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Spider-Man 2' follows on from the excellent 'Spider-Man', and is even more spectacular. This time Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina) replaces the Green Goblin as Spidey's foe. Molina proves to be an inspired choice as a "geek gone bad."

The beauty of the two 'Spider-Man' movies is the humanity. The special effects and music are great, but the chemistry and vulnerability of Tobey Maguire's Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane Watson is the most appealing aspect.

In 'Spider-Man 2' we see Peter Parker at a low ebb, frustrated that Mary Jane has found a new love, and that his own good deeds seem to be bringing him bad fortune rather than good.

- Paul Rance/

Spider-Man was created in 1962 by the legendary Stan Lee, and was a super hero who gained his powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider, when he was the studious Peter Parker.

Spider-Man can be considered alongside Batman and Superman as the most popular super hero of all.

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Spider-Man 2 Main Cast List
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
James Franco as Harry Osborn
Alfred Molina as Doc Ock/Dr. Otto Octavius
Rosemary Harris as May Parker
J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson
Donna Murphy as Rosalie Octavius
Daniel Gillies as John Jameson
Dylan Baker as Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn as Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Vanessa Ferlito as Louise
Aasif Mandvi as Mr. Aziz
Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn
Cliff Robertson as Ben Parker
Ted Raimi as Hoffman

Directed by Sam Raimi

Amazon 'Spider-Man' Books

Essential Spider-Man
Author: Stan Lee

Product image for ASIN: 0345470540 Spider-Man 2
Author: Peter David

Amazon 'Spider-Man 2' Computer Game & Software

Product image for ASIN: B0007VHHI0 Spider-Man 2
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