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A movie starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst directed by Sam Raimi

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A great follow up to the film that started it all..

  • Nov 8, 2009
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Spider-Man to me  helped  jump start  the Marvel revolution, it set fourth  standards in comic book adaption  greatness that  have yet to  be surpassed or matched. And with Spider-Man 2  the bar just  keeps rising.





Spider-Man 2 is  not just your ordinary sequel, It's a sequel that improves  and even  over powers the original.  It's  dark, brilliant,  thoroughly well made to the point of perfection,  emotionally  convincing  and extremely powerful, it's a film that grabs you from the very beginning and won't let you go until the credits finally role. It's emotionally convincing   and  powerful in the way it plays out  the trails and tribulations of everyone favorite web head.




Tobey Maguire(Who again rocks the house.) Is  great as Spider-Man again and  this time around he's even better than before, he brings more  humanity and frailty to Peter Parker/Spider-Man which was what was lacking in the first for the most part of it. Now we see what the life of Super Heroism can do to  man  and how much it affects   him and those around him.  Kirsten Dunst(Who is even better here than the first.)  Is strong  and  caring as Mary Jane Watson  the love of Peter Parker's life. James Franco(Who almost steals the show.) is dark, foreboding and  near  sinister as the best friend of Parker and the sworn enemy of Spider-Man he really puts more power into  the role than his first outing  and is  just spectacular here. Alfred Molina(The man who stole the picture.) Is  sinister, smart   and all around  just  a great bad guy. He brings  out the  human side  of  one my favorite Spider-Man and it truly is a sight to see  the way he plays it on the screen. But none the less the cast does phenomenal here and is a real treat to see in action.



Spider-Man 2 is  Sam Rami's true  masterpiece  it's brilliant and near-flawless in every way It's a great character study and at the same time  a great look into the life of an everyday man and the choices he has to make as  a super hero. All in all this film is great entertainment and  another  worthy and powerful  entry in the comic book genre.
A great follow up to the film that started it all..

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October 21, 2010
Loved this one 2, my fav's in every film are the Bruce Campbell cameos.
 
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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 ...
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