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Full-Length Spider-Man 2 Trailer Arrives

Oh my, my, my. If you were even a casual fan of the first "Spider-Man" it is imperative that you check out the new full-length trailer for "Spider-Man 2" (QuickTime required). I know this is just a trailer -- and trailers are usually misleading -- but it appears that Sam Raimi is once again tapping into both the action and the pathos of this character.

Warning: "Spider-Man" gushing to come ...

Part of what made the first "Spider-Man" so enjoyable was that it went way beyond a mere superhero movie. There were actual people under all those funny costumes, and it was those people that made "Spider-Man" both a critical and a box office hit. Granted, the action and computer wizardry didn't hurt, but Raimi clearly understood that to make a film that would stand the test of time he needed more than a cool costume and an ear-shattering soundtrack (Bryan Singer reached the same conclusion with his "X-Men" movies). Based on the "Spider-Man 2" trailer, Raimi is using the same action-character combo with the sequel, and that means "Spider-Man 2" could be a very good time.

And just to make it clear, I do not work for Sony, Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Stan Lee, Marvel Comics or any other entity associated with, or having a stake in, the "Spider-Man" franchise. Nor do I own, or wear, Spider-Man Underoos. Thank you.

For more "Spider-Man" news, visit our spotlight page. -- Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on April 9, 2004 10:43 AM
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