David’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spider man 2 is directed by Sam Raimi and was released in 2004. The movie has a great cast with Tobey Maguire, Alfred Molina, Kirsten Dunst, JK Simmons, Williem Dafoe, James Franco and many more.
This movie follows on from the previous spider man movie which was released 2 years previously. Peter Parker is still keeping quiet about his secret powers despite more coincidences occurring. Spider-Man has to face off and stop Doctor Octavius who threatens to destroy New York City.
I really enjoyed this sequel to the original Spider movie, the cast all do such a great job yet again, special mention to JK Simmons who provides some great humour during his cameo appearances as well as James Franco who has lots of conflicting emotions in this movie. I like the exploration of Peter Parker as he is stripped from his powers and has to focus on his life without Spiderman for a time being, he battles his feelings of love for Mary Jane and has to tell her how he really feels, as well as who he really is. This part of the story reminded me of Iron Man 3 however this movie does a better job in conveying Peter’s conflicts and feelings in his head. The action in this movie is incredible once Spider man has too save the city, especially that train scene. I also really enjoyed the 1-1 battles against Dr Octavius who was shown to have strong powers, he was a good villain as he had conflicting personalities, part of him still being the intelligent doctor and the other part directing his technological advances to an evil advantage. I really liked the relationship between Peter and his best mate Harry who after the first movie continues to have this hatred against Peter, for stealing MJ from him. I can’t wait too see how that unfolds in the 3rd movie especially with the return of the green goblin.
Overall I’d rate this movie a 5 ⭐️ this was even better than the first movie with more exciting action, a nice development of Peter and MJ’s relationship as well as a conflicting villain. A great sequel with lots of entertainment, I can’t wait for the 3rd movie.
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