Spider-Man 2Director: Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
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Everyone's friendly neighborhood Spider-Man swoops to DVD in this full-screen special edition of the highly energized sequel from 20th Century Fox. With exquisite extras and spectacular picture and sound, this two-disc is a worthy buy for just about everyone. First off is the technical angle, in which this disc truly shines. Presented in a cropped full-frame image, the picture is full of brilliant hues and fine details that are sure to bring your superhero dreams to life as you watch it (even if you're missing most of the image that the recommended widescreen edition will deliver!). Additionally, the 5.1 Dolby Digital sound is an absorbing home-theater experience that's been meticulously created for this disc, and it does not disappoint. On the extras front, the fun starts with two different commentaries that are packed with anecdotes and stories from the production. The first track includes two separate recording sessions -- one from director Sam Raimi and Spidey himself, Tobey Maguire, and the other with Marvel producer-extraordinaire Avi Arad and co-producer Grant Curtis. This track is full of fun banter between the director and star, while the other two give good detail on the hows and whys of the moviemaking process. For more in-depth tech-talk, check out the technical commentary, headed by a few other sliced-together sessions that include effects-maestros John Dykstra and Steve Johnson, among others. The track is especially insightful when you begin to realize just how many of the effects were split between practical mechanical effects and CGI. Also included on the first disc is a blooper reel, a music video by Train, movie previews, web featurettes from the film's website, and a "Spidey Sense 2" trivia track that is stuffed with enough facts on the comic and the movie that it's almost overwhelming. Disc two contains the bulk of the extras, starting with the "Making the Amazing" 12-part documentary. This whopping two-hour making-of is one of the best in-depth and entertaining looks at a film that has graced the DVD world. After a bit of your usual PR-type talk in the beginning about the first film, this feature then dives head first into all of the separate departments as they pieced the movie together; this is highly recommended viewing for anyone who enjoys this type of stuff. Three featurettes can also be found on this second disc, all of which hold up the same quality as well. The highlight of the three would have to be the "Ock-Umentary" 20-minute special, which takes the viewer step-by-step through how the filmmakers were able to bring Doc Ock to life, from the pre-production process through the on-set puppeteering that set the stage for all of the CGI polishes later on. Other bonus features on the disc include a multi-angle feature that delves into a few effects-heavy sequences in the film, with other areas dedicated to Activision's exceptional Spider-Man 2 video game. Finally, comic artist Alex Ross has been given a gallery all his own that showcases his stunning paintings featured in the opening credit sequence. Also available in fullscreen, Superbit, and a Collector's DVD Gift Set, this release is a fantastic buy and a perfect gift for any fan of the film. In perfect double-dip fashion, Sony has plans to release a Spider-Man 2.5 as well, featuring extended sequences created solely for the DVD under Raimi's supervision. Until that comes out, there's plenty to love on this release, so don't be afraid to wait for the second release -- unless you like to torture yourself and miss out on a whole lot of great stuff.
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Full Frame]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Cast & Crew
|Tobey Maguire||Peter Parker/Spider-Man|
|Kirsten Dunst||Mary Jane Watson|
|James Franco||Harry Osborn|
|Alfred Molina||Dr. Otto Octavius, AKA Doctor Octopus|
|Rosemary Harris||Aunt May|
|Donna Murphy||Rosalie Octavius|
|J.K. Simmons||J. Jonah Jameson|
|Daniel Gillies||John Jameson|
|Dylan Baker||Dr. Curt Connors|
|Bill Nunn||Joseph "Robbie" Robertson|
|Aasif Mandvi||Mr. Aziz|
|Willem Dafoe||Green Goblin/Norman Osborn|
|Cliff Robertson||Ben Parker|
|Elizabeth Banks||Miss Brant|
|Bruce Campbell||Snooty Usher|
|Brooke Adams||Felicia Hardy|
|Joel McHale||Mr. Jacks|
|James Acheson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|C. Scott Baker||Set Decoration/Design|
|Joseph M. Carraciolo||Executive Producer|
|Michael Chabon||Original Story|
|J. Andre Chaintrevil||Set Decoration/Design|
