is. This shows how much work goes into the sequences, so much and very impressive. My thoughts here if anyone wanted a look: http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2014/04/09/amazing-spider-man-2-review
  • Wargo Oo
    damn the 3/4 of the movie is filled with effects, cant wait for spiderman 3
  • Dustin-Natasha Stanfill
    The cgi was waaaaay better in this one than the 1st.




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