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by Karina Bryer (subscribe)
I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Published April 16th 2014
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The Amazing Spiderman 2 is Electrifying

Amazing is the word for this 3D adventure ride. Marvel's latest movie offering felt like I was on a rollercoaster at Dreamworld, complete with moments of vertigo and cringing near-misses as objects flew out of the screen. The Amazing Spiderman 2 - The Rise of Electro was two hours of non-stop action, with a story-line which you'd expect from a comic book. Great story telling it wasn't, but just pure good fun - yes, this movie was electrifying.

Peter Parker
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker

I must admit being a bit confused to see Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) good friend Harry alive again. I haven't caught up with the whole two separate story-line thing yet and keep getting this set of movies mixed up with the other, older offerings. However, for those as confused as I am as to why we are seeing the same part of the Spiderman story again, here is the explanation which my fourteen year old son patiently gave me. There are two alternate universes, or realities, in which the Spiderman appears (this explains why he has a girlfriend with a different name in these movies). Officiandos of the Fringe series will understand what I'm talking about, and if you don't get it, try talking to a fourteen year old (if you can get them to do more than grunt).

Max Dillon
From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary - Max Dillon

Without giving too much away Spiderman, having vanquished his last enemy is soul searching as to whether he should keep seeing his girlfriend and put her at risk, as well as deeper long standing issues regarding his parents sudden disappearance. Cue bad guys (thanks Oscorp) and lots of action. It all comes to a head, Peter finds some solutions to his personal problems and the city is saved....for now! You can find out more on the official website.

Gwen Stacey
Thanks to Gwen Stacey, There is Romance For The Girls

This movie had the pre-request romance, no end of super villains and much soul-searching on the part of the main characters, presumably so that we could relate to them as real human beings. Fortunately everything turned out happy in the end and I was able to once again draw breath after two and a bit hours of hair-raising swinging between the high rises. As I said previously, the 3D cinematography is breathtaking and is worth paying the extra few dollars for. If you're keen for an adrenaline rush and a few hours of escapism, then this movie is a must and will be a hit with the older kids over the school holidays.

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