SPIDER-MAN 2 (2004)

Come swing through the streets of Manhattan with us and Sam Adams (Slate) as we discuss Sam Raimi’s melancholic and reflective Spider-Man 2! We talk about the film’s major themes of grief and the burden of heroism, as well as Sam Raimi’s view of humanity as fundamentally decent. We consider the film in light of the tragedy of 9/11 and how it highlights the heroic in all of us. We also marvel at how a big budget superhero film manages to have a climactic finale that consists mostly of two guys reflecting on how they have to give up their dreams in the pursuit of a greater good. Look out for guest appearances by the guy from the Tenet trailer and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback!

Read Sam’s piece on Spider-Man 2!

I’m back! I’m back! My back. My back…

Peter Parker / Spider-Man


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