SPIDER-MAN (Theatrical Release USA 2002)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

incorporates good special effects that highly entertain. The casting department did well in creating a cohesive team that shows well onscreen. Tobey Maguire caught enough of the Spider-Man spirit to successfully pull higher entertainment value than previous efforts to put Spider-Man onscreen. Watch for one comical scene where Kirsten Dunst endeavors to play the 'damsel in distress' who completely subordinates her own power to save herself to Tobey Maguire. This scene needs a less 'more than capable' Kirsten Dunst and a Tobey Maguire with a tad bit more masculine approach to the situation. The movie earns its watch and serves the Marvel comic book fan well. It does not disappoint.

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The story of Spider-Man from the spider’s bite to using the powers given for fighting injustice.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Raimi for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Avi Arad, Stan Lee, and Kevin Feige for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), Green Goblin/Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), Harry Osborn (James Franco), Ben Parker (Cliff Robertson), May Parker (Rosemary Harris), J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), Flash Thompson (Joe Manganiello), Maximilian Fargas (Gerry Becker), Joseph ‘Robbie’ Robertson (Bill Nunn), Henry Balkan (Jack Betts), General Slocum (Stanley Anderson), Dr. Mendell Stromm (Ron Perkins), Carjacker (Michael Papajohn), and Simkins (K.K. Dodds).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie performs well as an entertainment piece for Marvel Universe fans.

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