The action is a visual opera: Spider-Man 2’s opulence is apparent, from the pendulum poetry of Spider-Man swinging through the city to the breathtaking fights with Doc Ock. Such scenes blow away those from the first flick – or any other recent comic book
The film is larger in every way than its already sizeable predecessor, yet succeeds at being widely more intimate. Finely scripted and superbly performed, the film never fails to include true moments of character between its lavishly filmed action sequen
Honor, duty and service to others are concepts that never get addressed at the movies, much less anywhere else. And so it is surprising to see a tug of war about these ideals contested on 4,000 screens.