Spider-Man 2

Published October 19, 2012

Spider-Man 2

Film info

  • Title Spider-Man 2
  • Director Sam Raimi
  • Year 2004
  • Run time 2hrs 7m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Fantasy
  • Tagline There's a hero in all of us

In Spider-Man 2, the latest installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man series, based on the classic Marvel Comics hero, Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as college student and a superhuman crime fighter. Peter's life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled Doc Ock. When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), Spider-Man must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.

Fast Facts

Title: Spider-Man 2 Director: Sam Raimi Year: 2004 Run time: 2hrs 7m

Background Info

I had vague recollections of this one, I knew it had the bad guy in it with lots of mechanical limbs, but that was all I could really remember. In our process of working through these three Spider-Man films in preparation for the new reboot, we found the first wasn’t as good as we thought, but the second came a bit more highly rated.

Live Blog

1:04 - Is having massive long credits a Spiderman thing? 1:31 - Although this is slightly more entertaining, telling the story of the first film through images. 2:43 - We’ll have eaten all the popcorn by the time the film starts. 4:04 - You don’t tend to lose a customer if you give them free pizza. 9:12 - How do secret identities get so rubbish Clark Kent, Peter Parker, all clutzs! 11:57 - “The way she looks at you, the way she doesn’t look at you.” Essentially just the way she looks then. 15:28 - It is really irritating how he doesn’t move his lips, or hardly any of his face, when he talks. 19:05 - Oh, Alfred Molina! Awesome! 22:24 - I don’t think anyone has ever read me poetry. 25:32 - He’s going to disappoint her. 27:31 - Spiderman theme tune! 31:03 - He seems to be having a pretty miserable life. If that’s what being Spiderman does for you, why would you keep doing it? 37:54 - It’s Jin! 40:55 - I don’t get where all the extra length of arm comes from. They weren’t that long when he first put them on. 44:25 - The amazing newspaper guy has an astronaut for a son. It gets better! 50:42 - Note to self, always have an umbrella with a hook. 55:55 - Actually, the poetry thing is way awkward. 1:06:22 - She can’t act when he’s not there, and she can’t act when he is! No win situation. 1:16:52 - You have to love the press. He laughed as he chased Spiderman into retirement, but now asks where their hero is. 1:23:54 - I would always be immensely suspicious of the one character the superhero “opened up” to. 1:37:21 - “I"m gonna speed it up.” 1:40:42 - They can all see his face! 1:49:39 - I think “be steady” is great advice. 1:51:58 - I don’t get it. She totally knew at the end of the last film, it can’t be a mega surprise now. 1:58:07 - Did he make spares of the mask and the flying thing then? Because they were definitely with him when he died. 2:02:47 - The terrible dialogue seems to only occur between the pair of them.


This was looking a lot better than the first one, more interesting story, fascinating emotions going on, and intriguing bad guy. Unfortunately, it all went on a bit too long, with some pretty awful scenes between MJ and Peter. They had to do the son finding the dad’s Green Goblin stuff, but all that was another extra scene that seemed to ruin the tension of everything that had gone before. It was a better film, but the dialogue between the pair is awful, and it’s hard to get behind them as a couple. Cut out a few of the more painful scenes and we’d be in business.

**Rating: **3/5

Rating: 3 / 5

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