Spider-Man (2002)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
Willem Dafoe
James Franco
Rosemary Harris
Cliff Robertson
Movie Details
Director Sam Raimi
Producer Ian Bryce; Laura Ziskin
Writer David Koepp
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 2 hr 1 mins
Color Color
Plot
For devoted fans and nonfans alike, Spider-Man offers nothing less--and nothing more--than what you'd expect from a superhero blockbuster. Having proven his comic-book savvy with the original Darkman, director Sam Raimi brings ample energy and enthusiasm to Spidey's origin story, nicely establishing high-school nebbish Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as a brainy outcast who reacts with appropriate euphoria--and well-tempered maturity--when a "super-spider" bite transforms him into the amazingly agile, web-shooting Spider-Man. That's all well and good, and so is Kirsten Dunst as Parker's girl-next-door sweetheart. Where Spider-Man falls short is in its hyperactive CGI action sequences, which play like a video game instead of the gravity-defying exploits of a flesh-and-blood superhero. Willem Dafoe is perfectly cast as Spidey's schizoid nemesis, the Green Goblin, and the movie's a lot of fun overall. It's no match for Superman and Batman in bringing a beloved character to the screen, but it places a respectable third. --Jeff Shannon
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Seen It Yes
Index 174
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Limited Edition Collector's Gift Set
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 043396100084
Chapters 28
Release Date 11/1/02
Subtitles French; English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
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