Full Movie Reviews
JLFM - wrote on 07/28/2012
Spider-Man 2 is considered by many to be an improvement on the original, and I think that's a very accurate suggestion. By eliminating some of the flaws of the first, and improving some of the strengths of the first, Spider-Man 2 surpassed the original, and is one of the best super hero films ever created.
Between college, his job as a photographer for The Daily Bugle, and being Spider-Man, Peter Parker has a lot on his plate, and he's not doing that great of a job at any of these pursuits. Yet, as he loses his spidey abilities, Parker considers throwing in the towel, even though a new villain, the 6 armed Dr. Octavian is emerging.
Many of the flaws that were present in the first film have been fixed in Spider-Man 2. One such example is the CGI work, which looks fantastic in …
tecnoandre - wrote on 01/04/2012
Again directed by Sam Raimi, written by the innovative screenwriter Alvin Sargent and developed by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. It is the second film in the Spider-Man film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It saw the return of Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson and James Franco as Harry Osborn.
Set two years after the original, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man. The main villain in this film is Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), who takes a turn for the diabolical following a failed experiment and the death of his wife. Using his mechanical tentacles, Octavius is dubbed "Doctor Octopus" and threatens to endanger the lives of the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/23/2011
Peter Parker begins to find the life of a super hero a rather thankless task and increasingly stressed by his inability to balance work, school and fighting crime he decides to quit being Spiderman. Unfortunately he does not count on a disastrous scientific experiment that turns an altruistic genius into a mechanically enhanced megalomaniac! Spiderman builds on a fine original and delivers all it promised and more. The action sequences are brilliantly done and even more importantly, it intelligently fleshes out the characters with humour and depth. The way Peter has to confront the pros and cons of superherodom is really cleverly done and it injects even more clever humour; in particular the scenes when Peter accidentally dyes his smalls with his spider suit and taking a lift when his …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/03/2011
Some of the original cast are back. Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus/Dr. Octavius was really good, the plot was decent and effects were believable. This film had more action sequences and drama to the life of Peter Parker. Some parts were too much talk and not explained well. If only they combined the action and Doc Ock to the first film, then you have the best Spider-Man film created. Had an improved screenplay and better lines: Peter Parker - "Sometimes, to do what's right, we have to be steady, and give up the things we want the most. Even our dreams." "I believe there´s a hero in all of us that keeps us honest, noble and finally allows us to die with pride." Doc Ock - "Intelligence is not a privilege, it's a gift, to be used for the good of mankind." Amazing cinematography, …
Beyond Chaos - wrote on 06/12/2010
In 2002, Sam Raimi made a Saturday morning cartoon.
In 2007, Sam Raimi made an unabashed piece of s***.
In 2004, Sam Raimi made an actual film with a story.
I could really relate to Peter Parker's plight when I saw Spider-Man 2 theatrically. During that time, I was lazy and always late; disappointing my professors and yes, even employers. I was brilliant but couldn't quite pull it together. It's nice to be reminded of an actual personal connection I had to a superhero character.
I'm tempted to make an erectile dysfunction joke about Toby Maguire losing his powers but that isn't the right metaphor so I won't.
Spider-Man 2 has uncommonly witty, intentionally funny dialogue for the comic book movie genre. Here are some of my favorite exchanges:
Peter: "I've been reading poetry …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008
Set two years after "Spider-Man's" origin and battle with the late "Norman Osbourne/Green Goblin," (Willem Dafoe, who returns in a cameo) the story of "Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man" continues in a fair sequel featuring the villian called "Doctor Octopuss" (Alfred Molina).
Most of the main characters in the first film are back, with the addition of "Peter Parker's" (Tobey McGuire) college Professor and "Dr. Otto Octavius/Dr. Octopuss". Most of whom have their own personal problems.
One problem that is not clearly defined is the reason "Peter" keeps losing his powers for brief periods during the movie. I could not figure out if it was the explosion that turned "Dr. Octavius" into "Doc Ock," which "Peter" witnesses, or another reason that is not explained.
One of the …
BryanFury - wrote on 11/18/2007
Surely Director Sam Raimi did a superb job of putting his vision on film for the second time. It was like reading a comic book and seeing them come to life right in our very eyes. I for one, felt like a kid again. Because I'm sure we all can relate to Peter Parker. An ordinary guy with ordinary problems but then everything became not so ordinary when he's bestowed with super natural powers. At first I'm not really in with the idea of seeing a computer generated spidey swinging all over New York City. But when i saw the first Spiderman, it was believable. And visual effects were really pivotal in making this franchise work. You definitely can't go wrong with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, their chemistry is undeniable. Above all this movie is not really worth anything if it did not have …