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Welcome to Sequeltember: The Sequel. Another round of sequels to movies previously featured on Verbal Diorama, and the month starts with a sequel that surpassed its genre-defining original.
Spider-Man 2 is, 18 years after its release, still widely regarded as one of the best comic book movies ever made. It's not hard to see why. It has a relatable, human story at its heart, a villain with pathos, gives us the familiar cinematic beats we expect from superhero cinema, as well as accessibility to casual viewers.
A blend of truly remarkable practical and CG effects make Doc Ock a ground-breaking antagonist, brought to life by the one and only Alfred Molina. Sam Raimi's trilogy peaks here.
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