Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina
Sam Raimi (Director), Alvin Sargent (Screenplay), Stan Lee (Story)
Released: Jun. 29th, 2004
Runtime: 2 hours, 7 minutes
Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood.
And while it may end on what some may see as one of this film's more mawkish moments, unlike with the first film this time the film and the character have earned it.
This film finds Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) dealing with everything in his life going wrong...he's lost his little part-time job, the girl he loves, MJ (Kirsten Dunst) is marrying someone else, he's flunking out of college, and he's moments from being thrown out of his dingy rented room because he's behind in his rent.