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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/SpiderMan. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.

Also stars KirstenDunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, JKSimmons as J. Jonah Jameson, and BruceCampbell in various cameos.
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[[AC:Spider-Man]]

The first movie is an origin story, telling the tale of Peter Parker, a nerd who is bitten by a genetically-engineered spider and gets the powers of the arachnid - web shooting, high jumping, wall-adherability, enhanced strength/endurance and [[SpiderSense sensing vibrations in the air]]. At first he attempts to [[PersonalGainHurts use these powers for profit,]] but when his actions accidentally lead to the [[DeathByOriginStory death of his Uncle Ben,]] Peter decides to [[ComesGreatResponsibility use his abilities to fight injustice,]] under the name Spider-Man. This comes in handy when the father of his best friend, Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), becomes the villainous Green Goblin after using a performance-enhancing chemical vapor that grants him super strength, but also makes him mentally unstable and dangerously psychotic.

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[[AC:Spider-Man 2]]

In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale--ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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[[AC:Spider-Man 3]]

In the second sequel, Peter is finally living the life he wants. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his overconfidence leads to tension with MJ when he begins flirting with Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard); and Harry Osborn, having discovered that his best friend is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and seek vengeance. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who becomes the maniac Venom.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme plays in the credits.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. All of the villains in ''Spider-Man 3'' are all in their right minds, though Venom comes the closest to this trope.
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* ActorAllusion: The novelization features a part with Mary Jane and Harry discussing the book ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'', where MJ remarks that she "[s]aw [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire the movie]]. The little kid in it creeped me out." KirstenDunst, of course, was that little kid.
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] ''"Peter... don't tell Harry."''
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape: Spidey saves Mary Jane from an attempted gang rape.
* AwesomeButImpractical: General Slocum clearly would prefer Quest Aerospace's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers, aero flightsuits, and gliders. The Goblin destroys his rival's suit by blowing up the bunker before it can be put to market.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies, [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene. They repeat it
* BillBillJunkBill: Jameson's opinion of Peter's photos: "Crap... Crap... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!" and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* CigarChomper: J. Jonah Jameson is never seen without a cigar.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted at the Thanksgiving scene, Norman wears red and blue (Spider-Man's colors) and Peter is wearing green (Green Goblin's colors).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the ''Daily Bugle'''s portrayal of Spider-Man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Dr. Stromm immediately begins administering CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to restart Norman's heart again.
** Uh, that's not what started his ticker back up. It's heavily implied that his cardiac arrest was part of the serum's process.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man in a subway station playing the old TV series theme song on his guitar]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
** Funnier if it was a ShoutOut- there was actually a group of bike messengers in NYC known as...X-Men. [[http://gearjunkie.com/1990s-New-York-City-Bike-Messengers Read here.]]
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler:immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense: Curt Connors is name-dropped as one of Peter's professors who fired him. The second film, of course, builds on this.
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* FlatWhat: By Norman Osborn, upon being told by the board that Oscorp is going to be sold.
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spider-Man and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve afterwards.
** The formula that gives Norman his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spider-Man interferes with his revenge/attempts to keep his company afloat that he starts gunning for Spider-Man, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Norman ends up impaling himself with his own goblin.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Arguably a TropeNamer, as we see in Peter's first roofhopping scene.
* IronicEcho: Peter has been conned by the wrestling event's promoter, who informs him, "I missed the part where that's my problem." After the robber steals the guy's money and Peter lets the guy get away, he says this back to the manager.
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also, when General Slocum visits the Oscorp factories, Dr. Stromm informs him that they need to take the entire product line "back to formula" due to the unstable nature of the performance enhancers. When Norman reawakes after being injected with the serum, the first thing he says as he prepares to kill Dr. Stromm is, "Back to formula?"
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spider-Man unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and finding out it is Peter, he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was still trying to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
