Sam Raimi's follow-up to SPIDER-MAN finds Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) struggling to balance his everyday life with his alter ego as the web-slinging superhero. Still carrying the burden of keeping his crime-fighting identity from those closest to him--including his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco), and his doting Aunt May (Rosemary Harris)--Parker must also face off against a dangerous new menace, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a scientist driven mad by experiments involving powerful mechanical arms. When the deranged Octavius (AKA Doc Ock) forms an alliance with the vengeful Osborn, who blames Spider-Man for the death of his father, the wall-crawling hero is in for his biggest battle yet.
With SPIDER-MAN 2, Raimi retains--and improves on--all of the elements that made the first film so good, including an excellent story (crafted, in part, by acclaimed novelist Michael Chabon), tight pacing, and stunning special effects. Parker's ...
Pros: Tight package and well presented...the movie was good too. ;) Cons: Having to wait til 2007 for the last leg of this trilogy! The Bottom Line: Good for the whole family, on your own or with a date! The Bottom Line catches thieves just like flies! In this middle portion of the Spiderman trilogy, Peter Parker has survived both his internal, and explosive external battles with the mad Green Goblin. However, all True Believers … more
I am not necessarily going to agree with everyone that this is the best comic book adaptation ever rendered on the screen, simply because I will be the first to admit I haven't viewed all of them. But I will honestly say out of the countless superhero films I have seen: this is, without a doubt, the best. What seperates Spider Man 2, a sequel no less, from its counterpart and all of the other fx crazed superhero movies hollywood has to offer? Simply put, it takes … more
Pros: Good writing, stellar acting, can hardly tell it CGI. Cons: The unveiling The Bottom Line: In the final analysis Spider-Man 2 is a quintessential perfect summer movie; rapid fire action, intrigue, emotional baggage, the pretty girl, the action hero; evil villain that must be stopped As a child no other superhero captured my imagination quite like the reluctant, everyday guy, superhero Spider-Man. When he was not fighting … more
Pros: Great Chemistry and effects, Maguire is amazing. Cons: Starts slowly, Doctor Octopus is not as menacing as The Goblin. The Bottom Line: Believe the Hype, this film delivers. There comes a time in every young persons life where they have to make a series of decisions regarding their future. For many the pressures of finance, school, work, and ever-changing social dynamic force individuals to take a look at their values … more