Scott Brown
January 16, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

SPIDER-MAN 2 Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock violently interrupts the Peter-MJ chemistry — nice! Afterward, there’s lotsa web swinging — boring! B — THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK So Vin Diesel gets $12.5 million for a ”Pitch Black” sequel… and Judi Dench dominates the trailer? No complaints here. C+

HELLBOY I nominate Ron Perlman’s prosthetic chin for a Trailer Oscar. Its bulky preposterousness promises good, stupid comics-based fun. B

SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW Sleek ’30s deco aeroplanes! Giant robots! Kinda makes you nostalgic for ”the future.” A

THE LADYKILLERS Drawls Tom Hanks’ genteel hood in this Dixie-set Coen Bros. caper: ”We must all have waffles, forthwith.” ‘Nuff said. B+

SON OF THE MASK The sequel no one’s been waiting for spotlights a dancing baby. That’s not just creepy, it’s last year’s creepy.

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