I finally finally watched this brilliant follow-up to Spider-Man last night! Now, I just feel like kicking myself for having missed out watching Spider-Man 2 on the big screen.
Superheroes are best seen on the big screen, after all.
It’s late for a review but what really hit me about the movie was that it didn’t make treat Spiderman as a superhero. It just treated Spiderman like Peter Parker, with all the problems any kid of his age would have. This thesis, his classes that require attention, a girl he likes, a pizza delivery job he’s finding tough to keep, a part-time assignment of taking pictures of Spiderman for the Daily Bugle, paying his rent, being there for his Aunt… all in addition to the responsibility of saving the world, while his Spiderpower and glue seems to be running out.
If Spiderman really existed, I’m pretty sure this is how his life would have been.
Ah, I think I said I’m not reviewing it… But I want to run you through some of the lines in the movie… Awesome!
I loved the gyaan in the lines:
Dr. Octavious gyaan on love (to Peter):
Peter, love should never be a secret.
If you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside, it’d make you sick.
Uncle Ben’s ghost’s gyaan on the need for balls (to Peter):
All the things we talked of honesty, fairness, justice…
all those times I counted on you to have the courage to take those dreams ahead…
Aunt May’s gyaan on why heroes are important (to Peter):
Kids like Henry need a hero…
courageous, self-sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us.
Everybody loves a hero…
People line up for em, cheer them, scream their names and
years later they’ll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one…
I believe there is a hero in all of us
that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble …
who finally allows us to die with pride…
Even though sometimes
we have to be steady and give up the things we want the most…
even our dreams..
Spiderman did that for Henry
And he wonders where he’s gone. He needs him.
MJ’s gyaan on the responsibilities of love to Spidey:
I know you think we can’t be together.
But can’t you respect my decision?
I know there will be risks, but I want to face them with you.
It’s wrong that we should be half alive, half of our selves…
I love you… So here I am standing in the doorway…
and I’ll always be standing in your doorway.
It’s about time somebody saved your life.
Now think. Is this what you would call comic book stuff?
Which is why I think Spider-Man 2 rocks as a movie, it goes beyond the comic book juvenilia, it uses a language which is so real, situations which a superhero of that age would have faced if he really existed in the 21st century.
Great stuff. I’m just hoping for a re-release!
I finally created links to other bloggers sites ALL BY MYSELF!! I’m so excited about it, cuz I don’t quite understand HTML code and stuff, I just cut and pasted bits and pieces and put them together. And I’m super happy! It took me an hour though! Now Karthik
are just gonna copy it from me! Hmph! He he!
And I also brought AdSense
in though I doubt if
a. I’m gonna drive that kinda traffic at all?
b. Even if I do, are they really gonna pay?
But hey, I got nothing to lose!