Also I found that Doc Ock was much better suited for flashy moves and cool fights than Green Goblin ever was so in that aspect the film is far superior to the first film as well. Two thumbs up on the music. Tobey Maguire feels more right in the second film. The computer effects have become slightly more subtle making the film seem more polished. The story seems to flow more from the heart this time around.
Spider-Man 2 transcends the boundaries of being just another comic book movie to being a richly character driven movie with a very conflicted hero. But my anxiety was quickly put to rest because Spider-Man 2 took the premises from the first film and improved upon them all. Raimi proved in the first film that he could take a situation from the comics and translate it reasonably to the screen. The standout here is Tobey Maguire, who can convey the film's entire heart with a look or a gesture, but is most heart-wrenchingly done in his hesitations. I recommend all to see this movie, yes girls too.
He even lets Bruce Campbell tell Spider-Man off as if to symbolize that he hasn't forgotten where he came from. Is it medical or is it because he has stretched himself too thin? James Franco is decent but still has a problem with portraying nuances which basically means that in order for his performance to work he has exaggerate every emotion his character feels. I'm a big fan of Willem Dafoe but I didn't like his performance in the first Spider-Man film very much and therefore I was delighted when Alfred Molina turned out to be a far better villain than Willem was. Eventually, Peter decides to give up being Spider-Man to finally bring peace into his life. Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. Not to mention, we see the emotional toll that has been taken on him, his only surviving family member, his Aunt May Rosemary Harris , has become consumed with grief and loss over the death of her husband incidentally, creating Spider-Man in the first part , Peter's friend Norman Osborne James Franco is now at odds with him since he has become consumed with revenge over Spider-Man killing his father the Green Goblin , and his love affair with Mary Jane-Watson Kirsten Dunst is slowly being extinguished because he is never there for her to return the feelings she has for him.
As it is with most superhero movies the villain is the most interesting character and Sam Raimi couldn't have picked a better actor than Alfred Molina to play Otto Octavius aka Doc Ock. Sam Raimi also does a knock-out job as well, knowing when to hold on a character's face long enough or swinging the camera along with Spider-Man to give the audience the exhilaration of flight. When he sees someone being beaten up in an alley, he turns around to walk away. You leave the theater, definitely feeling like you got your money's worth! Suspense, romance, action and some quite nice Effects. Picking up two years after the first Spider-Man left off, Peter Parker Tobey Maguire has his hands full with three full-time jobs. For a man so used to having quick reflexes, when he has to slow down and realize what is going on around him, we are instantly in his head. In terms of story telling the second film is also far better than the first.
Once again they couldn't have picked a better actor to portray the villain Spiderman has to face. He truly embodies the spirit of J. I can't wait to see the reactions of my friends who haven't followed the Spider-man comics, the twist of the story and the hints at what is to come. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. That is a load of rubbish and Raimi proves it by adding some elements from his cult films, the Evil Dead series.
As Spider-Man, Parker is even in danger of losing his powers as his exhaustion slowly begins to take over. Simmons who was one of the elements in the first film returns in his role and he is absolutely hilarious. I am 30 years old and had begun reading the Amazing Spider-Man back when I was 11 and leaving the theater last night, I felt like I was a kid again- I was amazed, I was in awe, I really felt. This time Spidey must face the likes of Doc Ock, portrayed by Alfred Molina he's come a long way since Indiana Jones cameos excellently. The score is both thrilling and epic but it is also subtle when it has to be and that aspect of the score works wonderfully as well. Octopus Doc Ock as the papers call him , but the artificially intelligent arms seemed fuse to his id, placating his desires to not want his life's work to be a failure.
Synopsis Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. All in all Spider-Man 2 surpasses the first film in the franchise in almost every way imaginable Spider-Man 2 is twice as engaging, entertaining and heartfelt than the first film in the series. It only happens very rarely that a sequel surpasses the original Terminator 2, Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and after the relative disappointment that was the original my expectations for the second film in the series had decreased. And only 22, so we can only hope to see more of her the coming years. It was the comic, come alive. Kudos once again to the actors involved and Sam Raimi on creating another hit.
Spiderman must take out Doc, save the city, save the girl, and still get good grades. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He is going to school full time, he is working full time to pay off his rent, and he is a hero always on call whenever he hears a siren. Last but not least, Alfred Molina, who is the bad guy. Seemingly, we have entered the bizarro world of sequels, where they seem to surpass the original Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Toy Story 2, etc and Spider-Man 2 definitely joins these ranks. The computer-effects used are better than I have ever seen. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? The first Spider-Man film a well meaning picture but quite as good as it could have been the second film is a good film for both hardcore fans like myself and the broader audience.
There is also a very funny elevator scene which should be mentioned. In the second film he proves that he can make a highly original story as well and make it entertaining. The action sequences once again are entrancing and the story is well written. Elfman has some experience in super hero scoring having done both Batman and Hulk aside from Spider-Man and it shows as the score is very appropriate and fitting. Maguire also has to command the screen as Spider-Man and convince the audience that he can stand up to someone like Octavius and not seem fantastic. Some people complained that Raimi has turned mainstream with the Spider-Man films. Raimi is more than competent enough to give this movie the look and feel of a moving comic book and by utilizing his most signature camera shot zooming into and out of the character's eyes , the audience is invited to live for a moment in the tights of a superhero.