Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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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,…
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 bog 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.
Now this is a superhero movie. Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 is a complex human story mixed with fantastic action sequences that still hold up beautifully. The camp is there, but not over done like the first of Raimi's films. It's a film of exceptional assurance, so supremely confident with itself that you can't help but sit back and marvel (no pun intended) at the craftsmanship laid in front of your eyes.
The Awesome: Don't give me any of that crap about Andrew Garfield being Spider-Man. No, just no. Toby Maguire brings charisma, awkwardness and a sense of misdirection to the character of Peter Parker, and wears the AMAZING suit of Spider-Man with confidence and wit. The characters work, the action…
With the exception of some scenes in which Spider-Man was flying through the cityscape, which looked more as if he was soaring the skies of a Grand Theft Auto game, the special effect of this second entry into the Spider-Man trilogy were a vast upgrade in comparison to its predecessor. Graphics were, however, not the only thing that was subjected to a much needed upgrade. The story was smarter, more dramatic and, above all, considerably funnier. Take the slow elevator scene for example or how most of the intense sentimental passages were directly followed by an effective gag; some of those totally got me by surprise, ensuing some genuine hilarity. I think it’s safe to state that the first hour…
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Spiderman 2 was better than the original, even though green goblin was a good villain, dok ock (Molina) with his mechanical tentacles is a much better villain, harry osborne's hatred for spiderman only increases but when he finds out that peter is spiderman as he was about to kill him, he is unsure of what to think about him until the end. mary jane finally shows her true feelings for peter on the day of her wedding with astronaut John Jameson son of the bugle chief j. Jonah jameson who hates spiderman and thinks he is a criminal.
It has taken me over ten years to finally see one of Sam Raimi's Spider Man films. Universally loved by every comic book fan, a big budget outing for the web-slinger was long overdue, and with Batman, Superman and X-Men ringing up massive box office numbers, Marvel unleashed 3 Spidey films in 5 years to coin in some cash of their own.
This second film in the franchise from Raimi sees Tobey Maguire struggling with his double life as a photographer for the Bugle and his extracurricular activities as Spider Man. His life however is about to spiral out of control as he faces his most dangerous enemy in the form of Doctor Octopus, a scientist whose mind and body…
Widely considered one of the best superhero movies of all time, and for good reason. Dr. Octapus is a great villain, and the action scenes are stunning.
Not as good as the first one but the train scene is one of my favourites.
Now that the origin story is out of the way, this sequel has room to explore the emotional side of Spider-Man, and how he's got to deal with real life as well as being a superhero. The recurring cast from the first is still great, Maguire, Dunst, Franco, and of course J.K. Simmons' impeccable J Jonah Jameson.
It's villain is better than the first, with Alfred Molina breathing life into Doc Ock as no other actor could. Ock is a deeper more interesting, more troubled villain than the Green Goblin. Spidey 2 has plenty of web-swinging fun, but also a lot more heart than the first, and we really feel for the characters, even the ones we least expect.
If you though X2 was the groundbreaking super-sequel of the early 2000s then i urge you to see this film, for I think it's superior to not only X-Men United but to it's own predecessor as well.
Es cierto que es X-Men la que abre la senda de las películas de superhéroes modernas y que aún tenían que disparar a Tío Ben en la primera entrega del trepamuros, pero ésta sigue siendo la película de superhéroes por excelencia. Se ha hecho mucho después, mejor en muchos sentidos, pero nunca de forma tan redonda. Si, los Vengadores la hacen ver plasticosa y el Batman de Nolan ingenua, pero en cierto modo es gracias a ella: el paradigma de su género.
Infinitely superior sequel that has charm and wit in almost every scene, only passingly hampered by the tired tropes of the genre.
This film is effectively the runner-up for title of "Best Superhero Movie", only second to The Dark Knight.
Not only are the characters dynamic and interesting, but the tone is perfect for Spider-Man. The editing and cinematography is perfect, and Tobey Maguire remains in top form for the character.
Doc Oc is an awesome villain, and the film is just a ton of fun.
Probably not the best or most serious superhero film we all once thought it was, but Spider-Man 2 is still enjoyable. Cheesy, really cheesy, but enjoyable. It does take a while however to get going and the romance is not the most riveting ever put on film, let alone in a superhero film, but there's enough web-slinging action, Alfred Molina is a pretty awesome Dr. Octopus and J.K. Simmons is phenomenal as fan favorite J. Jonah Jameson. The whole "what does it mean to be a superhero?" angle has since this film been done again and again - and in some cases better - in many other superhero films, so it is a little tiring to see it pop up…
Superhero movies are in plentiful number nowadays, and, for the most part, they provide solid blockbuster entertainment. However, gone seem to be the days where superhero films went above and beyond their respective genres, while still managing to never forget what the core appeal of the genre is in the first place. While many people will bow down to The Dark Knight as the greatest superhero film ever made, many seem to forget the excellence of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. Spider-Man 2 nails the superhero genre down to a T: the visual effects are terrific (and hold up surprisingly well today), the film is well paced, and the "geek" moments are certainly there. As good as these elements are, however,…
Still holds up as the best Spider-Man film so far and one of the best super hero films ever.
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.
In early June, 2013, my best friend killed herself.
She took a cab to the middle of nowhere and vanished,…