Spider-Man 2 (DVD)

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The box-office smash hit sequel to the 2002 live action film based on the Marvel comic strip. Two years have passed since the events of the first film, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) faces new challenges as he struggles with 'the gift and the curse', desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Rosemary Harris), who has fallen on hard times since the death of her husband, begins to have doubts about her nephew.

Product Details

Barcode
5051159480149
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 May 2012
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Adventure
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Aspect Ratio
2.40:1
Studio
Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
127 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Spider-Man 2
Release Year
2004
Running Time
263 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Spiderman 2
Categories
Action/Adventure / Paranormal / Sequel / Superheroes / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Sam Raimi's follow-up to SPIDER-MAN finds Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) struggling to balance his everyday life with his alter ego as the web-slinging superhero. Still carrying the burden of keeping his crime-fighting identity from those closest to him--including his longtime love Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), his best friend Harry Osborn (James Franco), and his doting Aunt May (Rosemary Harris)--Parker must also face off against a dangerous new menace, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a scientist driven mad by experiments involving powerful mechanical arms. When the deranged Octavius (AKA Doc Ock) forms an alliance with the vengeful Osborn, who blames Spider-Man for the death of his father, the wall-crawling hero is in for his biggest battle yet.

With SPIDER-MAN 2, Raimi retains--and improves on--all of the elements that made the first film so good, including an excellent story (crafted, in part, by acclaimed novelist Michael Chabon), tight pacing, and stunning special effects. Parker's internal conflicts are even greater than before, and Maguire adds emotional depth to every scene. Returning actors Dunst, Franco, Harris, and J.K. Simmons (once again portraying Parker's tough-talking boss, J. Jonah Jameson) are all pitch-perfect in their roles, and, as the once-noble Octavius, Molina is remarkable, relishing his villainous lines, while giving the character a surprisingly vulnerable side. Throughout the movie, Raimi expertly balances drama and humor with dynamic action sequences, making SPIDER-MAN 2 feel more like a continuation of the original tale rather than an obligatory sequel. For a Hollywood movie, that's a real feat.
Notes
Theatrical Release: JUNE 30, 2004
Cast & Crew
Director
Sam Raimi
Star
Kirsten Dunst / Tobey Maguire / Alfred Molina / J.K. Simmons / James Franco / Rosemary Harris
Screenwriter
Alvin Sargent
Composer
Danny Elfman
Executive Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo / Stan Lee
Producer
Avi Arad / Laura Ziskin
Director of Photography
Bill Pope
Story
Michael Chabon
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"[A] triumphant sequel to the hard-to-top 2002 original....An entertainment in which both the thrills and the therapeutic personal growth are well earned."
Lisa Schwarzbaum (9 Jul 2004, p.59)
New York Times
"[With] strong characters and honest feelings....Better than its predecessor, and also superior to most other comic-book-based movies."
A. O. Scott (29 Jun 2004, p.E1)
Premiere
"The special effects soar even more exhilaratingly than they did in the original..."
Howard Karren (1 Dec 2004, p.163)
Sight and Sound
"[T]he fun here comes when Peter and the spider are at their most integrated."
Kim Newman (1 Jan 1970, p.81-2)
Uncut
"Stuffed with great performances, eye-popping special effects...and real drama..."
Andrew Sumner (1 Sep 2004, p.128)