Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
Alfred Molina
James Franco
Rosemary Harris
Donna Murphy
Movie Details
Director Sam Raimi
Producer Avi Arad; Laura Ziskin
Writer Michael Chabon; Alfred Gough
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 8 mins
Color Color
Plot
More than a few critics hailed Spider-Man 2 as "the best superhero movie ever," and there's no compelling reason to argue--thanks to a bigger budget, better special effects, and a dynamic, character-driven plot, it's a notch above Spider-Man in terms of emotional depth and rich comic-book sensibility. Ordinary People OscarĀ®-winner Alvin Sargent received screenplay credit, and celebrated author and comic-book expert Michael Chabon worked on the story, but it's director Sam Raimi's affinity for the material that brings Spidey 2 to vivid life. When a fusion experiment goes terribly wrong, a brilliant physicist (Alfred Molina) is turned into Spidey's newest nemesis, the deranged, mechanically tentacled "Doctor Octopus," obsessed with completing his experiment and killing Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) in the process. Even more compelling is Peter Parker's urgent dilemma: continue his burdensome, lonely life of crime-fighting as Spider-Man, or pursue love and happiness with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst)? Molina's outstanding as a tragic villain controlled by his own invention, and the action sequences are nothing less than breathtaking, but the real success of Spider-Man 2 is its sense of priorities. With all of Hollywood's biggest and best toys at his disposal, Raimi and his writers stay true to the Marvel mythology, honoring Spider-Man creators Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and setting the bar impressively high for the challenge of Spider-Man 3. --Jeff Shannon
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Index 173
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Special Edition Gift Set
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396084094
Chapters
Release Date 11/30/04
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
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