Spiderman (2002) is a classic superhero film that has captivated audiences for over two decades. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, an ordinary high school student who gains superhuman abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider. With his newfound powers, Peter transforms into Spider-Man and embarks on a journey to protect the innocent and fight against crime.

Movie Overview

Spider-Man (2002): A Nostalgic Masterpiece

Movie TitleSpider-Man
DirectorSam Raimi
ScreenplayDavid Koepp
Based onSpiderman by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Produced byLaura Ziskin and Ian Bryce
StarringTobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, and Rosemary Harris
CinematographyDon Burgess
Edited byBob Murawski and Arthur Coburn
Music byDanny Elfman
Production companiesColumbia Pictures, Marvel Enterprises, and Laura Ziskin Productions
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release datesApril 29, 2002 (Mann Village Theater) and May 3, 2002 (United States)
Running time121 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$139 million
Box office$825 million

Spiderman Cast

  • Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
  • Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/Green Goblin
  • Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
  • James Franco as Harry Osborn
  • Cliff Robertson as Ben Parker
  • Rosemary Harris as Aunt May Parker


Peter Parker is an introverted high school student who is bitten by a genetically enhanced spider, granting him superhuman abilities. He becomes Spider-Man and fights crime in New York City, but he soon faces off against his greatest nemesis, the Green Goblin.

Movie Review

Spider-Man (2002) is a groundbreaking superhero film that has stood the test of time. The film’s action sequences are thrilling and groundbreaking, the special effects are still impressive today, and Tobey Maguire is perfectly cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

What Critics Say

Spider-Man (2002) received critical acclaim upon its release. The film has a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 213 reviews. The consensus reads: “Spider-Man is a crowd-pleasing superhero film that perfectly blends action, humor, and heart.”

Why You Should Watch It

Spider-Man (2002) is a must-see for any fan of superhero movies. The film is full of iconic moments and characters that have become synonymous with the Spider-Man mythos.


Spider-Man (2002) is a classic superhero film that continues to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The film’s timeless story, memorable characters, and groundbreaking special effects make it a must-watch for any fan of the genre.

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