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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
... Mary Jane Watson
... Harry Osborn
... Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavius
... May Parker
... J. Jonah Jameson
... Rosalie Octavius
... John Jameson
... Dr. Curt Connors
... Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
... Louise
... Mr. Aziz
... Green Goblin / Norman Osborn
... Ben Parker
... Hoffman
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Storyline

Peter Parker is an unhappy man: after two years of fighting crime as Spider-Man, his life has begun to fall apart. The girl he loves is engaged to someone else, his grades are slipping, he cannot keep any of his jobs, and on top of it, the newspaper Daily Bugle is attacking him viciously, claiming that Spider-Man is a criminal. He reaches the breaking point and gives up the crime fighter's life, once and for all. But after a failed fusion experiment, eccentric and obsessive scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is transformed into super villain Doctor Octopus, Doc Ock for short, having four long tentacles as extra hands. Peter guesses it might just be time for Spider-Man to return, but would he act upon it? Written by Soumitra

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Rated PG-13 for stylized action violence | See all certifications »

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30 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spider-Man 2 Lives  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,817,364, 4 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$373,585,825, 19 December 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$783,766,341
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Trivia

In the narrative behind why Peter loses his powers: Peter lose his powers due to stress and anxiety and that the genetic engineering in his blood is breaking down and Peter was starting to not believe in himself as a superhero and it caused him to lose motivation at handling his abilities. See more »

Goofs

In the scene right after Peter and MJ swing off and they are on the web, Peter is crawling toward MJ. You can see on his right thigh that where there is a tear mark that his skin isn't showing through, but instead there is a piece of flesh toned material. (It bends unlike the skin on the thigh would)This was probably done so the Spidey suit would still remain tight to Peter's body. See more »

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Peter Parker: [narrating] She looks at me everyday. Mary Jane Watson. Oh boy! If she only knew how I felt about her. But she can never know. I made a choice once to live a life of responsibility. A life she can never be a part of. Who am I? I'm Spider-Man, given a job to do. And I'm Peter Parker, and I too have a job.
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Crazy Credits

Alfred Molina is credited as Doc Ock and Dr. Otto Octavius, but not "Dr. Octopus", the character's official comic book name. See more »

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Featured in Fan-Made Music Videos: Gifts & Curses (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Spider Man
Written by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Elyse Dinh
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6 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Normally sequels are hugely disappointing in comparison to the original film. So it's hard to believe that they could even come close to topping this movies original, alas they do!

Picking up where the first movie starts off and introducing several new comic book regulars, we bypass the history establishing story of the original and head straight into what life is like for Peter Parker being a college student, Spiderman, and trying to hold down a job.

This time Spidey must face the likes of Doc Ock, portrayed by Alfred Molina (he's come a long way since Indiana Jones cameos) excellently. Once again they couldn't have picked a better actor to portray the villain Spiderman has to face.

Spiderman must take out Doc, save the city, save the girl, and still get good grades.

The action sequences once again are entrancing and the story is well written. Kudos once again to the actors involved and Sam Raimi on creating another hit. Looking very much forward to Spiderman 3. Another hit I'm sure if 1 & 2 are any indications.


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