Published On: Tue, Apr 29th, 2014

Jamie Foxx: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ is family friendly, safe for kids

While promoting the new film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, star Jamie Foxx made a point of crediting the studio for changes to make the film appropriate for younger viewers.

Amazing Spiderman 2 Electro photo Jamie Foxx“What’s great about [Amazing Spider-Man 2] is that Sony specifically took certain parts out of the movie so that it would be family friendly, they dialed down some of the violence,” said Foxx to The Christian Post in a new interview posted Monday.

 “The whole family could go [see it and feel] safe and comfortable.”

Foxx explained how this depiction of Spider-Man keeps him in the good role model category.

“If anything, [parents] can explain to [their] kids why Spider-Man is necessary because Spider-Man is still in high school, he’s doing the right thing, he’s about hope and he’s friendly,” he said to CP. “Those are the ingredients that I think anyone can get on board with.”

The Django Unchained star then used his daughter as a bridge to reach Christian families, some who may be skeptical of the Hollywood romp.

“[My 5 year-old daughter and I] were at this high school and I had her spell Spider-Man [in front of a crowd]. I said now, do something for the crowd, name the books of the Bible and she goes Genesis, Exodus Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel,” he said. “So if my daughter [who I had on the set appreciates this film] I think any kid [can].”

Check out the full interview HERE

Foxx stars as Electro alongside Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Sally Field all reprising their roles from the first Amazing Spider-Man film.

The film also stars Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and a cameo by Martin Sheen.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.



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