David’s review published on Letterboxd:
Spider Man was released in 2002 and was directed by Sam Raimi. The movie stars Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco and many more.
The movie follows the Spider man comic book, with the story or Spider-Man, who is just student studying photography going through daily life, until being bit by a spider. He gains super power and decides to fight against the green goblin who is attacking his home city.
This movie is a really great origin story for Spider-Man, Tobey Maguire gives a great performance in this role and is really likeable. The movie explores his relationship with MJ really well; who have a good chemistry. I really enjoy how the movie shows up the immediate response to gaining the powers as there is some good comedy where he is learning how to use his newly found powers. There is some good comedy in the movie as well which are a lot to the movie. The main villain of the green goblin is really good as he has a link to Peter Parker as well as a clear link to Spider-Man. However the earlier villain is also good as this helps to drive Spider-Man on to being more decisive in how he uses his powers. The movie has a really great ending where there is lots of drama and set up for the next movie in the trilogy.
Overall I’d rate this movie a 4 and a 1/2 ⭐️ I would certainly recommend this movie for any comic book lovers. It follows a similar patterns but also adds lots to the movie and genre with the character introduction and some more humour as he is a regular boy with super powers.
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