Spider-Man 2 details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Daniel Gillies, Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Comic Book Heroes on DVD|
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Nov 2004|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Tobey Maguire reprises his role as Spider-Man, tackling both a crisis of identity and new villain Dr Ock.
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Outstanding superhero sequelBy Philip Concannon from London , 25 Sep 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]It's not easy being a superhero. When you have to juggle your life-saving antics with holding down the day-job and trying to make the grade at school, life can be tough. It's made even harder for Peter Parker(Tobey Maguire) by the fact that his friend Harry(James Franco) wants Spider-Man dead and the love of his life Mary-Jane is about to tie the knot.
No wonder Spidey's webs aren't firing as they used to, and Peter soon thinks it's time to call it a day. He dumps his suit claiming 'I am Spider-Man, no more', and starts to get on with the rest of his life. Unfortunately there's a new villain on the scene in the shape of Dr Octopus(Alfred Molina).
Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' was a fine stab at the comic-book genre, and admirably attempted to focus as much on the characters and relationships as the explosions, but never really took off. It suffered from a weak villain and action sequences that weren't really worth the wait.
No such worries this time around, Raimi's sequel is a magnificent achievement. The effects are as spectacular and slick as you'd expect, but Raimi never loses sight of the fact that the heart and soul of the film lies with the rich characterisation. Tobey Maguire gives a wonderful performance as Parker, and an extended sequence after he gives up his superhero role is beautifully judged.
There's also a worthy adversary this time around thanks to Molina's Dr Octopus. A dazzling mix of innovative effects and great acting, he manages to convince as an essentially decent man driven mad by science. The battles between the two characters are gripping, and a sequence set on a speeding train is a breathtaking show-stopper.
'Spider-Man 2' is a glorious reminder that the terms 'summer entertainment' and 'quality' are not mutually exclusive. It so eclipses the rest of the brain-dead, cynical rubbish passed off as blockbuster entertainment, that it seems almost indecent to mention them in the same breath.
Is this a great 'summer film'? No. It's a great film, simple as that.
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A good sequelBy FarrukhsHoney (471 reviews) from Basildon , 02 Jul 2009It's a great film, simple as that
spidermanBy mark leather from secret , 25 Jun 2009If you saw the first one then you won't be disappointed with this sequel. It keeps you involved throughout the duration.
Not as good as the first oneBy monkeybum (105 reviews) from Darkest Devon, England , 21 May 2009I like Spiderman, always been my favourite marvel super hero, but trying to be objective I don't think this was as good as the first film.
Kirsten Dunst was, of course, absolutely yummy, so worth seeing for her alone..!!!
Super - Webalicious - hmmmBy a customer from Nelson , 20 Apr 2009Ok it is Spidey - I still have problems with Toby Maguire as Spidey/ Parker. Somehow he just loks too cuddly in the face. Still a good sequel follows an ongoing plot well not quite as tense as No1 or 3 but needs seeing to put both of the good ones in perspective.
Spidey 2By a customer from Stoke-on-Trent , 16 Apr 2009Excellent spidey action all the way.
A must see for all super hero films.