Overall Rank: 721
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 857
Theatrical Release Date: 06/30/2004
Genre: Action, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, J. K. Simmons
Plot: Peter Parker must make a decision between his personal life and his life as Spider Man.
Quick Movie Reviews
JohnSmith - wrote on 11/08/2019
You're not a real Spider-Man fan if you haven't watched this.
JessieCollins - wrote on 11/08/2019
To me, it felt like what Uncle Ben imparted to Peter in the first film - with great power comes great responsibility - was the very essence of this film. He had too much power, too much responsibility, and he needed to find a way to balance all of that.
JaneHall - wrote on 11/06/2019
Had high hopes for this one because of the first film. Was not disappointed!
Full Movie Reviews
JLFM - wrote on 07/27/2012
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 01/03/2012
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 …
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