Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Tobey Maguire: Spider-Man, Peter Parker
Henry Jackson : Hi, Peter!
Peter Parker : Hey, Henry! You've grown tall.
May Parker : You'll never guess who he wants to be... Spider-Man!
Peter Parker : Why?
May Parker : He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.
[Spider-Man is unable to stop the reactor, so he turns to the only person who can help him... ]
Spider-Man : Doctor Octavius!
[Doc Ock frowns puzzledy, He recognizes that voice - and as if to confirm it, Spider-Man removes his mask and reveals his identity... ]
Peter Parker : We have to shut it down! Please tell me how!
Doc Ock : Peter Parker...?Brilliant but lazy."
[He chuckles at this statement made by his old friend, now seeing its irony]
Peter Parker : Look at what's happening! We have to stop it!
Doc Ock : I can't stop it... I WON'T!
[He clamps a tentacle on Peter's neck and glares at him]
Peter Parker : You once spoke to me about intelligence... you said it was a gift to be used for the greater good...
Doc Ock : A privilege...
Peter Parker : These things have turned you into something else... don't listen to THEM...
Doc Ock : It was my dream...
Peter Parker : Sometimes... to do what's right... we must be steady... and give up the things we desire the most... even our dreams.
Doc Ock : You're right.
[a piece of wreckage gets sucked into the machine. Outside several cars are pulled towards the vortex]
Doc Ock : [to his arms] He's right...
[the tentacles click and whirl, strongly disagreeing with him]
Dr. Otto Octavius : Listen... listen to me now! Listen to ME now!
[He finally acquires his sanity, and control over his tentacles. With a jerk, a tentacle lets go of Peter]
Peter Parker : Now... tell me how to stop it!
Dr. Otto Octavius : It can't be stopped. It's self-sustaining now.
Peter Parker : THINK!
Doc Ock : Unless... the river! Drown it!
[Peter turns to leave, but a tentacle grips him once again... ]
Dr. Otto Octavius : I'll do it.
[He heads towards his Frankenstein creation, pausing for a moment to look back at Peter. Peter meets his glance, and then sensing someone, looks behind him and sees Mary Jane... ]
[man steps into elevator. Spider-man is in the elevator]
Elevator Passenger : Cool Spidey outfit.
Spider-Man : Thanks.
Elevator Passenger : Where did you get it?
Spider-Man : I made it.
Elevator Passenger : Looks uncomfortable...
Spider-Man : Yeah, it's kind of itchy...
Spider-Man : ...and it rides up in the crotch a little bit, too.
Rosalie Octavius : Peter, tell us about yourself. Do you have a girlfriend?
Peter Parker : Uh, well... I don't really know.
Dr. Otto Octavius : Well, shouldn't you know? Who would know?
Rosalie Octavius : Leave him alone. Maybe it's a secret love.
Dr. Otto Octavius : Love should never be a secret. If you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside, it could make you sick.
Mary Jane Watson : [standing at Peter Parker's door] Had to do what I had to do.
Peter Parker : Mary Jane.
Mary Jane Watson : Peter. I can't survive without you.
Peter Parker : You shouldn't be here.
Mary Jane Watson : I know you think we can't be together, but can't you respect me enough to let me make my own decision? I know there'll be risks but I want to face them with you. It's wrong that we should be only half alive... half of ourselves. I love you. So here I am - standing in your doorway. I have always been standing in your doorway. Isn't it about time somebody saved your life?
Mary Jane Watson : Well, say something.
Peter Parker : Thank you, Mary Jane Watson.
Mary Jane Watson : [They kiss, which is interrupted by police sirens. Peter stands, conflicted on whether he should respond. Mary Jane, with an accepting smile, responds:] Go get 'em, tiger.
Harry Osborn : Now... lets see who's behind the mask
[pulls off the mask to reveal Peter]
Harry Osborn : [stumbles backwards] Peter? No... it can't be.
Peter Parker : [gets up] Harry, where is she? He's got MJ!
Harry Osborn : No... all he wanted was the tritium.
Peter Parker : Tritium? He's making the machine again. When he does, she'll die alone with half of New York, now where is he?
Harry Osborn : [pause] Peter... you killed my father.
Peter Parker : There are bigger things happening here than me and you.
Ben Parker : All the things that you've been thinking about, Peter... make me sad.
Peter Parker : Can't you understand? I'm in love with Mary Jane.
Ben Parker : You know I understand. But I thought you'd learned the meaning of responsibility.
