Spiderman 2

Finally got to catch Spidey 2 today …

Had been wanting to do so since the day it released … but was waiting for the ticket prices to drop at INOX … imagine paying 130 bucks even for the morning show …

Anyways, a month later, it did drop, and I did get to see the movie …

I had watched Spiderman 1 at home on a crappy VCD print … probably why I did not like the movie that much …

But I did like Spiderman over other superhero movies … batman is very dark and superman … well … just flies around …

What made Spiderman different for me from the other super heroes is his diffent style of transportation … his swinging abilities … look very cool and also the fact that Tobey Macguire fits the bill to play the teenage guy next door very well …

He has his own share of problems … like every one of us … and we can identify with him the best …

In both the movies, Aunt May and Uncle Ben were very sincere to their characters … and Kirsten Dunst, who plays MJ, atleast according to me was very mediocre …

This leaves us with Harry Osborne who was pretty good in the second movie atleast …

As compared to Seabiscuit, I found Tobey Macguire was very good in this movie and was more convincing … maybe for the fact that I could identify with his character initially in the movie, when his life is as bad as it can get …

The emotions … for being responsible for his uncle’s death were also very well portrayed …

The CG in the movie is one of the best that I have seen ever …

Dr. Octopus looked very believable and his arms are integrated quite seemlessly …

The action sequences are very intense … kept me on the edge of my seat …

Many of my friends found the movie slow … as compared to the first movie …

What they missed out, I feel, is the connection … the emotions being portrayed …

The movie definitely has a better story line and is more topsy turvy …

I found, the fact that Spiderman gets stripped off his mask … naked to the whole world … too brilliant … It added to the story and made you stick to your seat …

Hadn’t this been there, there wouldn’t have been much of a difference between the two movies …

Now, c’mon … all the other superheroes have their own secret identities … I found this particular part very smart …

This movie has its share of technical snags … which I would not like to enumerate in case you haven’t seen the movie yet … but the movie, as a whole, more than makes up for it …

The entire series, I feel has gone the LOTR way …

The fellowship was good … Two towers better and the Return of the King simply blew my mind …

One of the few movies which improve with time …

Spidey 2 has done it this time … Waiting to watch what Spidey 3 would have in store …

Until then, we have I, Robot, Village and Shrek 2 to go …

Go Spidey !

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