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Spider-Man 2 Review (Film/Movie)

Spider-Man 2 Review (Film/Movie)

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Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Alvin Sargent from a story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon. The sequel to the 2002 film Spider-Man, it is the second film in Raimi's Spider-Man film trilogy based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco reprise their roles as Peter Parker, Mary Jane Watson, Harry Osborn, respectively.

Set two years after the events of Spider-Man, the film focuses on Peter Parker struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man. Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina), who takes a turn for the diabolical following a failed experiment and his wife's death. Using his mechanical tentacles, Octavius is dubbed "Doctor Octopus" and threatens to endanger the lives of New York City's residents. Spider-Man must stop him from annihilating the city.

Spider-Man 2 was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters on June 30, 2004, receiving high acclaim from critics and continuing to be featured frequently on lists of the best superhero films of all time. It grossed over $783 million worldwide and won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. It also received five awards at the Saturn Awards ceremony including Best Fantasy Film and Best Director for Raimi. The film's success led to Spider-Man 3, released in 2007.

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Plot (Spider-Man 2) Film/Movie


Peter Parker struggles to balance his crime-fighting duties as Spider-Man with the demands of his normal life. Parker is estranged from both love interest Mary Jane Watson and best friend Harry Osborn, the latter still bent on revenge for Spider-Man's involvement in his father Norman's death.

Harry, now head of Oscorp's research division, sponsors the research of brilliant nuclear scientist Otto Octavius. Octavius, who dreams of perfecting fusion power, wears a harness of powerful robotic arms with artificial intelligence for an experiment in sustained fusion. It quickly becomes unstable; Octavius' wife is killed, the neural inhibitor chip which prevents the arms from influencing his mind is destroyed, and the arms are fused to his spine. He is taken to a hospital, but the tentacles savagely kill the medical crew. The tentacles lead him to the resolution that he must complete his experiment. To finance his work, Octavius - now called Doctor Octopus or "Doc Ock" by the Daily Bugle - robs a bank.

Peter misses Mary Jane's debut play, and in retaliation she becomes engaged to J. Jonah Jameson's son, renowned astronaut John Jameson. Peter soon discovers that his powers prove unreliable due to his emotional breakdown, and decides to abandon his alter ego altogether and live normally as Peter Parker. He tries to reconcile with Mary Jane, to no avail.

A garbage man brings Spider-Man's discarded costume to J. Jonah Jameson, who takes credit for Spider-Man's disappearance. Meanwhile, Peter, out of guilt, tells his aunt May that it was his fault for his uncle Ben's death. May forgives Peter, but when his nine-year-old neighbor becomes aware of Spider-Man's disappearance and the rising crime rate in New York City a major concern, Peter decides to fight his personal evils and become Spider-Man once again, after much-needed advice from May that every person "needs a hero".

Ock, having restored his project, needs tritium for his reactor, and goes to Harry to get it. Harry agrees to give Octavius all the tritium he possesses in exchange for bringing Spider-Man to him, and tells him that Peter, who is supposedly good friends with Spider-Man, is the key to finding him; however, he tells Ock not to harm Peter. Ock finds Peter and tells him to find Spider-Man, and abducts Mary Jane in the process. Determined to bring her back, and realizing that his powers are restored, he dons his costume again after stealing it from the Bugle.

Spider-Man meets and battles Ock, where they fall onto a passing train. Ock increases the train's throttle to full, then disables the controls and jumps off. With great effort, Spider-Man manages to stop the train before it can plunge over the end of the track. The passengers express their gratitude, but suddenly Ock returns, knocks Spider-Man unconscious and delivers him to Harry.

After giving Ock the tritium, Harry prepares to kill Spider-Man, only to see Peter behind the mask. Peter convinces Harry to reveal Ock's whereabouts and makes his way to his waterfront laboratory. Although Spider-Man attempts to rescue Mary Jane discreetly, one of Ock's tentacles senses him and they fight once more. Spider-Man ultimately subdues Ock and reveals his identity to him, and convinces him to let go of one's own ambitions for the benefit of the greater good. Octavius finally relents and commands his tentacles to obey him; he decides to drown the fusion reactor into the Hudson River to prevent it from leveling the city, taking his own life in the process. Mary Jane finally learns of Spider-Man's true identity and true feelings, as well as why they can't be together. He returns Mary Jane to John and leaves.

Meanwhile, Harry, still traumatized by what he witnessed, is visited by the ghost of his father in a hanging mirror, pleading him to avenge his death. Refusing to hurt Peter, Harry shatters the mirror, revealing a secret room containing the Green Goblin's equipment.

Mary Jane, on her wedding day, changes her mind and arrives at Peter's apartment, admitting her true feelings for him. After a passionate kiss, they witness a police chase and Mary Jane encourages Peter to respond as Spider-Man.

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Title: Spider-Man 2 Review (Film/Movie); Written by GTS Baskoro; Rating: 5 dari 5

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