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Plot, Details & Awards

Spider-Man 2

Rated PG-13 for stylized action violence.

PG-13 In Theaters 06/30/2004 , 124min.
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Plot & Details

Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the DailyBugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborn (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborn. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis -- Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Joseph Geisinger Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Kevin O'Connell Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Anthony LaMolinara Won
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Greg P. Russell Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects Scott Stokdyk Won
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Jeffrey J. Haboush Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Paul N.J. Ottoson Nominated
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Dykstra Won
2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Visual Effects John Frazier Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 American Film Institute Best Picture Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Nominated
2004 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Special Visual Effects Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Live Action Family Film Nominated
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Popular Movie Won

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