• Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 2

Release Date: June 30th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is transformed into Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with deadly metal tentacles. Doc Ock blames Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) for the accident and seeks revenge. Meanwhile, Spidey's alter ego, Peter Parker, faces fading powers and self-doubt. Complicating matters are his best friend's (James Franco) hatred for Spider-Man and his true love's (Kirsten Dunst) sudden engagement to another man.

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy, Daniel Gillies

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Action , Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Enterprises, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Sacrifice, Suspenseful, Rescue, Melodramatic, Revenge, New York City, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    A masterpiece of pop filmmaking -- a fantastic, exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronizing. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's refreshing to witness a superhero with doubts. Maguire and Dunst again display the depth of talent they bring to these roles by injecting such everydayness into larger-than-life characters. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's a real movie, full-blooded and smart, with qualities even for those who have no idea who Stan Lee is. It's a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who do, it's the one they've been yearning for. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Winner Visual Effects