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With the new spider-verse movie doing so well critically and financially, I thought of rewatching all the spiderman movies. I came to a conclusion that spiderman 2 was the finest one, and here’s why.
We’ve all seen atleast a few superhero movies, and I, being a comic book nerd, seemed to note that all of these movies showed the glorious and honest lives of a superhero, but never the struggles of leading a double life. Spiderman 2 changed that.
Peter had dented his friendship with Harry because he had to keep his identity a secret, and a promise that he made to Norman Osborn. He loved Mary Jane, but couldn’t do anything about it, because he was scared about the consequences of her knowing his secret. He failed classes, lost jobs, failed to pay rent and failed to maintain relationships because, you guessed it. The entire movie shows us the sacrifices made by Peter. Halfway through the movie, Peter decides to lose the mantle of spiderman.
This change in his life is not shown for 2 or 3 minutes, with Peter bouncing back as spiderman the minute he saw crime. This change lasted for almost 30 minutes! This was about a quarter of the movie! He wanted to live a normal life, he wanted to love someone with no compromise whatsoever, he just wanted to feel like a regular American person again.
His return to being a hero also has been justified in the best way possible- a burning building. If you’ve seen the first movie in this trilogy, you may realise that no matter what, Peter can’t stop from running into burning buildings.
Anyway, Peter seems to struggle with the choice of living the life he wants, or the life thrust upon him by fate. He finally realises that the lives of the thousands of people who depend on spiderman are much more important than Peter himself. This shows that he’s grown to become a mature person, with living life the way a superhero does.
This is why I think that spiderman 2 is the greatest live action spiderman movie to ever hit the screen.
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