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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.…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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.
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…
Spider-Man 2 has a lot of the same positives and negatives that the first movie had, so I'll just quickly summarize them. The actor playing the villain is great again, JK Simmons is amazing, and Kirsten Dunst is solid as well. On the flip side Tobey Maguire and James Franco are almost unwatchable for me. The Spider-Man costume looks great, at least as long as they kept it on him. The CGI is dated and extremely noticeable.
The big difference, and why I liked this movie less than the first movie, is the plot/script. It's such a mess. Character motivations are virtually nonexistent, things happen with literally no explanation, and characters behave in utterly illogical ways. I could list several…
Spider-Man 2 transcends the boundaries of being just another comic book movie to being a richly character driven movie with a very conflicted hero. Here, for the first time, we see the actual emotion behind the facade of the hero behind the mask. Gone is the richly colorful look of the first part, here in Spider-Man 2, we are plunged into a world of shadows and off colors.
Spider-Man 2 is an adrenaline-packed cinematic delight. A purely functioning superhero film, serving as a sequel to a film that was surprisingly capable after spending a fourth of a century in development hell. Not only is this one of the best sequels I have yet to see, but one of the strongest superhero epics of the decade.
possibly most influential film of 2000s.
i love this movie so much!!!! i forgot abt what happened inside of the train and i cried loads
peter is my tiny son
Dude en q fuera mejor q la 1 pero creo q se va componiendo la historia conforme avanza la película.
La escena donde le quieren quitar los tentáculos al Dr. Ock 👍 La escena donde detiene el vagón del metro 👍2004 aún no existían los celulares con cámara 👍cameo de Stan Lee 1/5 y nuevamente los "cameos" de famosos Bruce Campbell & Emily Deschanel 👍
Obviously the competition wasn't as fierce back then but, the greatest superhero film ever made until The Dark Knight came along? I'd say so.
In terms of the writing-performance-development of the hero, I'd probably say this is the finest portrayal of a superhero there's been. The dual personality of Spider-Man/Peter Parker is written, and directed, wonderfully as Peter flirts with the idea of giving up his responsibilities as the wall-crawler, and Maguire scales new heights to bring that development to life. He isn't the (slightly) bland kid from the first film, he's still essentially a kid but one starting to show a few cracks having had the weight of the world on his shoulders for so long.
One thing that…
JESUS CHRIST RAIMI
Alex E's Spider-Man Marathon #2
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
"I think I always knew all this time who you really were."
"Then you know why we can't be together. Spider-Man will always have enemies. I can't let you take that risk. I will always be Spider-Man. You and I can never be..."
What do I say about Spider-Man 2 that hasn't already been said? It's one of the finest Superhero sequels ever made.
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina).
Spider-Man 2 benefits from not having an origin story to explain everything like the first one did, you are straight into the story…
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…