I Will never forget the day I first saw this movie as a 3 year old toddler watching on VHS tape to DVD and upgrading it to Blu-Ray. This film got me introduced to Spider-Man and introduced me to Superhero films, I was a humongous fan back in the early 2000's and I'm still am now but I recognized that this film is dated from the last decade and I noticed some of the mediocre CGI, and some wooden acting.
The Movie is also campy like in the original comic books but in this film and the other two the campiness is sometimes distracting for me along with the CGI and etc. I like Tobey Maguire as "Peter Parker" he had nerdy dorky socially awkward personality as he had in the comics down pack, but him as the web-swinging, Friendly Neighborhood, Red and Blue spandex wearing,big eyed Superhero Spider-Man is somewhat bland, don't get me the impression that he's bad as the role, he's good but not great or "Amazing" or "Spectacular." I thought Maguire should've add some swagger flavor and cockiness to him as the hero, like what Garfield did, but we will get to him later. Willem Dafoe as "Norman Osborn" and The Green Goblin is perfect and just so menacing and sinister, but at times when he talks to his split personality it's just silly and laughable.But Dafoe is great as the Goblin.
James Franco I thought did a good job as "Harry Osborn" with opposite Tobey Maguire. Kirsten Dunst on the other hand as "Mary Jane Watson" is just stiff as a stick and so generic, she reminded me a lot of "Vicki Vale" from Tim Burton's Batman, but she did a better job in my opinion. But I thought she was just useless and such a bimbo. Also J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson is awesome.
But anyway the score by Danny Elfman is memorable and breathtaking and fits the tone perfectly for this movie. Although the movie is not as great I remember it being but that doesn't stop me for being Nostalgic for it, it's not the best it's not the worst but it's still good, but we will get to the best next. Hey that Rhymes.