Release Date: May 3, 2002
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe
Release Date: 121 min
Tagline: Does whatever a spider can.
Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is an average everyday science wiz, until he goes on a field trip and gets bitten by a spider that gives him superhuman abilities. After tragedy befalls his family, Peter must use his abilities to become New York’s masked saviour.
Along the way, he deals with a number of things: coping with his newfound abilities, fight for the love of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and fight the evil Green Goblin.
It’s quite the action film; and it is one of my favourite super-hero films. The storyline is well-structured, the characters are likeable, the acting is good, and the direction is great. I liked the villain in this one; but the action sequences aren’t very memorable.
The film also stars James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons.
It’s a good movie, and a great first film for a great movie trilogy.