Spider-Man 2

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Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: June 30, 2004
DVD: November 30, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.41
based on 35713 votes and 349 reviews
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Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, Donna Murphy, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Ted Raimi, Dylan Baker

Synopsis

Two years have passed since the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) walked away from his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) and decided to take the road to responsibility as Spider-Man. Peter must face new challenges as he struggles with "the gift and the curse" of his powers while balancing his dual identities as the elusive superhero Spider-Man and life as a college student.

Peter's life-long yearning for M.J. becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to abandon his secret life and declare his love. In the meantime, M.J. has moved on with her life. She has embarked on an acting career and has a new man in her life. Peter's relationship with his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) has been overshadowed by Harry's growing vendetta against Spider-Man, whom he holds responsible for his father's death.

The relationships Peter holds most dear are now in danger of unraveling as he clashes with the powerful, multi-tentacled villain Doctor Octopus aka "Doc Ock" (Alfred Molina). Peter must now learn to accept his fate and harness all his superhero talents in order to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.

Director: Sam Raimi
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin
Screenplay: Alvin Sargent
Official Site: www.spiderman.sonypictures.com

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  • 5 stars "One of my all time favorites it is as intense and action packed as it is smart and visually appealing. Tobey Mcguire gives us another all star performance as Peter Parker/Spiderman and Doc Oc is fantastic as both a main character of the film and it's villain. Go Spidey Go!!"
  • 4 stars "spider-man 2 outdoes the original by 10 leaps and bounds!!! it's a tie between this and part 3 as the best of the trilogy!!!"
  • 3 stars "action movie? more like soapopera 1 was alot better"