A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
There's a hero in all of us.
Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood.
Cinema as unabashed heroism. A spirited expansion of Raimi's first installment but contained in feeling. If Spider-Man was a hokey (but beautifully earnest) origin story, Spider-Man 2 is a tightly plotted comic-book masterpiece, utilizing duality as a basis for the film's tender romance versus its unhinged, euphoric action set-pieces. With a brilliant villain in Doc Ock (wonderfully played by Alfred Molina/Rahad Jackson), this remarkable sequel builds conflict out of Peter Parker's personal relationships, allowing seeds from the original film to grow and blossom yet never restricting itself as a "sequel" that can't be viewed on its own.
Sam Raimi is the star of the show here even with the Grade-A cast of Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K.…
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Funny how the greatest superhero movie ever made is not even about the superhero, but the man behind the mask.
For all intents and purposes, this should really be called Peter Parker 1 instead of Spider-Man 2, because the film is about him as a person, not about Spider-Man as a hero. It's about a guy trying to live a life full of intrusions from his superhero alter-ego, rather than a story about a superhero trying to save the world while real life intrudes.
And that's really why this is such a great film. We're made to really care about Peter's life and how terrible it has become since he became Spider-Man. He can't work a simple pizza delivery job,…
One of the finest sequels ever made and still counted amongst the greatest superhero flicks in existence, Spider-Man 2 is a remarkable follow-up to its already-impressive predecessor that skilfully builds upon the solid foundation provided by the first film, presents significant upgrades in each filmmaking aspect and beautifully balances all its elements to succeed as not just a de-facto standard of its genre but also as one of the best films of its year.
Set two years after the events of the first film, the story of Spider-Man 2 finds Peter Parker struggling to balance his personal life & his obligations as Spider-Man. His love interest is engaged to someone else, his grades have been steadily declining and he also seems…
Rewatched this with Chris "Hack Fraud" Allred
We all had some laughs and I said a whole lot of nothing because I didn't want them to hear my voice very often so I just stood in awkward silence trying to watch the movie but my stream kept getting fucked up. Which was sad.
Thankfully "Spider-Man 2" is still a fantastic flick so I couldn't really give that much of a damn. Rewatching this after viewing more of Sam Raimi's filmography was a ton of fun since now I can catch more of the subtle nods to some of his earlier works.
It also made me realize how great of a director he really is. Bringing…
imagine this in today's market: a superhero movie that simply finds the main character struggling with a difficult romance, making him emotionally vulnerable, while he battles a single villain whose inner turmoil neatly parallels his own. even the perfunctory setup for the next installment at least builds organically on already-developed relationships from the first movie. i think the middle act of this (Peter losing his powers, the will-they-or-won't-they stuff with MJ, and the weirdly pointless bits about Aunt May moving to a new apartment) really bogs things down; structurally it's a mess. but i'm prepared to forgive a lot solely for the El-train sequence, as exciting and resonant a comic-book movie action scene as you're likely to ever get. and Raimi, high on the clout he got from the first one, is allowed to go absolutely wild whenever he can. it's doubly refreshing to remember that movies like this used to be actually directed.
I know you think we can't be together, but can't you respect me enough to let me make my own decision? I know there'll be risks but I want to face them with you. It's wrong that we should be only half alive... half of ourselves. I love you. So here I am - standing in your doorway. I have always been standing in your doorway. Isn't it about time somebody saved your life?
Spider-Man 2 is a perfectly balanced film, encompassing all of the challenges Peter Parker faces as both a superhero, and as an underprivileged kid dealing with insecurities in Manhattan. Alfred Molina's Doctor Octopus remains one of the great supervillains to this day, solely for the reason…
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The sequel to "Spider-Man" takes all the great things its predecessor did fantastically and tops it. Tobey Maguire captured what the charterer means to fans all around the word. Sam Raimi's flavorful style combined with Danny Elfman's beautiful score makes for the perfect blend of cheese and grounded story telling. Alfred Molina does a fantastic job of giving Doctor octopus a meaningful motivation to an otherwise goofy character. Without going into too much detail, Spider-Man 2 makes you care about your characters, it makes a comic book based film feel real and relate-able. The only 2 real downsides of this movie being the pacing and no real explanation as to why Peter's powers just suddenly returned.
"Raindrops keep falling on my head..." é uma das cenas da minha vida hahah.
Melhor filme do cabeça de teia, sorry i'm not sorry!
Successfully replicates the soap opera drama of the early Lee/Ditko/Romita runs on film, with the non-superhero stuff working better than any battle scene. The humor can get a little too cutesy at times, but still somehow rings true in this world. An amazing combination of everything that makes Spider-Man such a popular character.
Feels like a true necessary sequel, with relationships and plot points naturally evolving from what has come before. Maguire was born to play Peter Parker and Molina is a strong, sympathetic villain who could have used even more screentime before the transformation into Doctor Octopus. Even James Franco is able to completely inhabit a role that doesn't ask for any semblance of his public persona.
Pure fucking kino, best capeshit movie ever.
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why was there a lot of screaming women ? like A LOT
also i saw this in the cinema when it just came out when i was rly young and doctor octopus scared me so seeing him again was... weird
Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" is a decent attempt at putting the character on film and mostly works. I don't think the sequel does a good job of advancing the character, mostly because it focuses most of it's time and energy on a plot line that makes little to no sense. Peter Parker loves Mary Jane (the character, not the drug ... he's a clean-cut boy), but he's afraid to tell her because he's afraid of what his enemies will do to her. That's 85% of this film. What enemies? Green Goblin is dead. Dr. Octopus is not around yet when he expresses this dilemma. There are no other super villains in this world. Spider-Man spends all his time stopping muggings and…
I really enjoyed getting around to watching this film again - not only is this an awesome Superhero movie, but it's just an awesome movie in general - with a ton of emotion and character put into it, it was brilliant from start to finish.
It was an improvement upon the first film in almost every way possible - I loved Doc Ock as a villain, and just how they played Peter in this film and entering the situation of him losing his powers was great.
I would love to go on about this film forever, but I'll keep it short and simple as I've seen this film a number of times and have talked about on a number of…
No clue if my roommate was awake to hear me sob through the train scene ending?
I have 2 questions.
First, since joining Letterboxd, what film have you logged the most times, and how many times…