Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: David Kemp, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Mann Genero / Gerry Becker / Bill Nunn / Jack Bates / Stanley Anderson / Ron Perkins / Michael Papajohn / Bruce Campbell
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure
Region: United States
Released: 2002-08-07 (Mainland China) / 2002-05-03 (USA)
Series:  Spiderman
Runtime: 121 minutes
Also known as: Spider-Man (Taiwan)
Rating: IMDB 7.4 / Rotten Tomatoes 90%
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is just an ordinary high school student in the United States. When he was bitten by a mutant spider who sneaked out of the Spider Museum, Peter’s life changed completely. He has become like a spider, possessing various spider-specific superpowers: spraying highly sticky spider silk from his fingers, flying over eaves and walls, and so on. Excited, Peter began to use his superpowers to make money. But when his favorite uncle was killed by criminals he let go, Peter vowed to use his superpowers to fight crime.
Norman (William Dafoe), the father of Peter’s friend Harry, is the boss of a biotechnology company, who is distressed that the aircraft produced by his company are not appreciated by the military chiefs. In an accident, Norman inhaled nerve gas and gained superpowers, which triggered his own evil nature, and rode the aircraft he developed to destroy and kill people everywhere. Peter’s Spider-Man is on the attack!
“Spider-Man” is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin. The movie follows the story of Peter Parker, a high school student who gains spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically modified spider, and becomes a superhero to stop the Green Goblin, a powerful villain who threatens the city of New York.
The film explores themes of responsibility, sacrifice, and the balance between power and humility. It also touches on issues of love and loss.
The movie received critical and commercial success, grossing over $821 million worldwide and spawning two sequels. Many praised the film’s strong performances, thrilling action sequences, and its faithful adaptation of the Spider-Man character from the comics.
“Spider-Man” is known for its iconic scenes, such as the upside-down kiss between Peter and Mary Jane, and its memorable score composed by Danny Elfman. It has been credited with revitalizing the superhero genre and inspiring a wave of superhero films in the 2000s. The film also features a talented supporting cast, including J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson and James Franco as Harry Osborn.