** Additionally, Norman is quite insane, and suffering from a fractured personality. The Goblin considers himself a different person from Norman (though born from him), and naturally considers Spider-Man the same way; until he realizes that it's Peter, the Goblin just doesn't care about the man under the mask, he wants to play with Spider-Man.
* ISurrenderSuckers: When a police officer accosts the Goblin during his attack in Times Square, he says, "I surrender!" then knocks out the officer.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* MookHorrorShow: Peter pulls this trope on the man who killed Uncle Ben.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Peter Parker designs his Superhero costume in a montage, complete with his notes ("Needs more color"), newspaper ads for the car of his dreams and the wrestling match, an image of a smiling Mary Jane, and Danny Elfman's themes; this scene segues into Peter's shooting his web in his room, with some more Elfman music.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist, all in what appears to be less than a half-second.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on Dr. Stromm's face when, after turning around, he finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack. "[[IronicEcho Back to formula?]]"
* OpeningMonologue: "Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart..."
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New Yorkers are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Center [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
** Also when Harry finds his dad slumped over in the living room and is trying to help him figure out what had happened the night before [[spoiler:(it being, of course, Norman as the Goblin killing General Slocum and others trying to drive him out of business)]]. The chord in question is used as part of a JumpScare, accompanied by a split-second shot of Norman seizing during the experiment that gave him his powers.
--->'''Norman''': ...last night I was -- \\
''['''[[JumpScare QUICK SHOT]]''']''\\
'''Harry''': ...what?\\
'''Norman''': ...I don't remember...
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. The Goblin tells Spider-Man to make a choice - save Mary Jane, or passengers on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. He makes a move that saves both.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself: Norman talks to his alternate personality in a mirror.
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a DeerInTheHeadlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon, move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Spider]]: After Peter gets bitten, he flicks it away and we see it crawl under some cabinets. While in the background, we hear Mary-Jane inform them that it's missing, we never do find out what happened, or if there is a random genetically altered Spider that can give people super-powers still at large in New York City?
* WhiteGangBangers: The AttemptedRape scene.
* YoureNotMyFather
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* AIIsACrapshoot[=/=]PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy in order to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlasPoorVillain: Doc Ock.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://tu.tv/videos/tm-revolution-web-of-night "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution for the theme song.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping a small sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
*** And there's no possible way that a fusion reactor would start pulling towards it everything in the room that isn't nailed down. If the rationale was gravity, see SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. If the rationale was magnetism, see SelectiveMagnetism.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Octavius in the building wall fight, she makes sure he knows that she's not going down without a fight by smashing the end of her umbrella into his face.
* BankToaster: A MorallyBankruptBanker, on top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, denies them a coupon for a free toaster.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, with his "NO!" reaffirming this as he sacrifices his life.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane Watson:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' ...this is really heavy!
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs the bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Curt Connors appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time... up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
** That may have also been relief that [[StatusQuoIsGod their relationship could return to normal again.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* FamousLastWords: "I will not die a monster!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happened]]'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Dr. Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: The train passengers try to protect Peter from Octavius. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
** [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]] will not approve Aunt May's loan.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his... sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday: Peter's
* LampshadeHanging: J. Jonah Jameson does one about Ock's MeaningfulName: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MadeOfIron: Considering his lack of super-strength, Dr. Octavius survives quite a pummeling in all of his fight scenes with Spider-Man. In addition to the blows from Spidey's super-powered fists, he also gets smashed against a taxi hard enough to dent it and falls 20 stories onto a subway car, all with no injuries.
* MeaningfulName: Otto Octavius.
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: On top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, he denies them a coupon for a [[BankToaster free toaster]].
