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Mild-mannered Peter Parker is juggling the delicate balance of his dual life as a college student and a superhuman crime fighter. His life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius, who has been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled "Doc Ock."
Action - Very similar to the first movie. However, since it has less to setup
in the story there seems to be even more "cool" action than in the
first movie. There's also some very funny scenes added in just for
fun since they aren't really needed for the story.
PROFANITY: Just 4 mild profanities. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Lots of fighting. Evil guy kills many. Intense but not too graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and mild drunkenness. ACTION: LOTS and LOTS of great action throughout. COMEDY: The perfect amount of humor. Lots of chuckles and two big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Spider-Man 2 has all the elements of a good, but not great, superhero motion picture. While lacking the tragic grandeur that made last year's Hulk such a unique experience, Spider-Man 2 fills the void with solid character development, self-referential humor, effects-enhanced action, and (unfortunately) talky pop psychology.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent Now this is what a superhero movie should be. "Spider-Man 2" believes in its story in the same way serious comic readers believe, when the adventures on the page express their own dreams and wishes. It's not camp and it's not nostalgia, it's not wall-to-wall special effects and it's not pickled in angst. It's simply and poignantly a realization that being Spider-Man is a burden that Peter Parker is not entirely willing to bear.
USA TodayFull Review Excellent With special effects so convincing you don't even think about them, a head-case hero and a three-dimensional villain who is his equal, socko Spider-Man 2 has something for everyone.
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We collected 129 moviegoer opinions. WOW! Incredible opinions, especially from the guys. None of them rated it below "Very Good," which is very rare. Most of the ladies also loved "Spiderman 2." A very high percentage rated it "Fantastic" or "Excellent." Only a few rated it as low as "Good."
DON'T MISS "SPIDERMAN 2" and be sure to see it ON THE BIG SCREEN!