Friday, November 19, 2010

Spider-Man 2

Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, J.K. Simmons, Alfred Molina, James Franco, and Bruce Campbell

Directed by Sam Raimi

Release Date: June 30, 2004

This movie is on my top ten favorites of all time. My favorite reasons are: faithful to the comics, the relationship between MJ and Peter, and Alfred Molina as Doctor Octopus. First, this film is amazing as it follows so closely to the comics: peter continues to struggle with his double life, unfortunately hurting his loved ones in the process; Harry is desperate to destroy spider-man after believing his father was killed by him. Finally, Mary Jane is trying to move past her feelings for Peter. I love the relationship between Mary Jane and Peter, it's so realistic and heart-wrenching which makes it all the more to root for them to wind up together. I love Alfred molina as Doc ock, he's perfect for the role as he masterfully makes a stirring performance when he first speaks to his mechanical arms. Finally, look for the homage to Amazing Spider-man #50, where peter throws his spider-man suit in the trash can.

Rating: * * * * * of 5

Spider-Man 2 (Widescreen Special Edition)

Spider-Man 2 [Blu-ray]

Spider-Man 2.1

Spider-Man 2 Gift Set (Widescreen Special Edition W/Comic Book/Postcards/Sketch Book/Photo Booklet)