SPIDER MAN 2
The Spidey vs. Doc Ock fight on the train scene is, maybe, the best super hero-villain fight scene of all the movies reviewed so far. Awesome. When Spidey is stopping the runaway train with his webs, then the passengers catch him and help him. It's just great.
The relationship between Parker and MJ is central to the movie. and it is well done. The scene where MJ finally realizes Peter is Spider Man is a great moment.
Peter coming clean to Aunt May about uncle Bens' deathis also a key moment that is done very well.
Octavius' descent into villainhood is very believable. Well written. He understands that he has done evil, but the arms just have too much control of him. On the flipside, at the end, when he re-establishes control and sacrifices himself is a poignant moment.
JK Simmons is just a scene stealer. I found myself wishing for more scenes with Jonah, which is ridiculous, considering this is a sci fi super hero movie. But man, I wanted more of the cigar chomping newspaper man.
Peter's life. I mean, he is just a hard luck case. All the time he spends as spider man would, necessarily, screw up the rest of his life.....and it does. It just grounds this movie so nicely. rarely do we see real world consequences of superheroing in this way.
Osborn's hatred of Spider Man is kinda inexplicable. I mean, he knows what kind of guy his dad was. And he knows what kind of hero spidey is...but he still is unreasonable. Also, his ascent to head of OScorp is, well, not covered. I mean, he is a simpering high school grad running a fortune 500 company? I don't think so.
A little water could stop the self sustaining drive of the fusion generator? I don't think so. Too pat.
It was unnecessary to make Peter's powers dissapear. I think he could have come to the decision to quit without this twist.
CONCLUSION: This was a really good movie. It was one of the top so far....and, as a sequel, that's surprising. B+