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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 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.
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…
It doesn't holds up as well as i remembered, but beyond the plot holes, cheesy moments, and how annoying and kind of a bitch, Mary Jane can be, the movie is still good, and enjoyable.
No rating change this time, but a lot of the film's most sincere moments hit really hard this time (train scene especially); others, not so much (and by others, I mean, about every time that MJ changes her mind about Peter, yet he rebuffs her nonetheless, only for the cycle to repeat until the film's end).
Looks significantly better than the first film, and plays a lot better too, but I find much more excitement in the previous film (and I'd venture to say that Raimi does, as well - you can feel some sort of internal tension in Spider-Man 2; whether that was because Raimi was unhappy with Sony, I don't know, but I wouldn't say that conjecture is far off).
The final shot of the film leaves me really uneasy.
Endlessly rewatchable. Crazy fun. Love it.
Took a break from films for a couple weeks. Came back with one of my favourites. Raimi directs the shit out of this one. Too bad the cgi is not aging well
Regarded as one of the best superhero films ever, Spider-Man 2 ups the ante with a better villain and much better action.
Wow, It's been a little while now since my last viewing of this film and even though I do remember enjoying it, I really forgot how damn good this film really is exactly as it's a damn fun ride to sit back and enjoy.
I had a ton of fun re-visiting this film and I'm still debating this now but in general terms, a good argument can easily be made that this is both the best 'Spider-Man' movie ever made and in the Top 10-15 best comic book movies of all time.
Damn fun ride and I swear, I'll be shocked if you haven't seen this but really, if you haven't, do yourself a big favour and check out this…
Simply put, a better version of the original. Originality and subtext are on shorter supply, but there's a better lead villain, much improved action scenes, and the same great cast of characters that made the first film so pleasurable (plus the awesome addition of Molina's Doc Ock). This one thankfully doesn't sputter in the second half, but so much of my response to it was on a level of pure enjoyment that I'm just as eager to view it again as I am afraid to think that the experience might wither under a more critical eye. Numerous scenes are melodramatic in a way that makes me glad that melodrama exists. The inherent cheese factor allowed that stuff to draw me…
Cuidadísima secuela de la original en la mayoría de aspectos, salvo uno muy importante: hacer interesante de verdad la relación entre Peter y Mary Jane. Esto no picaría tanto si no fuera porque dicha relación es uno de los pilares de la película, y a mi personalmente no me acaba de funcionar, quizá por la repetición del esquema para con la entrega anterior. Pero eh, Doc Ock, pese a su santurronización, mola bastante. El dilema interno de ser Spider-Man está bien reflejado, aparte de que cuando Spidey está en pantalla, salvo algún efecto especial algo chusco, luce de maravilla. Y los títulos iniciales narrando la anterior entrega mediante ilustraciones del gigantesco Alex Ross junto a la partitura de Danny Elfman... uf. Épico. Se me siguen poniendo los pelos de punta.
"Sometimes, to do what’s right, we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most... even our dreams."
Sam Raimi perhaps is the director who humanized a superhero for the first time in the history,something that was followed by other movies like The Dark Knight Trilogy,admittedly with a better way.Raimi's Spider-Man films are something like a modernized version of Donner's Superman films.And not only a modernized version but in my opinion a better version too.And this sequel in my opinion,takes whatever the already really good first film did,and makes it even better.
The cast is once again really good.Tobey Maguire is the perfect Peter Parker (at least the nerdy version that we know from comics) but…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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