Spider-Man 2

Marvel Enterprises and Laura Ziskin Productions Released 2004




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Movie Summary

Sam Raimi

Peter Parker is just having a bad life as his superhero antics are taking a toll on his duties as student, employee and family member. Of course the thing that matters most to him: his hope for union with unrequited beau Mary Jane Watson, is the most in jeopardy, as she is set to wed the astronaut son of his blow hard boss J. Jonah Jameson. Things come to such a low, that Peter decides to hang-up his costume for good. But he'll soon need to don the lycra again to battle his transformed mentor Dr. Otto Octavius, whom after a failed experiment has become the monstrous Doctor Octopus..


Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The pleasure is doubled in Spider-Man 2. Crackerjack entertainment from start to finish, this rousing yarn about a reluctant superhero and his equally conflicted friends and enemie...

  • 90

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Better than its predecessor, and also superior to most other comic-book-based movies. It has a more credible (and more frightening) villain, a more capacious and original story and...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    As played by Alfred Molina with both computer-generated and puppeteer assistance, Doc Ock grabs this film with his quartet of sinisterly serpentine mechanical arms and refuses to l...

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Miss Brant: Boss, it's your wife on the line, she says she lost the cheque book.
      J.J: Thanks for the good news.

    • Octavius: Parker. Now I remember you. You're Connors' student. He tells me you're brilliant. He also tells me you're lazy.
      Peter: I'm trying to do better.
      Octavius: Being brilliant's not enough, young man. You have to work hard. Intelligence is not a privilege, it's a gift. And you use it for the good of mankind.

    • Rosie: And you need to sleep soundly tonight , Otto.
      Octavius: Did Edison sleep before he turned on the light? Did Maroni sleep before he turned on the radio? Did Beethoven sleep before he wrote the 5th?
      Peter: Did Bernoulli sleep before he found the curves of quickest descent?
      Octavius: Ah, Rosie, I love this boy.

    • Octavius: Has anybody lost a large roll of $20 dollar bills in a rubber band? Because we found the rubber band.

    • J.J: Hoffman!
      Hoffman: Yes?
      J.J : What are we gonna call this guy?
      Hoffman: Er, er, Dr. "Octopus."
      J.J: That's crap.
      Hoffman: "Science Squid"?
      J.J: Crap.
      Hoffman: "Dr. Strange."?
      J.J .: That's pretty good. But it's taken. Wait, wait! I got it. Dr. Octopus.
      Hoffman: But, er. I like it.
      J.J.: Course you do. Dr. Octopus. New villain in town. "Doc Ock."
      Hoffman: Genius.
      J.J.: What, are you looking for a raise?

    • Peter: Dr. Octavius. [removes mask] We have to shut it down. Please tell me how.
      Octavius: Peter Parker? "Brilliant but lazy."
      Peter: Look at what's happening. We must destroy it.
      Octavius: I can't destroy it. I won't. [tentacle grabs Peter by the neck]
      Peter: You once told me about intelligence. That it was a gift to be used for the good of mankind.
      Octavius: A privilege.
      Peter: These things have turned you into something that you're not. Don't listen to them.
      Octavius: It was my dream.
      Peter: Sometimes, to do what's right, we have to be steady... and give up the things we want the most. Even our dreams.
      Octavius: You're right. He's right. [tentacles shriek] Listen. Listen to me now. [tentacles shriek again] Listen to me now!
      Peter: Now, tell me how to stop it.
      Octavius: It can't be stopped. it's self-sustaining now.
      Peter: Think!
      Octavius: Unless... The river. Drown it.

  • NOTES (7)

    • Production Budget - $200,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $373,585,825 (2nd)
      Worldwide Gross - $783,766,341 (3rd)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $490,895,384
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $1,029,876,545

    • Production Companies:
      Marvel Enterprises
      Laura Ziskin Productions
      Sony Pictures
      (US distributor)

    • Filming locations include:
      Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Barclay Inter-Continental Hotel, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Chicago, Illinois
      City Hall Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Columbia University, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
      Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
      Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Madison Square Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Universal Studios, Universal City, California
      Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, California
      Sunnyside, Queens, New York City, New York

    • Academy Awards Wins:
      1. Visual Effects

      Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Sound
      2. Sound editing

    • Tagline:
      This summer a man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed.

    • A director's cut of the movie contains 8 minutes of extra footage.

    • Music:
      Written by Christopher Carrabba
      Performed by Dashboard Confessional
      Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
      Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
      Performed by B.J. Thomas
      Special Delivery
      Written and Produced by John Debney
      Cake Girl
      Written and Produced by John Debney
      Suicide Polka
      Performed by "Happy" Bernie Goydish & His Orchestra
      Piano Quintet in A, D.667 ('The Trout')
      Written by Franz Schubert
      Hold On
      Written by Nic Cester
      Performed by Jet
      The Demonstration
      Written and Produced by Christopher Young and Danny Elfman
      Runaway Train
      Written and Produced by Christopher Young and Danny Elfman
      I Only Have Eyes for You
      Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
      Performed by Peter Cincotti and The Peter Cincotti Trio
      Stars and Stripes Forever
      Written by John Philip Sousa
      Performed by Peter Cincotti and The Peter Cincotti Trio
      Love is the Sweetest Thing
      Written by Ray Noble
      Performed by Peter Cincotti and The Peter Cincotti Trio
      Suite No. 2 in B Minor
      Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
      Bridal Chorus
      from "Lohengrin"
      Written by Richard Wagner
      Written by Pat Monahan and Bart Hendrickson
      Performed by Train
      Theme from Spider Man
      Written by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster
      Performed by Michael Bublé


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