Went and saw Spiderman 2 last night (we’re catching up on all the movies we haven’t had time to see already that must be seen on the “big screen”).
I was quite impressed with the movie – exactly what I expected from another Spiderman episode. Some people might complain that it was too much like the first movie – but it really was just the next chapter in the story – so they kept the format the same.
What I was really impressed with though, was the sound – awesome sound in the movie … definitely a DVD you should buy and add to your test-out-your-new-subwoofer collection.
Tobey was his usual excellent self – and brought out the frailty of Spiderman and the power and responsibility of being a hero very well. The scene on the train was quite touching really.
Kirsten seemed to spend the whole movie looking really bad – like she’d spent the night crying. Her character always looked quite unhappy with her lot – almost petulant at times. That being said, she was still pretty good (and pretty !) at her role.
The highlight of the movie was the hilariously over-acted part of J. Jonah Jameson (editor of the newspaper) played by J.K. Simmons (who also plays the resident “shrink” in Law and Order: SVU).
All up, a very entertaining flick, with just the right mix of action, tension, humour, romance, science-fiction, and good old drama.
Naturally, the ending led us to the expectation for the continuing franchise with Spiderman 3 – which I read is due out in 2007.