Spider-Man film series
Directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man series centers on Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He uses his abilities to fight crime, after the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
The first Spider-man introduces us to Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), and covers the genesis of the infamous superhero. Set against Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, it’s a deft, impressive and entertaining blockbuster, albeit one that takes a little longer than you’d like to get motoring.
Spider-man 2 is the business, though. This is the one with Alfred Molina’s stunning Doctor Octopus, although he has to share the screen with the title character contending with his dual life, and the effect on his relationship with Mary-Jane (Kirsten Dunst). It could have gone wrong, but it’s so tightly put together that it’s one of the very best blockbusters of recent times.
Spider-man 3, inevitably, can’t quite match the standard set, but you can’t fault it for ambitious. Mixing in Topher Grace as Venom, Thomas Haden Church as Sandman and James Franco as the new Green Goblin, it’s a lot to fit into one film, and that’s what bogs things down. However, when it does hit its stride, Spider-man 3 is a rip-roaring ride in its own right. —Jon Foster
Directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man centers on student Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) who, after being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his abilities to fight crime, coming to understand the words of his beloved Uncle Ben: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Tobey Maguire returns as the mild-mannered Peter Parker, who is juggling the delicatebalance of his dual life as college student and asuperhuman crime fighter. Peter’s life becomes even more complicated when he confronts a new nemesis, the brilliant Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) whohas been reincarnated as the maniacal and multi-tentacled “Doc Ock.” When Doc Ock kidnaps MJ (Kirsten Dunst), “Spider-Man” must swing back into action as the adventure reaches new heights of unprecedented excitement.
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man’s suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains—the deadly Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), Venom (Topher Grace), and the New Goblin (James Franco)—as well as the enemy within himself.