Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Stan Lee / Steve Ditko / Alfred Gauf / Miles Miller / Michael Chabon / Alvin Sargent
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Donna Murphy / Daniel Gillies / Dylan Baker / Bill Nunn / Vanessa Ferlito / Asif Mandvi / Willem Dafoe / Cliff Robertson / Ted Raimi / Bruce Campbell /…
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Language: English / Russian / Mandarin
Released: 2004-08-05 (Mainland China) / 2004-06-30 (USA)
Series:  Spider-Man 2
Length: 127 minutes / 135 minutes (extended version)
Also known as: Spider-Man 2 (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 7.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 93%
After the fight against the Green Goblin, Spider-Man Parker (Tobey Maguire) reluctantly rejected his only true love Mary (Kirsten Dunst), because Spider-Man’s identity will create a new life for him and him. Relatives bring great danger, Parker decided to take on the responsibility of Spider-Man alone.
Parker has been busy with various challenges: learning the flexible use of superpowers; hiding himself under the double identity of a superhero and an ordinary college student, living a cautious life, and so on. Parker is getting more and more difficult to extricate himself from Mary, but as Spider-Man, he can’t open his heart to Mary.
The friend Harry has always been against Spider-Man because he misunderstood him; the only relative, the aunt, also has doubts about Spider-Man’s true identity. At the same time, a new challenge appeared: the evil and powerful Doctor Octopus. Parker shouldered the mission of Spider-Man under all kinds of pressure.
“Spider-Man 2” is a 2004 superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and is the second installment in the original “Spider-Man” trilogy. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who struggles to balance his dual identities while also facing new challenges in his personal life and battling new villains.
The film follows Peter as he struggles to maintain his relationships with Mary Jane Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst) and his best friend Harry Osborn (played by James Franco), while also dealing with the emergence of the dangerous and powerful villain, Doctor Octopus (played by Alfred Molina).
The film is widely regarded as one of the best superhero films of all time, praised for its strong character development, compelling storyline, and impressive special effects. It also explores deeper themes such as the importance of self-sacrifice and the consequences of using one’s powers irresponsibly.
“Spider-Man 2” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $783 million worldwide. It received several awards and nominations, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The film’s success led to the development of a third installment in the series, although it was met with mixed reviews.