Randy @ 4/10/2005
Stan Lee's all-too-human superhero returns to the screen in this highly anticipated sequel to 2002's blockbuster hit Spider-Man. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is attempting to juggle college classes and his job as a photographer with the Daily Bugle while maintaining his secret life as costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Parker is also struggling to hold on to his relationship with Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), who is beginning to enjoy success as a model and actress, and both Mary Jane and Peter have noticed he's beginning to buckle under the strain. Parker's friendship with Harry Osborne (James Franco) is also beginning to fray due to Peter's seeming alliance with Spider-Man, whom Harry blames for the death of his father, the nefarious Norman Osborne. As Parker weighs his responsibilities to himself and those around him against the obligations that come with his special powers, Spider-Man is faced with a new nemesis — Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), a deranged scientist whose latest project has turned him into the near-invincible cyborg Doctor Octopus. Spider-Man 2 was directed by Sam Raimi, who helmed the first film, and much of the original cast has also reunited for this sequel, including Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Campbell. — Mark Deming
||Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
||English; French; Spanish
||ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
||Single Side, Single Layer
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"Spidey Sense 2" Trivia Track with "pop-up" facts and trivia about the film and the world of Spider-Man
Four Web-i-sodes - Original Online featurettes from the Films Theatrical Release
"Making the Amazing" - a 12 part documentary from pre-production to the Hollywood premiere
"Hero in Crisis" - A deeper look into Peter Parker and his personal battles in the continuing story of Spider-Man
Ock-Umentary: "Eight Arms to Hold You" - A Special look at Doc Ock from the comics to the big screen
"Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man" - A Look into the Lives of Mary Jane, Aunt May and the other women in Peter Parker's life
"Enter the Web" - A Multi-Angle Ground Breaking Look Behind-the-Scenes a the Climatic Pier Sequence Captured in Real-Time.
Art Gallery - A collection of Alex Ross' Paintings used in the Opening Credits of the Film.
Activisions "Spider-Man 2: Spinning the Game" - A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of "Spider-Man 2: the Game"
At one point in the promotional marketing of the film, bases featuring the Spider-Man 2 logo were to be used during Major League Baseball games. However, this plan was scrapped after intense negative reaction from baseball fans. (more) Goofs:
Continuity: Spider-Man's right eye-piece is burned during his fight with Dr. Octopus on the train, necessitating its removal. When the mask is returned to Spider-Man, the burned eye-piece is clearly visible. However, when Dr. Octopus delivers a bound and unconscious Spider-Man to Harry Osborn in the next scene, Spider-man's mask is undamaged. (more) Quotes:
] Peter Parker
] She looks at me everyday. Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy! If she only knew how I felt about her. But she can never know. I made a choice once to live a life of responsibility. A life she can never be a part of. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man, given a job to do. And I'm Peter Parker, and I too have a job. (more) Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 14 wins & 34 nominations (more)