Released in 2002, "Spider-Man" is an epic superhero movie directed by Sam Raimi and written by David Koepp. The very first installation in the Spider-Man trilogy, the movie stars Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker, a high school trainee who transforms into Spider-Man after being bitten by a genetically modified spider. The cast also includes Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson, his love interest, and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn, Peter's mentor who becomes the villainous Green Goblin.Main Plot
Set in New York City, the story follows Peter Parker, a common high school trainee who deals with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, both of whom are like moms and dads to Peter after his own moms and dads pass away. Peter's life takes a significant turn when he's bitten by a genetically modified spider while on a school field trip. He soon finds that he has developed unusual powers consisting of incredibly strength, the ability to comply with walls, and a supernatural sense of threat (spider-sense).Transformation into Spider-Man
With fantastic power comes great responsibility - Peter initially utilizes his brand-new powers for individual gain, winning a fumbling match to get money. His passiveness towards stopping a robbery indirectly results in the death of his Uncle Ben. Stricken with regret, Peter chooses to utilize his powers for the greater excellent and transforms into a crime-fighting superhero called Spider-Man.Conflict and Resolution
Parallel to Peter's change, Norman Osborn, Peter's mentor and the father of his best friend, Harry, has his own change following an experiment failed that leads him to end up being the psychopathic and devastating Green Goblin. The Green Goblin begins a spree of horror in New York, with Spider-Man as his biggest adversary.
Their conflict reaches a climax when the Goblin discovers Spider-Man's real identity and threatens the lives of Mary Jane and others near Peter. After an intense battle, Spider-Man defeats the Green Goblin however not before the villain, in his passing away breath, reveals Spider-Man's identity to his kid Harry.Ending
In the consequences, Harry swears vengeance on Spider-Man, holding him accountable for his dad's death. On the other hand, Peter makes the difficult choice to distance himself from Mary Jane to keep her safe from his dangerous life. The film ends with Spider-Man swinging through the skyscrapers of New York, accepting his new obligation as a superhero.Final Thoughts
The 2002 "Spider-Man" film presents a fascinating origin story, checking out the improvement of a regular trainee to a superhero entrusted with the duty of safeguarding New York City. With its compelling story, high-level performances, exhilarating action series, and thoughtful character development, the movie set a high requirement for future superhero films. "Spider-Man" not only brought the precious comics character to life however likewise laid the structure for the following movies in the Spider-Man franchise.