• 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: Adventure , Fantasy , Action

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

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A lot of talent to lavish on a single movie, but the result is uncommonly smart for the genre, and not just smart but tremendously enjoyable.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I also like that when Our Hero starts swinging from skyscrapers, he's not just emulating Tarzan, but is working out the Newtonian physics of action and reaction. 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

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