Secret Identity. It's no big secret that I am really into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s a genius way of making superhero films. Before the MCU, there were a couple of superhero films that stood out from the crowd. One of these was the first Spider-Man, way back in 2002.
My One Big Highlight
Opening credit sequences seem to be becoming less and less of the norm these days, that's why it’s my big highlight. Spider-Man 2 has on-screen credits, with a great web effect and features paintings of various scenes from the first film. It brings you up to date quickly and also has something that even Marvel Studios don’t really have – a real strong theme for the character.
Elephant In the Room
The extended edition of Spider-Man 2 is excellent but I do think that the two new scenes hinder and doesn’t help the film. The guy in the elevator scene now goes on for a lot longer, which worked better in the snappier format. The other scene with MJ talking to her friend about getting married. Was that scene really necessary? We already worked that as an audience that she was having doubts.