Peter Parker : [sigh] You don't know how it feels.
Ben Parker : Peter, all the times we've talked of honesty, fairness, justice, out of those times I counted on you to have the courage to take those dreams out into the world.
Peter Parker : I can't live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.
Ben Parker : You've been given a gift, Peter. With great power, comes great responsibility.
[pauses and holds out hand]
Ben Parker : Take my hand, son.
Peter Parker : [pause] No, Uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker. I'm Spider-Man... no more. No more.
Peter Parker : No more.
Peter Parker : I'm responsible...
May Parker : For what?
Peter Parker : For what happened to Uncle Ben...
May Parker : But, you were at the library, you were doing your homework.
Peter Parker : He drove me to the library, but I never went in.
May Parker : What do you mean?
Peter Parker : [sobbing] I went someplace else, someplace where I thought I could win some money, to buy a car, because I wanted to impress Mary Jane. It happened so fast... I won the money, the guy wouldn't pay me, then he got robbed... the thief was running towards me... I could have stopped him, but I wanted to take revenge... I let him go, I let him get away. He wanted a car, he tried to take Uncle Ben's. Uncle Ben said no... and then he shot him. Uncle Ben was killed that night for being the only one who did the right thing. I held his hand when he died... I've tried to tell you so many times...
Dr. Davis : You say you can't sleep. Heart break? Bad Dreams?
Peter Parker : There is one dream where in my dream, I'm Spider-Man. But I'm losing my powers. I'm climbing a wall but I keep falling.
Dr. Davis : Oh. So you're Spider-Man...
Peter Parker : [interrupts Dr. Davis] In my dream... Actually, it's not even my dream, it's a friend of mine's dream.
Dr. Davis : Oh. Somebody else's dream. What about this friend? Why does he climb these walls? What does he think of himself?
Peter Parker : That's the problem, he doesn't know what to think.
Dr. Davis : Kind of makes you mad not to know who you are? Your soul disappears, nothing is bad as uncertainty. Listen, maybe you're not supposed to be Spider-Man climbing those walls? That's why you keep falling. You'll always have a choice Peter.
Peter Parker : [whispers] I have a choice.
Peter Parker : Dr. Connors. Sorry.
Dr. Curt Connors : Where were you headed, Parker?
Peter Parker : To your class.
Dr. Curt Connors : My class is over. See me standing here?
Peter Parker : I'm sorry. I'm trying. I wanna be here.
Dr. Curt Connors : Then be here. Look at you, Peter. Your grades have been steadily declining. You're late for class. You always appear exhausted. Your paper on fusion is still overdue.
Peter Parker : I know. I'm planning to write it on Dr. Otto Octavius.
Dr. Curt Connors : Planning is not a major at this university. Octavius is a friend of mine. Better do your research, Parker. Get it done, or I'm failing you.
J. Jonah Jameson : Come here. Parker, what do you know about high society?
Peter Parker : Oh... well, I...
J. Jonah Jameson : Don't answer that. My society photographer got hit in the head by a polo ball. You're all I got. Big party tonight for an American hero, my son the astronaut.
Peter Parker : [serious] Could you pay me in advance?
[Jameson laughs hysterically for a few seconds]
J. Jonah Jameson : You serious? What, pay you for just standing there? Tomorrow night, the planeterium, 8:00. There's the door.
Dr. Otto Octavius : Peter Parker! And the girlfriend!
Peter Parker : What do you want?
Dr. Otto Octavius : [grabs Peter with a tentacle] I want you to find your friend Spider-Man. Tell him to meet me at the Westside Tower at 3 o'clock.
Peter Parker : But I don't know where he is.
Dr. Otto Octavius : [takes his sunglasses off with a tentacle] Find him. Or I'll peel the flesh off her bones...
[Tentacle snaps at Peter]
Peter Parker : [angrily] If you lay... one finger on her...
Dr. Otto Octavius : You'll do what?
[tossing a bag of coins back at Doc Ock]
Spider-Man : Here's your change!
Rosalie Octavius : You need to sleep soundly tonight.
Dr. Otto Octavius : Did Edison sleep before he turned on the light bulb? Did Marconi sleep before he turned on the radio? Did Beethoven sleep before he wrote the fifth?
Peter Parker : Did Bernoulli sleep before he found the curves of quickest descent?
Dr. Otto Octavius : Ahhh, Rosie, I love this boy.
Peter Parker : These things have turned you into something you're not.
Peter Parker : Don't listen to them!
