Spider-Man 2
2004
***½
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco, Rosemary Harris

This sequel continues to develop the characters we got to know in the original film and it shows what personal price Peter Parker must pay for being a superhero. Doc Ock is a fascinating, complex villain, and this time around the action scenes are exciting and believable. However, you can’t escape the occasional sense of déjà vu with the whole thing. Followed by Spider-Man 3.