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Spider-Man 2 [2004 film] by Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 2 [2004 film]

by Sam Raimi (Director), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay)

Other authors: Avi Arad (Producer), Michael Chabon (Screen story), Kirsten Dunst (Actor), Danny Elfman (Music), James Franco (Actor)14 more, Alfred Gough (Screen story), Rosemary Harris (Actor), Stan Lee (Executive producer), Tobey Maguire (Actor), Miles Millar (Screen story), Alfred Molina (Actor), Bob Murawski (Editor), Donna Murphy (Actor), Bill Nunn (Actor), Bill Pope (Cinematography), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay), J. K. Simmons (Actor), Laura Ziskin (Producer), Laura Ziskin (Producer)

Series: Spider-Man Films (2)

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Even after fifteen years of an insane output in the genre of superhero films, "Spider-Man 2" stands solidly as the cream of the cream, with only a small handful of later films comparing favourably. It is in my mind sometimes a little blemished by the mediocre and confused third installment, but that just makes every rewatch another stunning reminder of just how good "Spider-Man 2" really is. My sole complaint of any note is that (as with the other Raimi Spider-Man films), Spider-Man never makes a single quip. The constant banter when in-costume is one of the more memorable and fun aspects of the character, and its absence is a definite loss. Still, thanks to the perfection that is J. K. Simmons' J. J. J. portrayal, the film is hardly lacking for humour. Warmly recommended to any fans of the genre. ( )
  LokiAesir | Apr 7, 2018 |
  StMaryResources | May 2, 2017 |
An enjoyable comic book action hero flick. Fast paced with great special effects. My main reservation with this movie is that Spider Man demonstrated Super Man like abilities which were way over the top and out of character. Also, Spider Man takes off his mask for parts of the film to reveal his true identity to so many people leading to the question of why does he need the costume and mask any more? ( )
  papyri | Feb 12, 2017 |
A mad scientist is determined to carry out his giant-ball-of-explosion experiment.

When it's campy action, it's fun. A lot of the time it tries to be earnest, though, and it is so very awful. Why did we like this movie so much back in 2004? It's not even as good as part 1.

Concept: B
Story: D
Characters: C
Dialog: D
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: C
Acting: C
Music: C

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.0/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 5, 2016 |
A superhero movie that no one should be ashamed of watching. My only gripe, and it proves me to be a middle-aged child, is that I would have liked to see more of the villain. ( )
  Coach_of_Alva | Mar 12, 2011 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raimi, SamDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sargent, AlvinScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arad, AviProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chabon, MichaelScreen storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunst, KirstenActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elfman, DannyMusicsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Franco, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gough, AlfredScreen storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harris, RosemaryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, StanExecutive producersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maguire, TobeyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millar, MilesScreen storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Molina, AlfredActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murawski, BobEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, DonnaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nunn, BillActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pope, BillCinematographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sargent, AlvinScreenplaysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simmons, J. K.Actorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ziskin, LauraProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ziskin, LauraProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0634087886, Paperback)

15 songs from and inspired by the follow-up blockbuster movie soundtrack featuring some of today's biggest acts. Includes: Did You? (Hoobastank) * Doc Ock Suite (Danny Elfman) * Gifts and Curses (Yellowcard) * Give It Up (Midtown) * Hold On (Jet) * Lucky You (Lostprophets) * Ordinary (Train) * Someone to Die For (Jimmy Gnecco featuring Brian May) * Vindicated (Dashboard Confessional) * We Are (Ana) * Woman (Maroon 5) * and more. Includes photos from the movie.

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Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.… (more)

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