When I was watching SPIDER-MAN, there's a certain feeling like watching Richard Donner's SUPERMAN. Seeing Spider-Man swinging around New York is like seeing Christopher Reeve flying for the first time. This is one of my favorite superhero movie. Maybe it's not as superior as the sequel, but SPIDER-MAN put a lot of foundations for the next generation of superhero movies. It offered a proper introduction of the hero...
This version embraces it's comic book origins and Sam Raimi's fast and frenetic camera work is perfect for the film as it deliver some inventive memorable moments perfect for the film. Tobey Maguire is also acceptable nerdy as Peter Parker. The film do have a problem with our hero getting unmasked a little too often while the bad guy is hidden under his mask so much it makes Willem Dafoe's appearance feel flat.
This film has...not aged well. It comes from a time when most superhero films were meant to be flashy, mindless entertainment, and overall quality was an afterthought at best. The narrative flow is quite choppy, the CGI is overused and looks badly dated, and the fight scenes are lackluster and basic. Plus, any genuine emotion it attempts is ruined by cheesy dialogue and/or awkward acting.
Very Fun!! But too many cliches in this movie which the others do not have, Also why did Willam want to look like a Goblin anyway. This is beside the point, very lols very camp not trying to make fun of superhero films either... i thought i hated superhero movies until i saw this one!
This was a decent representation of this beloved comic book character and as much as I hate Tobey Maguire, I don't hate him in this. I still say Sam Raimi did the best two Spider-Man films and I'm very curious to see where they take the character in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe.