Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 ★★★★★

Just as good as it always was. Takes all the best things about Spider-Man and cranks them up a notch. The whole thing is funnier, grander, more emotional, and downright operatic at times, all while never losing sight of the goofy good time that any outing with the web-slinger should be.

This is a movie I have memorized. My brothers and I watched it countless times as kids, and a large part of my childhood and early adolescence is built around it. What was such a delightful surprise was that it holds up so well and actually gets richer and more powerful. Every moment that was seared into my brain from a child’s perspective now emerges as top-tier blockbuster filmmaking. 

Go watch this again. Show it to your children, your nieces and nephews, your friends, and anyone who will watch. Spider-Man has never swung higher. Spider-Man 2 brings out the hero in all of us.

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