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Review:
Spider-Man DVD
"Spider-Man" Two-Disc DVD Set
Reviewed by Ivana Redwine

 

Guide Rating -  


Tagline: "With great power comes great responsibility."


Length: 121 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence and action

This movie gives a big-screen version of the comic-book hero Spider-Man's origin. I liked the part of the film that traces how a nerdy high school senior Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is transformed into the heroic crime-fighter. I also enjoyed the romantic subplot involving Peter's infatuation with pretty next-door neighbor Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). The Green Goblin, well-played by Willem Dafoe, provides an appropriate villain for Spider-Man to overcome. "Spider-Man" is a fun popcorn movie. I liked the first hour and the ending, although I was sometimes bored in between. "Spider-Man" is entertaining, and while I think it has minor flaws, I found it well worth watching.

 

Selected Special Features on the DVDs:

• Two-Disc Set
• Full-Screen or Widescreen Anamorphic (2.35:1)
• English-Language Soundtrack
• French-Language Soundtrack
• English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
• French Subtitles
• Spanish Subtitles
• Commentary by Filmmakers and Cast
• Commentary by Visual Effects Designer and Crew
• Spider-Sense (Branching Web-I-Sodes)
• "Weaving the Web" Pop-Up Factoids
• Filmographies and Character Files
• Trailers (6)
• Music Video: "Hero" by Chad Kroeger and Featuring Josey Scott
• Music Video: "What We're All About" by Sum 41
• TV Spots (11)
• HBO Making-Of Spider-Man
• Spider-Mania: An E! Entertainment Special
• Director Profile: Sam Raimi
• Composer Profile: Danny Elfman
• Screen Tests (3)

• Costume and Makeup Tests
• Gag/Outtake Reel
• Documentary: "Spider-Man: The Mythology of the 21st Century"
• Spider-Man Comic Archives
• Rogue's Gallery
• Comic Book Artists Gallery
• The Loves of Peter Parker
• Activision Game: Hints and Tips
• DVD-ROM Features

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