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Spider-Man 2

2004 Fantasy

Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. more..

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Tobey Maguire,Kirsten Dunst,James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris

Reviews

  • It's a real movie, full-blooded and smart, with qualities even for those who have no idea who Stan Lee is. It's a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who do, it's the one they've been yearning for.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    27 May 2013

  • This triumphant sequel to the hard-to-top 2002 original may be the first great comic-book movie in the age of self-help and CGI wizardry, an entertainment in which both the thrills and the therapeutic personal growth are well earned.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly

    27 May 2013

  • Smart, fun entertainment.

    Mick LaSalle - The San Francisco Chronicle

    27 May 2013

  • With special effects so convincing you don't even think about them, a head-case hero and a three-dimensional villain who is his equal, socko Spider-Man 2 has something for everyone.

    Mike Clark - USA Today

    27 May 2013

  • A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing.

    Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald

    27 May 2013

Awards

  • Movie of the Year

    AFI Awards (2005)

  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects

    Academy Awards (2005)

  • Best Actor

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2005)

  • Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

    BAFTA Awards (2005)

     
  • Danny Elfman

    BMI Film & TV Awards (2005)