• 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

Similar Movies

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2

With the world now aware that he is Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from all sides to share his technology with the military. He is reluctant to divulge th...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
RoboCop 2
RoboCop 2

Cyborg Detroit policeman Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) is the sole officer on duty after the police force goes on strike against evil conglomerate Omni Consumer Products and its push to foreclose on the...

Stream Online


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