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Film REVIEW: Spider-Man 2 (2004) - ★★★★★

Updated: Jan 19

Director: Sam Raimi

Writer: Alvin Sargent, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon

based on Spider-Man by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Themes: Superhero, Spider-Man

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a former brilliant scientist named Otto Octavius.

It is the second installment in Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and the sequel to Spider-Man (2002).

It received widespread acclaim from critics, who praised its emotional weight and visual effects, as well as Maguire and Molina's performances and Raimi's direction.

The film is widely regarded as one of the greatest superhero films ever made and a blueprint for future movies in the genre. Its success led to Spider-Man 3 (2007).


Jan (Age 12): ★★★★★

"I like that it shows the cost of being Spiderman also that train scene was one of the best scenes in marvel film history. Also Doc Ock is written very well and that sacrifice at the end was so good. Some people say Kirsten Dunsts MJ is bad, but her character has been improved, compared to the first Spiderman film. When Peter Parker lost his powers, and he gave up his Spider-Man persona by putting his suit in the bin. While swinging, his webs stopped working, he fell... To be honest falling from that high up should have killed him, but it did no damage whatsoever, maybe he still had some powers.

Overall, Peter Parker, Harry Osborne, MJ, Doc Ock, and all of the rest of the characters were brilliant, in even more Brilliant movie!"

Evan (Age 12): ★★★★★

"Spider-Man 2 with Tobey Maguire is my favourie Spider-Man movie because Doc Ock is my favourite villain. Alfred Molina plays the part so well he has got a kind of charm that actually maes a villain likeable which is a rare quality in an actor. He appears to really enjoy playing the part. I've also got to give some credit to Tobey Maguire's facial expressions during that train scene!""

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Mix Up Theatre Movie Chart Position: #492


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