Dr. Otto Octavius : It was my dream.
Peter Parker : Sometimes, to do what's right, we have to be steady and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.
Dr. Otto Octavius : You're right.
[the tentacles hiss and snap]
Dr. Otto Octavius : He's right.
Peter Parker : [Staring out of his apartment window] Am I not supposed to have what I want? What I need? What am I supposed to do?
Peter Parker : Can I get you a drink.
Mary Jane Watson : I'm with John, he'll get me my drink.
Peter Parker : John...
Mary Jane Watson : By the way, John has seen my show 5 times. Harry has seen it twice. Aunt May has seen it. My sick mother got out of bed to see it. Even my father, he came backstage to borrow cash. But my best friend who cares so much about me, can't make 8 o'clock curtain. After all these years, he's nothing to me but an empty seat.
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.
[Trying to motivate himself]
Peter Parker : Strong focus on what I want.
Elevator Passenger : I'm with Weisenhower, Anderson, Nichols & Knudsen PR firm in the building and I just wanna say I think the image you have is fantastic. It's really put together. The costume. The... this thing. I mean, it's really put together. It's great. I think you can do more than print though. I think you might wanna try some TV, you know? Can I riff for you? Can I come up with a couple ideas for you? Just what my company would do. Let's see what I got. How 'bout, um, uh, a children's book? You could, uh, have like Charlotte's Web but without the pig. You know, that kind of thing. How 'bout, um, uh, a line of hammocks? 'Cause it's kind of a web thing. Um, you could do, um, a men's cologne called "Thwip." Let me give you a card.
Spider-Man : I don't have any pockets.
Ben Parker : Of all the times we talked of honesty, fairness, justice. A lot of those times I counted on you to have the courage, to take those dreams out into the world.
Spider-Man : I can't live your dreams anymore. I want a life of my own.
Ben Parker : You've been given a gift Peter, with great power, comes great responsibility.
[gives his hand to Peter]
Ben Parker : Take my hand son.
Spider-Man : [backs away] No Uncle Ben. I'm just Peter Parker. I'm Spider-Man no more. No more...
Spider-Man : [in argument with Mary Jane] You don't understand! I'm not an empty seat anymore. I'm different! Punch me I bleed.
Peter Parker : [sees Harry drinking] Hey, you might wanna take it easy there, buddy.
Harry Osborn : What, it's a party... wouldn't you be drinking if you lost a bundle on some crackpot who you thought was gonna take him with you to fame and fortune? Not to mention your friend the bug.
Peter Parker : Not tonight Harry.
Harry Osborn : Every night! Until I find him it's 24/7.
Mary Jane Watson : [sees Peter Parker approach her] Oh... you.
Peter Parker : Listen, I'm sorry, but there was a disturbance.
Mary Jane Watson : I don't know you and I can't keep thinking about you. It's too painful.
Peter Parker : I've been reading poetry lately.
Mary Jane Watson : Whatever that means.
Peter Parker : Day by day he gazed upon her, Day by day he sighed with passion, Day by day...
Mary Jane Watson : [Interrupts Parker] Don't start.
Spider-Man : [Thinks to himself] Am I not supposed to have what I want? What I need? What am I supposed to do.
Mary Jane Watson : [in Aunt May's backyard] I liked seeing you tonight, Peter.
Peter Parker : Oh boy, yeah...
Mary Jane Watson : Oh boy, yeah, what?
Peter Parker : Nothing.
Mary Jane Watson : You want to say something?
Peter Parker : I... was... wondering if you're still in the village...
Mary Jane Watson : You're such a mystery. Peter...
Peter Parker : What?
Mary Jane Watson : Happy Birthday!
Man Outside Peter's apartment : [Peter is screwing his wheel onto his bicycle, the wheel flies outside and hits someone] Hey! You punk!
Peter Parker : Sorry!
Peter Parker : [speaks to MJ through a dead phone line] I wanna tell you the truth... here it is: I'm Spider-Man. Weird, huh? Now you know why I can't be with you. If my enemies found out about you... if you got hurt, I could never forgive myself. I wish I could tell you how I feel about you...
Peter Parker : [consoling his Aunt who blamed herself for Uncle Ben's death] Aunt May, you don't have to punish yourself...
May Parker : Oh, I know I shouldn't. It's just that you wanted to take the subway, and he wanted to drive you. If only I had stopped him, we'd all three of us be having tea together.
Spider-Man : [to Aunt May, who's hanging several hundred feet up the side of a building] Hang on!