Although our ticket purchase displays our willingness to believe a radioactive spider bite can cause awesome powers, Sony is now toying with our suspension of disbelief. The newest trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 shows Electro gaining his powers by being electrocuted while also in a tank filled with genetically-enhanced electric eels. A) why does science even need those, B) somebody please put a lid on that tank. That’s like the fourth crazy electric guy we’ve accidentally created this calendar year, C) the science that went into Gremlins 2 was more plausible.
That being said, the movie looks pretty cool! Let’s just cool it with these questionable origins. If we let them get away with this, they’ll find a way to introduce a Mary Jane whose legs transform into tank wheels.