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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The first time I saw this film I thought it was fine. It did not hold up to scrutiny very well on this rewatch.
I'll start with the positives. Molina is fantastic as the villain. Where I felt Defoe really overacted rather badly as the Green Goblin, Molina manages to underplay the role of comic book villain really well. I'm not saying that he is well written (I'll get to that later), but the performance is excellent.
I also really liked Elfman's score. It had great character and the returning villain motif was really good. The film is also paced really well as the two hours seem to whiz by. This is also due to some wonderful action sequences, most…
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Everyone claims to watch this for the action scenes (which are pretty awesome) and the fact it's a well made superhero movie in general, but let's face it, the real reason everyone watches this is for JK Simmons' possibly psychotic newspaper editor. Anyone who claims otherwise is obviously lying.
Most action blockbusters these days seem to exist as commercials for themselves. Every 10-minute chunk of film has to have at least one huge super-fight, a couple of "quotable" one-liners, and some iconic imagery to put in the trailer. Spider-Man 2 seems to have come to fruition along the exact opposite principle: Not only does Peter Parker spend half the movie sans superpowers, he also seems on the verge of tears most of the time. It's tough being a boring white guy, with or without Spider-sense.
This narrative audacity would count for a lot more if the movie weren't so tonally uneven. Broad, almost sketch-comedy-like comic scenes are thrown together with good old-fashioned sentimentality, like Aunt May saying "there's a…
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This film is a massive improvement over the dated original. Gone are the studio influences and power rangers vibe, instead we get a truly balanced and exciting entry which doesn't stray from the fun and spectacle of the Spider-Man character. Yes it's bright, yes it's breezy, but it has its heart in the right place and portrays the tone of the comics/cartoons perfectly.
The main villain is fantastic, Doc Ock has to be one of the most iconic villains from the Spidey universe and here he is completely used to his potential. His eight limbs are constantly moving, the camera weaving breathlessly whenever he's in motion on screen, with Raimi pulling out…
With eight years of retrospection, it is a minor miracle that Spider-Man 2 has aged relatively unscathed. It’s refreshing to see a director’s vision complete a full arc of a story without the baggage of studio interference. Spider-Man 3 and the new reboot are evidence we now have that when the studio takes control, we get a clusterfuck. You need a consistent vision with these tricky superhero stories and the second you force story elements and force questionable character motivations to move the plot as a cop out, you’ve lost me completely. Spider-Man 2 can thankfully breathe as a mostly organic story and leaves many choices to be made by the characters without forcing the plot by lazy screenwriting.
With the characters established this movie gets the advantage of getting to explore their relationships and motivations deeper, it works great and really delivers on all aspects, it's a shame Raimi didn't manage to keep it up and complete the trilogy.
La mejor sin duda de las 3. Mucha cara conocida (de series y cine) de hoy en día aparece en la película.
actually not bad
A perfect sequel.
One of the best superhero movies ever made. I liked the first Spider-Man, but this one betters it in every way. It still holds up magnificently, too.
Rewatching this, I see this less favorably. The characters are overall rather flat. Harry is just a “I Hate Spider-Man because of what he did to my dad so I’m going to be angry toward you, Peter” from beginning to end without demonstrating anything else. Mary Jane Watson is just “It’s too late, Peter, but I still love you” and nothing else. Alfred Molina isn’t as bad but his extreme turn from a genius to a psychotic genius is not justify by his avenging of his wife’s death. You may argue that the metal arms have greatly influenced him, but it is a bit too quick. At the end, I still like the final confrontation and Octavius’s sacrifice. J.K. Simmon is still awesome.
For a long time this was the greatest superhero movie of all time, then The Avengers took its crown.
Even so this is a masterclass in how to make not only a superhero movie but a movie in general. Its the character focus that makes this so great, Peter Parker isn't just a name behind the mask he is a fully fleshed out character.
Everything in this movie is expertly produced great writing, great characters, great effects, its just a fucking excellent movie.
I can't tell if Kirsten Dunst is hot or weird looking.