Saw Spider-Man 2 on Friday night. Very good. Better in many ways than the first one, and the first one was very good, too. Herewith some additional thoughts, but they might be spoilerish, so only read on if you’ve seen the movie (or are willing to risk it).
First of all, a minor nit: when Spidey is punching Doctor Octopus in the face, how is Doc Ock able to take that and keep fighting? Spider-Man has super strength (proportional strength of a spider and all that), whereas Octopus is merely a guy with an arm harness on. Yeah, those are some strong arms, but we’re talking about a guy who can stop a train with his strength and webbing alone. One solid head punch should be game over.
Seems to me Peter could have talked his way out of the whole Harry-Osborn-discovers-the-secret-identity thing: “I don’t know what happened! Last thing I remember, this car comes flying through the diner and I wake up here! What’s going on?” Ah, well. Leaves it open for another sequel.
Nice job of showing Peter Parker’s sucky civilian life. Just because you got super powers doesn’t mean everything’s coming up roses.