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Fun, Fun, Fun

  • Aug 5, 2003
Rating:
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Let me start off by saying that "Spiderman" was my favorite superhero when I was a young child. Perhaps that is why I enjoyed this movie so much. It brought me back to a time when I just loved being a kid. Sure, I got picked on by bullies and I was a nerd, but "Spiderman" always gave me the hope that one day I would become something that no bully could ever touch. That's the brilliant thing about this movie. It reminds you that we have all been the geek or the loser at some point in our lives, but in the end, we always get the upper hand and become something great. It recalls those days when the sky was the limit and reality was only as close as your eighteenth birthday.
In essence, this movie is fiction at its best. It makes you forget your troubles for a little while and leaves you with a good feeling.
The storyline stays true to the comic, with the exception of Spidey's web-slinging ability. Although that minor detail actually makes the character more believable as superheroes are concerned. The movie isn't as dark as "Daredevil" or serious as "X-Men." It's a whiz-bang thrill ride that just cuts loose in front of you. It takes the campiness that the Kilmer-Clooney "Batman" movies tried horribly to utilize and mixes that up with the youthful idealism of every kid who has grown up in the good ol' U.S. of A. and makes a fun adventure that's not too violent for the little ones and just deep enough to lure in adults who may not have read "Spiderman" when they were younger.
I'm not giving this movie five stars because I'm a Spiderman fan, I'm giving five stars because it makes you feel great after you've watched it.
By all means, watch this film. It's worth it.

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Based on the classic Marvel Comics series, Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN deftly details the origin of the web-slinging superhero. When awkward New York City teenager Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) attends a class field trip to a laboratory, he gets bitten by a genetically altered spider while taking photos of his longtime crush, the lovely Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). Soon he discovers this bite has given him remarkable powers--heightened strength, dexterity, and awareness, along with the ability to cling to walls and shoot webs from his wrists. Hoping to win Mary Jane's heart using his new talents, Peter becomes distracted from home life with his doting Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson), ultimately leading to tragedy--and his new role as the crime-fighting Spider-Man. Meanwhile Harry Osborn (Willem Dafoe), the industrialist father of Peter's friend Norman (James Franco), undergoes a transformation of his own, bringing about the creation of Spider-Man's arch-nemesis: The Green Goblin...                                            
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Director: Sam Raimi
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 2002, May 3, 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Screen Writer: Stan Lee, David Koepp, Steve Ditko
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2002
Runtime: 2hrs 1min
Studio: Sony Pictures, Columbia Pictures
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