The very first Spider man film remains a classic. Its just so entertaining and memorable.
The origins of my superhero obsession. A lovely landmark of nerd culture!
Maguire as Spider-Man, good. Raimi as director a surprise & good choice. Really good film.
over 1 year
Swings endearingly from iconic moment to iconic moment.
almost 3 years
Tobey McGuire is MY Spiderman. Two thumbs up.
one of the only modern super hero movies to balance campy and quality well.
Justin L. Clemons
almost 6 years
Good origin story of the Spiderman. There are many interpretations.
almost 7 years
Tobey Maguire is a creepy, but very attractive weirdo as Spiderman.
Taylor Reginald Wright
A charming and energetic comic book movie packed with fun characters and special effects.
over 7 years
over 7 years
Solidified my position in the nerd community. A classic. Stands up as one of the best CBMs
Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film, the first in the Spider-Man film series based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was directed by Sam Raimi and written by David Koepp. It stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, a high-school student who turns to crimefighting after developing spiderlike powers, along with Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin, Kirsten Dunst as Peter's love interest, and James Franco as his best friend.
After being stuck in development hell for nearly 25 years, the film was licensed for a worldwide release by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 1999 after it acquired James Cameron's original scriptment. Directors Roland Emmerich, Tim Burton, Chris Columbus, and David Fincher were considered to direct the project before Raimi was hired as director in 2000. Koepp wrote the script, using Cameron's scriptment as a basis, and it was revised by Scott Rosenberg and Alvin Sargent during production.
Filming took place in California and New York City from...