On The Subject: Of Raimi Spider Man Trilogy

Peter Parker a nerd and outsider kid, fascinated with science gets bitten by a radioactive spider and receives superhuman abilities, he then loses his uncle, aka his father figure and now tries to live based on his immortal words, With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.

In the Early 2000s the big screen was graced with its true Superhero depiction in Sam Raimi's Spider Man.


When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Stan Lee (Marvel comic book), Steve Ditko (Marvel comic book) | 1 more credit »

Stars: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstWillem Dafoe | See full cast & crew »

BOX OFFICE  Released May 3rd 2002

Budget: $139 million

Cumulative: $822 million

Opening Weekend: $114 million

Opened #1 run 15.5 weeks

  • The Scorpion King #2

  • Changing Lanes #3

  • Murdered by Numbers #4


Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Stan Lee (comic book), Steve Ditko (comic book) | 4 more credits »

Stars: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstAlfred Molina | See full cast & crew »

BOX OFFICE  Released June 30th, 2004

Budget: $200 million

Cumulative: $784 million

Opening Weekend: $88 million

Opened #1 runs 3 weeks

  • Fahrenheit 9/11 #2

  • White Chicks #3

  • Dodge ball #4


A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Director: Sam Raimi

Writers: Sam Raimi (screenplay), Ivan Raimi (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Stars: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstTopher Grace | See full cast & crew »

BOX OFFICE  Released May 4th, 2007

Budget: $258 million

Cumulative: $891 million

Opening Weekend: $151 million

Opened #1 run 16 weeks

  • Disturbia #2

  • Fracture #3

  • The Invisible #4

SPIDER MAN 4 (Cancelled)

Cutshort Video Essay


Spiderman 1

  • With great power comes great responsibility.

  • An Ordinary Man. An Extraordinary Power.

  • Get Ready For The Ultimate Spin!

  • Do you want to know who I am? I'm Spider-Man

  • Next Summer, One Hero will take you for the Ultimate Spin

  • On May Third, the Entire World Will Connect to the Web.

  • A Gift. A Curse. A Destiny.

  • If somebody told you I was just your average guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.

  • This is my gift. It is my curse.

  • Go for the ultimate spin

  • Turn your world upside down

Spiderman 2

  • This summer a man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed

  • Destiny

  • Sacrifice

Spiderman 3

  • One man will fight to find the hero within

  • The greatest battle lies within. (popular)


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