Based On Comic | Green Goblin | Marvel | Spider | Spider-Man | Super Hero | Super Villain
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
(21.34) Spider-Man 2 | (15.92) Spider-Man 3 | (5.98) Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer | (5.47) Iron Man 3 | (5.2) The Avengers
Movie reviews for Spider-Man
||Niels Risgaard Hansen:
|Spider-Man is great!
I remember watching the original TV series in the 80’ies that my uncle recorded on video in the late 70’ies. Those were fantastic times! As far as I remember, this movie is very true to the story of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man, but I might be wrong. Also please note that I have not read the comics, so my judgement might be a bit off there as well.
As we need a lot of time getting introduced to Spider-Man/Parker, there is very little room left for the conflict between the Green Goblin and Spider-Man. This makes the plot seem a bit thin, but it still works.
I have never liked Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man. He suits the role as an awkward youngster (Peter Parker) pretty decent, but somehow he is not believable as Spider-Man. Too young? Too whiney? Something like that.
Willem Dafoe is just brilliant as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin! He is really perfect for that part. He is scary yet likeable. Brilliant!
I have always had a bit of a crush on Kirsten Dunst, and for me she is the perfect Mary Jane Watson. She is cute and yet strong willed.
When I saw the “web-swinging scenes” in the movie theater I was really amazed. That stuff is greatly done. Even now watching it on Blue-Ray I still get a great big smile when Spidey goes swinging through the city.
Like Spider-Man? Watch it! Like Marvel Comics? Watch it! Like superhero movies? Watch it.