Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Tobey Maguire Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson
Alfred Molina Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius
James Franco Harry Osborn
Rosemary Harris May Parker
J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
Donna Murphy Rosalie Octavius
Daniel Gillies John Jameson
Dylan Baker Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Movie Details
Genre Action; Fantasy; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Sam Raimi
Producer Avi Arad; Laura Ziskin
Writer Stan Lee; Steve Ditko
Studio Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 7 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
More than a few critics hailed Spider-Man 2 as "the best superhero movie ever," and there's no compelling reason to argue--thanks to a bigger budget, better special effects, and a dynamic, character-driven plot, it's a notch above Spider-Man in terms of emotional depth and rich comic-book sensibility. Ordinary People OscarĀ®-winner Alvin Sargent received screenplay credit, and celebrated author and comic-book expert Michael Chabon worked on the story, but it's director Sam Raimi's affinity for the material that brings Spidey 2 to vivid life. When a fusion experiment goes terribly wrong, a brilliant physicist (Alfred Molina) is turned into Spidey's newest nemesis, the deranged, mechanically tentacled "Doctor Octopus," obsessed with completing his experiment and killing Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) in the process. Even more compelling is Peter Parker's urgent dilemma: continue his burdensome, lonely life of crime-fighting as Spider-Man, or pursue love and happiness with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst)? Molina's outstanding as a tragic villain controlled by his own invention, and the action sequences are nothing less than breathtaking, but the real success of Spider-Man 2 is its sense of priorities. With all of Hollywood's biggest and best toys at his disposal, Raimi and his writers stay true to the Marvel mythology, honoring Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and setting the bar impressively high for the challenge of Spider-Man 3. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1476
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/1/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
All Movie Guide
Folder 012
Product Details
Edition (Widescreen Special Edition)
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.40:1
UPC 043396051492
Chapters
Release Date 11/30/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Widescreen Special Edition Color Dolby