|Directed by:||Sam Raimi|
|Written by:||Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp|
|Cast:||Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson|
|Genre:||Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi|
With a premise this ridiculous, even for a superhero movie, Spider-Man could've easily been the bomb of the century. Instead, iit managed to churn out a damn fun film with some great drama to back it up.
Parker's discovery of his powers are really funny and realistic. I love how they really exploited the main difference between Spider-Man and all the other superheroes- his age. He makes mistakes and at first isn't interested in saving the day. But of course, one tragic event changes all that.
Where the film's greatest strength lies is in its' more powerful character scenes, most notably between Peter and his uncle. Cliff Robertson(RIP) brings his full game to the table and it truly pays off. The dilemmas that the film brings up ring true to life and apply to everyone.
Spider-Man is a great start to a franchise and stil resonates after all these years.