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
** The famous [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2731807-_spider_man_no_more.jpg "Spider-Man No More"]] panel is paid homage to when Peter ditches his Spider-Man costume.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NotSoDifferent: The butler compares Harry to his dad.
-->'''Harry:''' Good night, Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:''' Your father only obsessed over his work.\\
'''Harry:''' ''(irritated)'' Good night, Bernard.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Mary-Jane.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he tells you to hold on for just a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Octavius has to drag the reactor with him into the river to stop it from destroying New York.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Doc Ock:]]''' I will not die a monster!
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree Twenty Nine Minutes Or It's Free]]: Played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TooDumbToLive: Dr Octavius, we know you have incredible confidence in your machine, but at the same time, did you ever stop to think that maybe conducting a test on an experimental ''fusion reactor'' in New York City was an incredibly wise decision? And this was ''before'' you went crazy?
* TrainStopping: Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle: Including a runaway train.
** If any irony, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system: the only elevated tracks in the Manhattan portion of the subway are parts of the '''1''' train in Upper Manhattan. Furthermore, [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg the trains have fold-in doors]], when [[http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98544 New York City Subway cars that are currently used in revenue service]] have sliding doors.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Doctor Octopus, thanks to the way those arms are stuck on him.
* [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What Could Possibly Go Wrong]] with that nuclear experiment?
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In MJ's words regarding a possible relationship between Peter and Gwen: "How come you never mentioned her? She's your lab partner, you saved her life, she thinks you're a genius, and ''she had her polished fingernails all over you?''"
* BashBrothers: [[spoiler: Peter and Harry in the climax.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After encountering the symbiote Peter goes through this and recovers once he realizes what it is doing to him and how he affects some others. It is still hinted that his behavior came from an internal desire to act this way.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father. He either thinks he's lying or doesn't care since he always resented Peter.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler:Harry is dead but made amends with Peter, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* CastingGag: In this film, Mary Jane, a redhead is played by natural blonde KirstenDunst, whereas Gwen Stacy a blonde is played natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of RonHoward)
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all. Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point. This was barely averted with Flint Marko who gets called "The Sandman" exactly once.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he was supposed to be a hallucination, representing Harry's good side, but he's seen interacting with Harry in Peter's presence, who doesn't act as if anything's wrong]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. There was no sense whatsoever in Spider-Man landing in front of the American flag right before the final battle besides a patriotic money shot.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilCounterpart: Eddie serves as one to Peter.
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]CallBack: In their earlier chase/battle, when Peter throws one of Harry's bombs back at him, he's not trying to hit Harry, but merely wants to distract him long enough to knock Harry off his glider and get away. Their fight later on in the movie ends with Peter doing the same thing, and thanks to the symbiote Peter's wearing, [[TookALevelInJerkAss he's not nearly as nice about it]].
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Dr. Connors: "I'm a physicist, not a biologist."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock... doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Harry Osborn didn't so much as to turn evil when he learns that his father was Green Goblin.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* MythologyGag: The lizard skeleton in Curt Connors' lab when he calls Peter about the symbiote.
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* OutsideContextVillain / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Both Harry and Eddie.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* ScheduleSlip: There was only a 2-year gap between ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004). This movie was slated for May 2006, but was pushed back to May 2007.
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers weren't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Spider-Man shows a semi-evil side in Spider-Man 3 when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** M.J. delivers a significant one shortly after, when Peter shoves her to the ground while she's trying to break up a scuffle between him and the restaurant's bouncers. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It finally gets him to see what the symbiote suit is doing to him.]]
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
*** Possible ActorAllusion, as Grace's character in That 70's Show frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman, who simply wants to provide for his family.
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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/SpiderMan. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.

