After the huge success that was Spiderman, there is really no way to effectively describe Spiderman 2, other than saying that it was a bit of a letdown.
Original cast members Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco returned as viewers flocked to the theaters to witness the next chapter in the life of Peter Parker and Co. But with an inner-struggle on being the city's hero and an extra dose of romance, Spiderman 2 was unable to deliver on audience expectations (albeit they were ghastly high).
That isn't to say that the film wasn't enjoyable. It was...to an extent. Alfred Molina did a brilliant job as Dr. Otto Octavius, but his ultimate demise was a bit quick and underdeveloped for my liking. Sure the set pieces were well planned, and the final sequences were appeasing to the eyes, but everything happened so quickly and without extreme conflict. I longed for a big battle sequence—something I was denied repeatedly throughout the film.
While the film does feature a decent central story, it hinged too much on emotion for the true comic book fan. Emotion is a large element, showing how important the female audience was to the film's overall success. Luckily it didn't ruin the film, allowing it to stay entertaining, though a steep step down from the original.
This newly released Blu-Ray disc includes a never-before-released ultraviolet copy of the film, a great value if you don't already own the film and will use the portable viewing tool. If not, then there is really nothing new available via this freshly minted Blu-Ray box art.