Columbia Pictures' “Spider-Man 2,” the next installment in the adventure series that began with the 2002 blockbuster “Spider-Man,” swings into the Smith Opera House on Sept. 2.
“Spider-Man 2” reunites the filmmakers and cast from the first film, including Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons with director Sam Raimi.
Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with “the gift and the curse,” desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unraveling. His life-long yearning for M.J. (Dunst) becomes even stronger as he fights the impulse to reveal his secret life and declare his love. His friendship with Harry Osborn (Franco) is complicated by the young Osborn's bitterness over his father's death and his growing vendetta against Spider-Man. Even Peter's beloved Aunt May (Harris), who has fallen on hard times after the death of Uncle Ben, begins to have doubts about her nephew.
Peter's life is about to become even more complicated as he encounters a formidable new foe – Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina). Peter must use all the powers at his disposal to try to stop this diabolical madman in his octagonal tracks.
The Smith screens “Spider-Man 2” at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 and 4, at 2 p.m. Sept. 5, and at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7. The film has a running time of two hours, seven minutes. It is rated PG-13 for stylized action violence. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. All seats on Thursday are $3 and all seats on Tuesday are $2. Call 781-5483 or toll-free 866-355-5483 for details or to order tickets.
The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street in Geneva. The Smith is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the City of Geneva, the Town of Geneva and by contributions from individual supporters.