Peter Parker (TOBEY MAGUIRE) gives up his crime-fighting identity of Spider-Man in a desperate attempt to return to ordinary life. But a ruthless, terrifying new villain, the multi-tentacled Doc Ock, forces Peter to swing back into action.
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Fresh: Spider-Man 2 is much more a grown-up love story than its predecessor.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, July 9, 2004
Fresh: Like the first installment, refreshingly perverse in its intent.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sunday, August 1, 2004
Rotten: For a big-budget action movie Spider-Man 2 is modest and not assaultive -- it has a boring decency.
- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Saturday, July 3, 2004
Originally I watched it just to see Emily Deschanel. Was completely let down by her meager part in the film, but the movie turned out to be okay.
- dreamfaeries, Sunday, August 29, 2010
more effective than the first in character design. some of the sequences of the first were a tad better, but overall they are about equal in quality. i liked a lot about this film, but a great spiderman film is yet to be made.
- sanjurosamurai, Friday, July 13, 2012
Taking a huge leap forward in technology and storytelling, "Spider-Man 2" is not just your average superhero film, but it is a piece of super-heroic art to own for a lifetime that should be cherished upon, and never given up! There is still cheese in this film, just like the first time around, but the characters have so much depth and the consequences actually come into effect. I do not see why anyone in their right mind would not like this film, because to me, it is "THE" greatest superhero film of all time! The shots are very impressive, the acting is very solid, the writing is on another level of great when it comes down to the considerations that it is a superhero film, and the action scenes are not something you can just walk away from. "Spider-man 2" is a movie that I will love forever! From the humour to the sad emotional moments, this film is brilliant in it's own way! It may not follow the comics to a "T," but honestly, we knew that going in. Forget that, and you have a masterpiece of a superhero film!
- fb733768972, Wednesday, April 30, 2014