Spider-Man 2 Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Spider-Man 2 the Movie

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Spidey's back, with more to worry about than ever. Mary Jane's engaged, Harry Osborne is out to avenge the death of his father (Green Goblin), and there's a new villain in town: Doctor Octopus (Molina). Raimi's first installment was the best comic book adaptation in a while, and he's managed to top it here. Peter Parker's angst over Spidey's affect on his life, romantic conflict over MJ, and guilt over his uncle's death provide more depth than any comic book character has previously been granted on screen. Even Doc Ock is three dimensional and somewhat sympathetic, in no small part because of Molina's portrayal. The effects are again top-notch and non-intrusive. Raimi shows enough humor to remind everybody why they're called comic books.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Adapted from Comics, Super Heroes, Action-Comedy, New York, New York, Mad Scientists, Director/Star Teams: Raimi & Campbell, Director/Star Teams: Raimi & 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, Top Grossing Films of 2004
Screenplay
Alvin Sargent, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon
Cast
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, Elizabeth Banks, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Vanessa Ferlito, Bill Nunn, Theodore (Ted) Raimi, Dylan Baker, Donna Murphy, Bruce Campbell, Aasif Mandvi, Willem Dafoe, Cliff Robertson, Daniel Gillies
Cinematography
Bill Pope
Director
Sam Raimi
Music
Danny Elfman
Other
Joseph Geisinger, Bob Murawski, Steven A. Saklad, Thomas P. Wilkins, Jeff Knipp, Tom Valentine, Scott P. Murphy, James Acheson, Gary Jones, Neil Spisak
Producer
Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, Marvel Enterprises, Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

Awards

Oscars 2004: Visual FX.

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