Also stars KirstenDunst as Mary Jane Watson, James Franco as Harry Osborn, JKSimmons as J. Jonah Jameson, and BruceCampbell in various cameos.
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[[AC:Spider-Man]]

The first movie is an origin story, telling the tale of Peter Parker, a nerd who is bitten by a genetically-engineered spider and gets the powers of the arachnid - web shooting, high jumping, wall-adherability, enhanced strength/endurance and [[SpiderSense sensing vibrations in the air]]. At first he attempts to [[PersonalGainHurts use these powers for profit,]] but when his actions accidentally lead to the [[DeathByOriginStory death of his Uncle Ben,]] Peter decides to [[ComesGreatResponsibility use his abilities to fight injustice,]] under the name Spider-Man. This comes in handy when the father of his best friend, Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), becomes the villainous Green Goblin after using a performance-enhancing chemical vapor that grants him super strength, but also makes him mentally unstable and dangerously psychotic.

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[[AC:Spider-Man 2]]

In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale--ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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[[AC:Spider-Man 3]]

In the second sequel, Peter is finally living the life he wants. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his overconfidence leads to tension with MJ when he begins flirting with Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard); and Harry Osborn, having discovered that his best friend is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and seek vengeance. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who becomes the maniac Venom.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme plays in the credits.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. All of the villains in ''Spider-Man 3'' are all in their right minds, though Venom comes the closest to this trope.
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* ActorAllusion: The novelization features a part with Mary Jane and Harry discussing the book ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'', where MJ remarks that she "[s]aw [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire the movie]]. The little kid in it creeped me out." KirstenDunst, of course, was that little kid.
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] ''"Peter... don't tell Harry."''
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape: Spidey saves Mary Jane from an attempted gang rape.
* AwesomeButImpractical: General Slocum clearly would prefer Quest Aerospace's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers, aero flightsuits, and gliders. The Goblin destroys his rival's suit by blowing up the bunker before it can be put to market.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies, [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene. They repeat it
* BillBillJunkBill: Jameson's opinion of Peter's photos: "Crap... Crap... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!" and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* CigarChomper: J. Jonah Jameson is never seen without a cigar.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted at the Thanksgiving scene, Norman wears red and blue (Spider-Man's colors) and Peter is wearing green (Green Goblin's colors).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the ''Daily Bugle'''s portrayal of Spider-Man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Dr. Stromm immediately begins administering CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to restart Norman's heart again.
** Uh, that's not what started his ticker back up. It's heavily implied that his cardiac arrest was part of the serum's process.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man in a subway station playing the old TV series theme song on his guitar]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
** Funnier if it was a ShoutOut- there was actually a group of bike messengers in NYC known as...X-Men. [[http://gearjunkie.com/1990s-New-York-City-Bike-Messengers Read here.]]
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler:immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense: Curt Connors is name-dropped as one of Peter's professors who fired him. The second film, of course, builds on this.
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* FlatWhat: By Norman Osborn, upon being told by the board that Oscorp is going to be sold.
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spider-Man and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve afterwards.
** The formula that gives Norman his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spider-Man interferes with his revenge/attempts to keep his company afloat that he starts gunning for Spider-Man, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Norman ends up impaling himself with his own goblin.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Arguably a TropeNamer, as we see in Peter's first roofhopping scene.
* IronicEcho: Peter has been conned by the wrestling event's promoter, who informs him, "I missed the part where that's my problem." After the robber steals the guy's money and Peter lets the guy get away, he says this back to the manager.
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also, when General Slocum visits the Oscorp factories, Dr. Stromm informs him that they need to take the entire product line "back to formula" due to the unstable nature of the performance enhancers. When Norman reawakes after being injected with the serum, the first thing he says as he prepares to kill Dr. Stromm is, "Back to formula?"
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spider-Man unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and finding out it is Peter, he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was still trying to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
** Additionally, Norman is quite insane, and suffering from a fractured personality. The Goblin considers himself a different person from Norman (though born from him), and naturally considers Spider-Man the same way; until he realizes that it's Peter, the Goblin just doesn't care about the man under the mask, he wants to play with Spider-Man.
* ISurrenderSuckers: When a police officer accosts the Goblin during his attack in Times Square, he says, "I surrender!" then knocks out the officer.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* MookHorrorShow: Peter pulls this trope on the man who killed Uncle Ben.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Peter Parker designs his Superhero costume in a montage, complete with his notes ("Needs more color"), newspaper ads for the car of his dreams and the wrestling match, an image of a smiling Mary Jane, and Danny Elfman's themes; this scene segues into Peter's shooting his web in his room, with some more Elfman music.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist, all in what appears to be less than a half-second.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on Dr. Stromm's face when, after turning around, he finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack. "[[IronicEcho Back to formula?]]"
* OpeningMonologue: "Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart..."
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New Yorkers are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Center [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
** Also when Harry finds his dad slumped over in the living room and is trying to help him figure out what had happened the night before [[spoiler:(it being, of course, Norman as the Goblin killing General Slocum and others trying to drive him out of business)]]. The chord in question is used as part of a JumpScare, accompanied by a split-second shot of Norman seizing during the experiment that gave him his powers.
--->'''Norman''': ...last night I was -- \\