|John Chichester||Set Decoration/Design|
|Mick Cukurs||Set Decoration/Design|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|Kevin Feige||Executive Producer|
|John Frazier||Special Effects|
|Joseph Geisinger||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Alfred Gough||Original Story|
|Jeffrey J. Haboush||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Eric Heffron||Asst. Director|
|Daniel R. Jennings||Set Decoration/Design|
|Gary Jones||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jeff Knipp||Art Director|
|Anthony LaMolinara||Special Effects|
|Stan Lee||Executive Producer|
|Jeff Markwith||Set Decoration/Design|
|Miles Millar||Original Story|
|Scott P. Murphy||Art Director|
|Kevin O'Connell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Paul N.J. Ottoson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Greg P. Russell||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Steven A. Saklad||Art Director|
|Neil Spisak||Production Designer|
|Patte Strong-Lord||Set Decoration/Design|
|Tom Valentine||Art Director|
|Thomas P. Wilkins||Art Director|
|Robert Woodruff||Set Decoration/Design|
1. Main Titles
2. Pizza Man
3. J. Jonah Jameson
4. Dr. Connors
6. Peter and MJ in the Backyard
7. Mr. Ditkovich
8. Otto Octavius
9. Wash 'N' Dry
10. The Importance of Being Earnest
11. Car Chase
12. The Importance of Being on Time
13. Web Failure
14. The Elevator
15. Peter Calls MJ
16. Otto's Demonstration
17. Horror Hospital
18. Ock Awakens to the Horror
19. New Villain in Town
20. Doc Ock's Lair
21. Bank Heist
22. Battle Building
23. Planetarium Party
24. Spidey Crash Lands in Alley
25. Ock Rebuilds
27. Spider-Man No More
28. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
29. Peter Attends MJ's Play
30. Jameson Gets the Suit
31. Peter's Confession
32. One More Little Chore
33. Peter and the Burning Building
35. Peter and Aunt May in the Backyard
36. "My Back! My Back!"
37. MJ Doubts John's the One
38. "Do You Love Me, or Not?"
39. Enter the Octopus
40. He's Back
41. Clock Tower Fight
42. The Train
43. A Train to Catch
44. Grateful Train Passengers
45. Harry Learns the Truth About Peter
46. The Final Confrontation
47. Peter Appeals to Otto
48. Web Love
49. The Return of the Green Goblin
50. Here Comes the Bride
51. The Final Swing
52. End Credits
Cast & Crew Commentary by Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Avi Arad and Grant Curtis: On
Cast & Crew Commentary by Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Avi Arad and Grant Curtis: Off
Technical Commentary: On
Technical Commentary: Off
Spidey Sense 2
Comic-Con Q & A
J. Jonah Jameson
Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson
Music Video: "Ordinary" by Train
Christmas With the Kranks
English Dolby Surround
Christmas With the Kranks
Side #2 -- Disc 2
Making the Amazing
Greater Power, Greater Responsibility
Story & Character
Sound & Music
Hero in Crisis
Ock-Umentary: Eight Arms to Hold You
Interwoven: The Women of Spider-Man
Enter the Web
Angle 4 (Composite)
Activision's Spider-Man 2: The Game 2004 E3 Trailer
Activision's Spider-Man 2: Spinning the Game
Subtitles: Subtitles Off
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Spiderman 2 is a Sam Raimi directed movie. What separates this movie from the other Spiderman movies is the quality of the villain: Doctor Octupus. Doctor Octopus who allows his machine control him instead of vice versa. The genre is action, and the action is great. The overall message of the movie is don't let yourself be controlled by your situation. The movie is about Peter Parker being Spiderman. After a failed experiment, his mentor turns into a Supervillian and he must combat him, leading to new problems for him and his family.
Spider-Man 2 is the best superhero movie ever and also one of my favorite movies. Spider-Man 2 has join the list of other movie sequels that were better than the first film: The Dark Knight, Superman II, X2: X-Men United, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Until the Dark Knight brought comic book movies to a new level, Spiderman 2 was THAT MOVIE. Excellent special effects and moreover, a down-to-earth script that really showed the growth and turmoil surrounding Peter Parker and his identity in contnuing being Spiderman. Also, the inner conflicts concerning his invlovement and remorse of his Uncle Ben's death. But the most surprising was his revealing of his superhero side to his long time love Mary Jane -- that was something I definetly did not expect to have happened so early in the series. All together a great film. With a most troublesome villian that has help from eight other "smart-arms". Certainly, a must see.
