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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Tobey Maguire
Kirsten Dunst
Alfred Molina
James Franco
J K Simmons
Bruce Campbell
Directors
Sam Raimi
Screenwriters
Michael Chabon
Miles Millar
Alvin Sargent
Running Time
115 mins minutes

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Plot
Two years on, and life’s just got tougher for Peter Parker (Maguire). He’s having problems dealing with his feelings for Mary Jane (Dunst), his editor at the Daily Bugle (Simmons) keeps firing him, his college work is slipping, and his best mate Harry (Franco) is desperate for vengeance against his crimefighting alter ego. All that and a new, unhinged technology-boosted bad guy appears on the scene: Dr Octopus (Molina)…


Verdict
A minor improvement on the first film makes for a major success when compared with its summer competition. Sam Raimi has once again crafted a blockbuster that thinks as hard as it thwacks – in a word, amazing.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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