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Spider-Man 2 [2004] (2 discs)

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Director:Sam Raimi
Writer:Alvin Sargent
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:128 minutes
(2 hours 8 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:93%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
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  • Drama
  • Kids
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Synopsis: Life isn't going too hot for Peter, but don't worry, things get worse when one of his heroes becomes an eight-legged foil to his web-slinging alter-ego.


Reaction: Amazingly improving on the previous movie, this one really gets down to the essence of what Spider-man means to Peter.


Personal Rating: 9/10

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Sam Raimi => Director
Alvin Sargent => Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Stan Lee => Marvel comic book / Man Dodging Debris
Steve Ditko => Marvel comic book
Aasif Mandvi => Mr. Aziz
Alfred Molina => Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavius
Bill Nunn => Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Brent Briscoe => Garbage Man
Bruce Campbell => Snooty Usher
Christine Estabrook => Mrs. Jameson
Cliff Robertson => Ben Parker
Daniel Gillies => John Jameson
Donna Murphy => Rosalie Octavius
Dylan Baker => Dr. Curt Connors
Elizabeth Banks => Miss Brant
Elya Baskin => Mr. Ditkovich
Elyse Dinh => Violinist
Emily Deschanel => Receptionist
J.K. Simmons => J. Jonah Jameson
James Franco => Harry Osborn
Jill Sayre => Train Passenger
Joel McHale => Mr. Jacks
John Landis => Doctor
John Paxton => Houseman
Kirsten Dunst => Mary Jane Watson
Mageina Tovah => Ursula
Phil LaMarr => Train Passenger
Rosemary Harris => May Parker
Ted Raimi => Hoffman
Tobey Maguire => Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Vanessa Ferlito => Louise
Willem Dafoe => Norman Osborn / Green Goblin

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Mary-Jane Watson is performing in [?] Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest as the ingénue Cecily Cardew. Not only does Wilde's comedy also concern men with double identities (like Peter Parker), but Cecily Cardew is unaware of their purposeful deception until the end of the second act of the three-act play (much like Mary-Jane is unaware of Peter's duality until the end of the second movie in the trilogy).
  • Robert De Niro, Sam Neill, Ed Harris, and Chris Cooper were all considered for the role of Otto Octavius.
  • Took the record for highest one-day opening on a Wednesday from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
  • The noise we hear whenever the spider web touches something (walls, Doctor Octopus, etc.) was made by hitting tape from a cassette and leather strips on the floor.
  • In one scene, Peter asks Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) if she's still in the village. Kirsten Dunst dropped out of The Village to make this movie and Elizabethtown.
  • In Alfred Molina's first film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, he was required to let spiders crawl all over his body.
  • Jerry O'Connell auditioned to play John Jameson.
  • Stan Lee originally filmed the cameo of the man who shouts: "Hey, Spider-Man stole that guy's pizza!" But because of problems with the shot it was re-filmed with another actor, and Lee was given a different (but heroic) cameo.
  • The scene where Peter Parker is running down the alley while unbuttoning his shirt top to reveal the spider on his costume's chest is a reference to Superman.
  • Alfred Molina was in the play Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye while shooting this movie. In one wall-climbing scene he is humming the song {If I Were a Rich Man} to himself and the puppeteers overheard him and moved his tentacles in time to the song.