Finally, Hollywood is starting to understand that the only way to have a comic book movie work is to treat the world of the comic book seriously. I enjoyed this movie so much more than I did the first Spider-Man. Don't get me wrong--it was a fun, cute, campy movie, but it didn't have the edge-of-the-seat tension this movie does. Spoiler Alert: I loved the scene where Spider-man saves the L-train. It had the heart of the movie: Spider-man is just a kid, sometimes a scared kid, who is trying to help. I loved the compassion the people showed to Peter, and I loved the fact that they tried to rescue him. Granted, they didn't stand a snowball's chance, but at least they tried. I also loved the fact that Doc Ack had elements of the heroic, even when he was in full villian mode. All in all, the movie had moments of humor, moments when the hero failed to be a hero, but never failed to treat the world of the hero as real.
This is the best super hero movie hands down, if you pay attenion you see that there's not one flaw.but it could have been more violent,the story is way better than the batman's.the cgi is soooo!!realalistic,the plot is great, tons of action is awesome ,and the train scene is on of the best action squince's ever!!!and on top of that the acting great it's a must have
Rating: 94% An improvement on its predecessor, Spider-Man 2 scores high with its excellent characters, plot, and visuals.
I did not really like the first Spiderman movie, but this one is, to date, the best of the super-hero movies. After watching it the only thing it leaves you wanting is for the sequel to be out sooner than 2007. There is only one scene that I think should have been done differently. When Octavius is in the hospital, what follows is somewhat brutal. Other than that it is a great show.
I so loved watching spider man 2 in theater.A brillant film to see with your family and friends. I give Spider Man 5 big stars to fly about.
i really don't like both of the spider-man movies but this one was better than the first but i still don't like it at all i don't like movies like spider-man because they are all sorry i can say this too it had a better villian then the first one too
Spider-man 2 is a film of all proportions. It opens up with a view of reality in that being a super-hero when you're not a billionaire, or a man from another planet (aka Superman), is very self-sacrificing, and that Peter realizes who he should really spend time with. So in a sense this where Parker becomes mature, and where the Spider-man series actually matures a bit as well. In fact each character matures- unlike any super-hero movie, the characters now live different lives as the aftermath of the first film. As the film's posters are titled, 'Sacrifice', 'Destiny', 'Choice'. These become the maturity themes throughout the film. The computer-graphics were improved though similar to the first motion picture (Spider-man). Though, in the second, Tobey Maguire is more on the set, and more in the air with the actors- instead of Kirsten screaming and holding onto objects before a blue screen, she is actually there with him. Then there are the puppet or muppet like arms of Octavius, each arm with its own personality. And of course Aunt Mae & Jonah-the abnoxious boss, the unique supporting characters that stay true to their comic form, as do most of the characters. Now the second film did not give me the same reaction as the first film, because it was set a different level. The first film was more of a fun and happy summer blast movie, especially during its time, in early 2002. But the second movie is more of a story movie, some who may have not seen the first movie, may think that this movie is a cheerful, yet underlying drama at first. Then comes the action, but it seemed more quiet then in the first movie, and much more quickly done. Spider-man 2 is very unique, besides being a direct part 2, the plotline displays some parallels that show who Peter was and who he has become. For example the two scenes of rescuing children from a burning apartment; and in both scenes he readily steps up to his fear, and shows that whether he's a super hero or not, he has the power to shield off fear. Now I could go on about the Philosophy of the Spider-man films, but that would take up a few pages of B&N's web property. I was however disappointed both by the fact it could have had more umf, and more bang. Now Danny Elfman had an amazing soundtrack in both movies- in fact all of the movies he's made pieces for. And in Spider-man 2 he pulled off a great display of music, but I think the sound editors could easily add more flow with the music. But still, Danny Elfman and John Williams are really the top king composers of the motion picture. Another disappointment was some random blanks in the movie, an example, the eating cake scene or the trying-to-close-the-door-to-the-cleaning-closet scene. Now Hopefully in sequel in 2006, the characters aren't over mature and are not played by older actors, because I do not know anyone else who can fit the exact characters that Mr. Marvel invented than this cast. Also Super Hero/ Comic book movies are booming in the not-too distant future: Man-thing Oct. 2004 Pixar's the Incredibles Nov. 2004 Fantastic Four June 2005 Batman Begins Summer 2005
i saw it a couple of days after is came to theaters on july 5th i can say it was better then the first but i still didn't like it much it had way too much comedy and i don't like that in super hero movies but it was alright .
this was pretty good and liked it better than the first but the first was alright too equally.
i think i like SPiderman 2 more than Spiderman, the first movie. i recommend this movie. there's more action and the interaction with peter and mj is great.
