Spider Man Two

This movie is getting quite good reviews, many concluding that the sequel is better than the original; I mostly agree.

spoilers continue. I think I’m going to have to come up with some javascript code that rot13s spoilers for those who want it :)

I’m more than a little disappointed with the origin and destruction of Doc Oc.

His metamorphosis from humanitarian to mad scientist is much too contrived and short, he goes in one scene from being a shining light of the film’s mantra `with great power comes great responsibility’ to being an ends justified madman. There should be a great psychological struggle at the outset, but there isn’t.

Although the self preservation splatter-fest scene in the operating theatre makes complete sense, I see no reason for the AI of the appendages (how are they powered again?) to be evil even when not under control, in fact, given their creator, just the opposite.

I was a touch disappointed with the Matrix like treatment that the appendages got, although they were genuinely scary it was done very well.

I’m rather disappointed that Doc Oc appears to have been killed off, and the Green Goblin is set to make a reappearance.

Onto the hero. Spiderman’s loss and rediscovery of his powers is delightful. Gratuitous public unmasking scenes didn’t really do it for me.


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