Peter Parker deals with problems in his personal life,
while a new enemy named Dr. Octopus threatens New York.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Alvin Sargent
Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina,
James Franco, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Elizabeth
Banks, Bill Nunn, Dylan Baker, Daniel Gillies, Ted Raimi
Sequel to 2002's Spider-Man
Based on characters from Marvel Comics.
Oscar Wins - Best Visual Effects
Oscar Nominations - Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing
Spider-Man 2 was a solid sequel that continues to capture the thrill and spirit of the character, while adding some new stuff along the way. It was a good idea to make Dr. Octopus the villain and Alfred Molina was the perfect person to play the iconic villain.
This film explored more deeply the relationship between Peter and Mary Jane, giving their love more depth and substance. There were also additional scenes with J. Jonah Jameson, who I still think is hilarious.
Spider-Man 2 deals with Peter's insecurities and his lack of confidence, providing a great insightful look into the most relatable superhero. I think it's a great sequel.