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My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
Spiderman Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: at Branford Hoyts
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2002 Category: Thriller Action Superhero
Director: Sam Raimi Time: 121 min. Writer: Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Mine: Pretty good. Toby and Kirsten do a really good job. The makers manage to get the sadness of spiderman across without being overboard. The effects are good, but at times cartoonish, a problem given the uncartoonish nature of the rest of the movie. Very watchable.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: 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.
User Reviews:
michael's rating:
2.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Very entertaining indeed, if youre the type who like power rangers as much as spiderman. I find that it strayed of course from the original adaptation seen in comic books and cartoons. The CGI effects were poor and could be seen very much as being a computer image. The first half of the movie only introduced the movie that everyone expected.Thus Half a movie wasted. some flaws I noted were, the spider colors(no mention in any other adaptation), the ability to shoot web out of his wrists(I thought it was supposed to be artifical shooters?), Mary Jane being his first love ( I remember first it was that blonde Harding girl, and Mary Jane was a Bline Date set up by his Aunt) and of course the classic disney like ending of mary jane living (she died in the comics and 90's cartoon version- well dissapeared after she fell off the bridge. Even the goblins costume looked like something out of power rangers. I remember the classic goblin costume with the pumpkin bombs. But apart from its flaws , it was indeed interesting to watch how it was adapted. I really didnt expect the ending-HONEST! I was expecting MJ to die and Parker to go web slinging off into the sunset or something. But I think fans like it anyways because of all they hype and maybe younger fans just plain love it since he is after all our friendly neighborhood spiderman.
Shadow's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Now thats entertainment. A good story, sticking as well to the original comic storyline as much as you can with a 2 hour live action movie, believable characters (love the JJJ character)... The slight changes made for the movie are minute compared to how much they kept. BioEngineered Spider instead of Radioactive, MJ being his first love instead of Gwen Stacy (if they kept to the Gwen Stacy romance, MJ wouldnt be in the picture till picture #3), Organic Webshooters instead of mechanical...(i always wondered how a high school chemistry student would create those in the short time he did. i had a hard enuff time keeping my covers on my books.), Goblin Outfit (really, how hokey would that halloween costume from the comics look in real life)... Loved the CGI fight scenes, the running over the roofs didnt look as real, but i can accept that, humans are hard to imitate naturally in cgi still. LOVED the Spidey Suit, Love the little bards in his fingers and hands, i always wondered how he stuck to things, except those barbs wouldnt of been able to make it out through his mountain boots he was wearing the first time he went wall crawling. - Hated the ending though, oh well, nothings perfect. If we accept that this Spidey is in a slightly different universe then the one in the comic, all is well (as in Batman I&II, Superman 1&2 and X-Men). MUCH Better then the Nicholas hammond Spidey of the 80's.
jo mac's rating:
5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
i loved it it was asome one of my favorite 20th ceatury films and anyone who thinks it was bad is a big ugly fat harry loser.PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire as:
Spiderman/Peter Parker
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe as:
Green Goblin/Norman Osborne
Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Dunst as:
Mary Jane Watson
James Franco James Franco as:
Harry Osborne
Rosemary Harris Rosemary Harris as:
Aunt May
Bill Nunn Bill Nunn as:
Joe Robertson
J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons as:
J. Jonah Jameson
Cliff Robertson as:
Uncle Ben Parker
Ted Raimi as:
Elizabeth Banks Elizabeth Banks as:
Betty Brant
Octavia Spencer Octavia Spencer as:
Check-in Girl