Review of Spiderman 2

July 9th, 2004 by Andrew

I saw Spiderman 2 on July 2nd, a Friday night. It was the first time I had been back to the West Springfield Cinemas since I saw the Lord of The Rings: Return of the King, and the extended editions of the other two movies in that series.

I have to say, this second installment far surpassed it’s predecessor. The movie was much more about how being a superhero isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, and sacrifices must be made. “Doc Ock”, the villain in this movie, was much better than the Green Goblin in many ways. First, he had these artificially intelligent arms controlling his brain, and you can’t get much cooler than robotic arms. Also, he wasn’t really out to be a menace to society, he just wanted to complete his science project.

The best part of this movie had to be the soundtrack. Bands such as The Ataris, Dashboard Confessional, Yellowcard, Midtown, Taking Back Sunday and Jet added their music to the film. For once, these good bands had songs which actually played in the movie, and not just in the credits.

I don’t know how I’d rate this movie, or what kind of scale I’d use, but maybe that’s something I’ll add at some point. For now, I’ll just say it was an awesome movie, and you should definitely see it if you haven’t yet.


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