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Reader review: Spider-Man 2

2012-07-13 14:30
A sequel to the first Spider-Man, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man.

The film takes off in high gear after Doctor Octavius's scientific experiment fails leading to the death of his wife, even though he is grieving he doesn't give up on his experiment but this time his heart & mind have been infiltrated by evil and will do anything to make his experiment a success even destroying the city of New York.

Now Spider-Man must try and stop him from annihilating the city and Octavious has also involved some people dear to Spider-Man's heart for leverage.

Parker experiences difficulty from both his love interest Mary-Jane Watson and his best friend Harry Osborn, who still bears a hateful grudge against Spider-Man whom he blames for his father's death, Norman Osborn from the first Spider-Man.

As a result, Peter starts to think about giving up being Spider-Man. Peter also learns that Mary-Jane is engaged to a famous astronaut. This is a superhero movie for people who don't go to superhero movies, and for those who that do, it's the one they've been yearning for as you'll find action, drama and romance making it a hit all in one package.

The movie in my books is fantastic also provides exuberant entertainment that manages to be both sleek and substantial without being patronising, definitely the best Spider-Man movie out of the four I've watched so far. Spider-Man 2 may be called a comic book movie, but is so much more than that. 

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