Spider-Man (2002)

Macguire, Toby

SKU: 043396399921

UPC 043396399921
Release Date 2012-06-12
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 121
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Based on the classic Marvel Comics series, Sam Raimi's SPIDER-MAN deftly details the origin of the web-slinging superhero. When awkward New York City teenager Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) attends a class field trip to a laboratory, he gets bitten by a genetically altered spider while taking photos of his longtime crush, the lovely Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). Soon he discovers this bite has given him remarkable powers--heightened strength, dexterity, and awareness, along with the ability to cling to walls and shoot webs from his wrists. Hoping to win Mary Jane's heart using his new talents, Peter becomes distracted from home life with his doting Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) and Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson), ultimately leading to tragedy--and his new role as the crime-fighting Spider-Man. Meanwhile Harry Osborn (Willem Dafoe), the industrialist father of Peter's friend Norman (James Franco), undergoes a transformation of his own, bringing about the creation of Spider-Man's arch-nemesis: The Green Goblin. In order to save his loved ones--and all of New York City--from the devastating force of the deluded Goblin, Spider-Man must take on the villain in a series of stunning battles. By staying true to the essence of the comic book, Raimi accomplishes the rare feat of crafting a superhero movie with a real heart. Rather than focusing solely on action and explosions, SPIDER-MAN wisely shines the spotlight on the character of Peter Parker, played with perfect bewilderment by Maguire. The special effects, of course, are dazzling, but they are topped by an excellent cast that also includes the radiant Dunst, the menacing Dafoe, the brooding Franco, and the scene-stealing J.K. Simmons as Peter's tough-talking boss. (Raimi fans will notice cameos by the director's brother, Ted Raimi, and EVIL DEAD series star Bruce Campbell.) The result is a charming and amazingly entertaining film unafraid to combine CGI animation with sincere human emotion....The filmmakers have succeeded in rejuvenating the character while staying faithful to his roots....Mr. Maguire seems at once knowing and vulnerable......SPIDER-MAN, an adventure in vicarious acrobatic daredevilry, has been excitingly staged by director Sam Raimi......The actors seem to be having as good a time as we are....Maguire and Dunst keep SPIDER-MAN on a high with their sweet-sexy yearning, spinning a web of dazzle and delicacy......Chemistry between Maguire and the winning Dunst is excellent....[A] standout supporting turn is served up by J.K. Simmons, who brilliantly catches his pieces' comic book origins......Raimi does know his genre and has a lot of fun with the always gratifying makeover element....[Maguire] seems the only choice to play Peter, imbuing the character with intelligence, sensitivity, affability, strength, humor and edginess......SPIDER-MAN is full of deftly handled small moments and characters...Theatrical Release Date: May 3, 2002 (Wide)...Kirsten Dunst is effective as the conflicted Mary Jane....Willem Dafoe has fun with a Jekyll-and-Hyde character...
Cast Laura Ziskin (Producer)
Ian Bryce (Producer)
Lucy Lawless (Cameo)
Grant Curtis (Producer)
Rosemary Harris (Star)
Cliff Robertson (Star)
Ted Raimi (Star)
Tobey Maguire (Star)
Michael Papajohn (Star)
J.K. Simmons (Star)
Deborah Wakeham (Star)
Bruce Campbell (Star)
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Willem Dafoe (Star)
Randy Savage (Star)
James Franco (Star)
Alvin Sargent (Screenwriter)
Stan Lee (Executive Producer)
Ari Avad (Executive Producer)
Don Burgess (Director of Photography)
Steve Arnold (Art Director)
James Acheson (Costume Designer)
Stan Lee (Cameo)
Sam Raimi (Director)
Kirsten Dunst (Star)
Scott Schwartz (Star)
Bill Nunn (Star)
David Koepp (Screenwriter)
Tony Fanning (Art Director)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Multi-angle webisodes Behind the scenes of Spider-man Screen tests: Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons & CGI Spider-man Historical documentary - Spider-man: the mythology of the 21st century Costume and makeup test Gag/outtake reel Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish Subtitles - French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Superheroes/Comic Heroes
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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