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Spider-Man

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Spider-Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
05/03/02
performer:
Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, Tobey Maguire, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, Cliff Robertson, J.K. Simmons
director:
Sam Raimi
Producer:
Avi Arad
distributor:
Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
3804
genre:
ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C+

It’s kind of cool that they included the original theme from Spidey’s ’60s cartoon series here; too bad they also stuck on Aerosmith’s unbelievably turgid update of same. As with most soundtracks for event movies, Spider-Man (Sony Soundtrax) is a crazy quilt of new stuff (by Sum 41, Alien Ant Farm, Jerry Cantrell, and others) recorded expressly for the flick, and previously released tracks (by hipsters like the Strokes and the Hives) with no logical connection to the proceedings whatsoever. Sort of makes you wonder who assembled it — the Green Goblin, maybe?

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