I recently saw 'Spider-Man 2' and I agree: it's a lot better than the original.There's a more threating villian,improved effects,and(like in 'Harry Potter 3')a more emotional and mature hero.Peter's only immature act is when he decides to quit being Spider-Man and he starts ignoring people in need.(That just doesn't seem right since heroes are known for being brave and selfless.)But Peter realizes his mistake in the nick of time and returns to his do-gooder ways(whew!).As I said before, the special effects are much better. Peter really looks like he's soaring over skyscrapers and Doc Ock's tenecales are truly menacing.The best thing about the movie though is its heart.In the original 'Spider-Man' we saw Spidy's fans throwing garbage at the Green Goblin and sticking up for their hero(even if they didn't know who he was). Here Spidy is unmasked before Mary Jane,Doc Ock,and the people he saves on a runaway train.These are very moving scenes because they show that even though Spider-Man is a superhuman,he's still a human.In short,great movie,great story.See it!
THE FIRST SPIDERMAN WAS AWESOME, THIS ONE IS 1,000,000 TIMES BETTER, NO JOKE, EVEN IF YOU HATED THE FIRST ONE THIS ONE IS SOOO MUCH BETTER A GREAT GREAT MOVIE, THE STORYLINE IS SOOOO SMOOTH AND COMPELLING, AND THE GRAPHICS ARE TOO GOOD!!! BUY! BUY!
For me "both" Spiderman movies have hit the mark. I don't think either were perfect movies but still easily good enough to qualify as "outstanding" cinema. Fun comic bookish adventure abounds and director Sam Raimi should be commneded for his efforts in both installments of Spiderman. Good fun! Both films grade out as solid A- films for me.
This is what movies whould be like. They should be action packed, thrilling, exciting, and fun. Spiderman 2 is all that and more. It is one of the most well done movies I have ever encountered. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It's better than the original by far and definatly the best superhero movie I have ever seen. The acting is terrific and the action is non stop. I can not give this movie enough complements. The great thing about it is even if you are not a fan of super hero movies you will still love this one. I was not at all surprised when it became the best reviewed film of the year. Finally the movie critics know what there talking about. It is a ten out of ten.
My honest opinion is that this movie is twenty times better than the first. It has action, romance, and a few little twists that make your heart stop--literally. Plus, there's the famous train scene where...well, I guess you'll just have to watch the movie, huh? So grab a buddy, stuff your face with popcorn, drink a liter of soda, and watch Spider-Man 2.1!
Loved it and was surprised to love it! Being as how I didn¿t think they can make such a good part one and make a part 2 just as good. BUT THEY DID!!
When I fisrt saw Spiderman 1, i thought it would be boring, I've seen the trailer of the first flick and it didn't catch my attention. The computer graphics are not so ok, and besides, I already know the history of Spiderman since childhood. But I still gave the movie a chance. It was fun though, I must admit, I enjoyed the flick and couldn't hardly wait foe the sequel. And then Spiderman 2 came. The movie was great! More sophisticated than the first one, the graphics are good, and the story was a blast! I love the second sequel the most, specially the part when Mary Jane discovered the truth about Peter Parker. The fight scenes were incredible, the director and his crew really did a good job on this one. The love story between Peter and MJ, the silent war between harry and Peter, and the mad scientist Doc Oc and Spiderman, it was amazing. I hope Spiderman 4 is on it's way..:)
I saw this in theatres with my friend and we both loved it. So much better than the first. Everyone did their parts very well and I'm looking foward to buying this on DVD.
I really liked this movie! This movie makes an effort to try to 'stick to the first' plot and storyline like the firt one did! I really liked that. The characters are more matured and have moved on with their lives, this none other than Peter Parker (Spidey) who tries to show everyone, especially MJ that he's "really changed." Everyone has changed, a huge benefit to the new plot and storyline, which in the first one had tried to portray them like teenage high school students. I really liked this movie...GOOD WORK!