Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco and Alfred Molina
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Music: Danny Elfman
Tobey Maguire Interview
speaking? Spider-Man 2 is a fantastic journey
of artistical hoopla, attached to a super-cornball story, worthy
of its comic book legacy and film predecessor. Spidie's new archenemy
Doc Ock is by far the coolest villain created by the melding
of DNA (Digital + Natural = Awesome-effect) between an actor and
CGI wizardry to date!
Peter Parker's (Tobey Maguire) livin' in the big city
juggling his time 'tween work and saving innocents. He's bombing
out in college, and he's a bit over-whelmed with the whole super-hero
love-of-life, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), however, has the apple
on a rope, and has become pretty successful in the big bad city.
M.J.'s doing so well in fact her big cheeky face is blazen across
oddles of billboards across the metropolitan area for playing
in a play.
decides this would be a great excuse to try and reintroduce himself
as more-than-a-friend as he's yet to jump on her like a rabid
back in the interesting part of the film
Harry (James Franco)
wants to continue his father's legacy of helping the world through
bizarre science discoveries - that can go either way. Har's working
with genius, Dr. Otto Octavious (Alfred Molina), on a humming,
glowing, extremely volatile machine that'll could our cure all
the world's energy needs.
New York's smart-iest of minds and super-ist of financial funders
gather for an invite-only unveiling of the much-needed device.
History is being made - and it's been catered.
faster than you can say "Hey, those self-thinking metal
arm assistants, strategically attached to Dr. Octavious' backside,
obviously meant to aide him with that machine thing's volatile
core, are wicked cool!" the poopieschnitzel hits the
corporate funded fan and poor Doctor Octaviuos is transformed
into a mechanical octopus of sorts.
seems the melding of the apparatuses' also apparently warped his
brain too. He's now under their command - and their evil. Naturally.
Harry still miffed over Spider-Man's killing his father (Green
Goblin - Wilem Dafoe), sees another business venture in the mechanical
octopus' dilemma. Doc Ock needs some sort of super plutonium -y
chemical stuff to rule the world's energy source, and Harry wants
Spider-Man. Harry will provide - as he very very rich - the chemical
bling bling if D.O. will deliver S.M. - ASAP!
and their mean spirited ways.
whole M.J. - Peter story is 'CSI Leisureville Park, FL' dull.
But the new villain and the growing hate in Hateful Harry is very
comic book. So, even with it's silly plot, and telegraphed love
story, the film's just fun. It is a visual charmer that never
stops entertaining. Peter's struggle of coming to grips with who
he really is can get annoying - he's Spider-Man for criminey!
Able to fly around via his webby thingys!
fine actors, especially here, are pawns of the comic book following
script. Their ability to take the expected garbled ballet of acts,
and dress them with entertaining frills of real talent, saved
the film's thin veneer of story.
Alfred Molina as the newly converted evildoer, Doc Ock, was a
special thespian follower treat. His face morphed like a Robert
Rodriguez villain right before your very eyes - from a kindly
soft fella to lecherous precision killer - brilliant. Tobey
Maguire's purdy darn buff in this here role. Humina humina! A
coupla of hours of him running about in his form fitting garanimal-like
P.J.s aint so bad. Pretty Kirsten Dunst is pretty much scenery
here. She is a strong woman as M.J., but the performance is all
pout and silent-film facial gestures that she's just not able
to pull off.
2's a great sequel. You'll see where the star-crossed lovers
go, you'll learn Peter Parker's destiny (again), and you'll be
positively stunned by the evil Doc Ock's seamless abilities! Enjoy
my leedle dumplings....enjoy. Buy
recommendation: Cocktail appetizers and pizza.
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
by director Sam Raimi, actor Tobey Maguire, producer Ani
Ahrati, and coproducer Grant Curtis
Sense 2" pop-up trivia track
Web-isodes: original online featurettes
music video: "Ordinary"
the Amazing": 12-part documentary
in Crisis": a deeper look into Peter Parker and his
Eight Arms to Hold You"
The Women of Spider-Man"
the Web": groundbreaking multi-angle look behind the
look at the Activision game
of discs: 2