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The eagerly anticipated Marvel Comic book superhero, your friendly neighborhood Spider-man is finally here. While on a school field trip to Columbia University, slightly nerdish Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is busily taking pictures of his cute childhood friend Mary Jane Watson (Kersten Dunst). Unexpectedly, a genetically mutated radioactive spider that had escaped from its cage bites Peter on the hand. The next day when Peter wakes up, he notices his muscles are bigger, his reflexes are faster, he can shoot webs out of his wrists and his eyesight is suddenly perfect. As for my super powers, I don’t need web-shooting wrists, but any improvement on the eyesight would help. Peter wants to use his new found power to earn a little extra money so he takes a one time shot at wrestling as the amazing Spider-man. (Yes, there is even something for you wrestling fans.) The match is followed by a family tragedy and Spider-man swings into action for the first time. While Spidey is saving new Yorkers from thugs and burglars a powerful villain, the Green Goblin (Willem Defoe) comes to life and begins to terrorize the city. The web-slinger is powerful, but so is the Green Goblin and a fight to the death ensues. This film has just the right balance of action, drama and even a few laughs. It’s full of energy, with excellent character development, fine acting and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Fortunately, like Spider-man I hung on and didn’t fall off. This may be the best super hero movie of all time and I give it my highest B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.