This follow-up to Sam Raimi's 2002 film surpasses the original in almost every way. It also blows its own sequel out of the water by a mile. Spider-Man 2 was the highlight of Sam Raimi's franchise and perhaps the highlight of all of the Spider-Man films. Sure, Tom Holland's take on the character in the McU is fun, but it isn't nearly as emotionally impactful as this 2004 flick-- at least, not yet.
There are many reasons why this film is so strong. Firstly, the script is particularly heartfelt and multi-dimensional. It's also firmly grounded in its own reality,