Tobey Maguire reprises the role of comic book superhero and Kristin Dunst returns as the girl-next-door, Mary Jane Watson, in this energetic, special-effects-ridden sequel to 2002's box office hit. This time around, Spiderman's alter ego, Peter Parker, intends to pack away that famous red and blue suit for good but an experiment gone wrong creates new villain Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) and quickly shatters Spidey's plans for retirement. There are several exciting action scenes such as Doc Ock's attempt to kidnap Spiderman's Auntie May at a NYC bank. The complimenting backstory is still the just-out-of-reach relationship between Peter Parker and Mary Jane which adds a touch of welcome romance to offset all the action.
Click here to see the rest of this review
The review of this Movie prepared by Fay Rose
Peter Parker (Maguire) continues to wrestle with his secret identity. His school work is suffering and he's all but lost Mary Jane Watson (Dunst), who has become a model and actress, and eventually becomes engaged to marry publisher J. Jonah Jameson's son the astronaut. Meanwhile, the scientist Dr. Otto Octavius hopes to identify an inexhaustible energy source through fusion, but an accident welds four large mechanical arms to his body and drives him crazy. Peter and Mary Jane's friend Harry Osborn (Franco) has financed Octavius's project, but is also obsessed with getting revenge on Spider-Man for the death of his father, the Green Goblin, and the two team up just when Parker has decided to give up his web slinging identity and live a normal life. This sequel is as good as or better than "Spider-Man" because the plot is more coherent, there's more human story, Molina and Simmons (as Jameson) are particularly fine, and about $54 million was spent on the special effects, which include an incredible battle on a speeding elevated subway train.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
This is the sequel to the 1st Spider-man movie. Spidey alias Peter Parker (Tobey McGuire) can't seem to catch any kind of break. Being Spiderman seems to have brought him nothing but trouble as far as his personal life is concerned. Not only that, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) has gotten engaged to a handsome astronaut John Jameson, and Peter might lose her forever. Things have gone so bad for him that he is pushed past his breaking point. Throwing his talents into the wind, he decides that he doesn't want to be a superhero anymore. When a freak accident transforms Dr. Otto Octavius into the vengeful and multi-tentacled Dr. Octopus, Peter realizes that only Spiderman can stop him. Mary Jane gets kidnapped and Harry Osborn, who still blames Spiderman for the death of his father, Norman Osborn, wants him dead. Spidey will have to push himself past his limits if he's going to survive.
The review of this Movie prepared by Lovely Wolff
Spider-Man (Tobey McGuire) continues to struggle with being half man/half spider. He feels he has to choose between being Spidey, or Peter Parker because of how it affects his mental well-being and his relationships. Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst) is all but finished with unreliable Peter and wants to move on without him. His other friend, Harry Osborn continues to deal with the death of his father, the Green Goblin, while he works with another scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who eventually becomes "Doc Ock" who has delusions of grandeur.
The review of this Movie prepared by Karen Kay