''['''[[JumpScare QUICK SHOT]]''']''\\
'''Harry''': ...what?\\
'''Norman''': ...I don't remember...
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. The Goblin tells Spider-Man to make a choice - save Mary Jane, or passengers on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. He makes a move that saves both.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself: Norman talks to his alternate personality in a mirror.
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a DeerInTheHeadlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon, move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Spider]]: After Peter gets bitten, he flicks it away and we see it crawl under some cabinets. While in the background, we hear Mary-Jane inform them that it's missing, we never do find out what happened, or if there is a random genetically altered Spider that can give people super-powers still at large in New York City?
* WhiteGangBangers: The AttemptedRape scene.
* YoureNotMyFather
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* AIIsACrapshoot[=/=]PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy in order to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlasPoorVillain: Doc Ock.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://tu.tv/videos/tm-revolution-web-of-night "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution for the theme song.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping a small sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
*** And there's no possible way that a fusion reactor would start pulling towards it everything in the room that isn't nailed down. If the rationale was gravity, see SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. If the rationale was magnetism, see SelectiveMagnetism.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Octavius in the building wall fight, she makes sure he knows that she's not going down without a fight by smashing the end of her umbrella into his face.
* BankToaster: A MorallyBankruptBanker, on top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, denies them a coupon for a free toaster.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, with his "NO!" reaffirming this as he sacrifices his life.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane Watson:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' ...this is really heavy!
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs the bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Curt Connors appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time... up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
** That may have also been relief that [[StatusQuoIsGod their relationship could return to normal again.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* FamousLastWords: "I will not die a monster!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happened]]'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Dr. Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: The train passengers try to protect Peter from Octavius. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
** [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]] will not approve Aunt May's loan.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his... sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday: Peter's
* LampshadeHanging: J. Jonah Jameson does one about Ock's MeaningfulName: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MadeOfIron: Considering his lack of super-strength, Dr. Octavius survives quite a pummeling in all of his fight scenes with Spider-Man. In addition to the blows from Spidey's super-powered fists, he also gets smashed against a taxi hard enough to dent it and falls 20 stories onto a subway car, all with no injuries.
* MeaningfulName: Otto Octavius.
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: On top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, he denies them a coupon for a [[BankToaster free toaster]].
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
** The famous [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2731807-_spider_man_no_more.jpg "Spider-Man No More"]] panel is paid homage to when Peter ditches his Spider-Man costume.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NotSoDifferent: The butler compares Harry to his dad.
-->'''Harry:''' Good night, Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:''' Your father only obsessed over his work.\\
'''Harry:''' ''(irritated)'' Good night, Bernard.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Mary-Jane.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he tells you to hold on for just a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Octavius has to drag the reactor with him into the river to stop it from destroying New York.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Doc Ock:]]''' I will not die a monster!
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree Twenty Nine Minutes Or It's Free]]: Played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TooDumbToLive: Dr Octavius, we know you have incredible confidence in your machine, but at the same time, did you ever stop to think that maybe conducting a test on an experimental ''fusion reactor'' in New York City was an incredibly wise decision? And this was ''before'' you went crazy?
* TrainStopping: Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle: Including a runaway train.
** If any irony, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system: the only elevated tracks in the Manhattan portion of the subway are parts of the '''1''' train in Upper Manhattan. Furthermore, [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg the trains have fold-in doors]], when [[http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98544 New York City Subway cars that are currently used in revenue service]] have sliding doors.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Doctor Octopus, thanks to the way those arms are stuck on him.
* [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What Could Possibly Go Wrong]] with that nuclear experiment?
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In MJ's words regarding a possible relationship between Peter and Gwen: "How come you never mentioned her? She's your lab partner, you saved her life, she thinks you're a genius, and ''she had her polished fingernails all over you?''"
* BashBrothers: [[spoiler: Peter and Harry in the climax.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After encountering the symbiote Peter goes through this and recovers once he realizes what it is doing to him and how he affects some others. It is still hinted that his behavior came from an internal desire to act this way.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father. He either thinks he's lying or doesn't care since he always resented Peter.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler:Harry is dead but made amends with Peter, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* CastingGag: In this film, Mary Jane, a redhead is played by natural blonde KirstenDunst, whereas Gwen Stacy a blonde is played natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of RonHoward)
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all. Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point. This was barely averted with Flint Marko who gets called "The Sandman" exactly once.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he was supposed to be a hallucination, representing Harry's good side, but he's seen interacting with Harry in Peter's presence, who doesn't act as if anything's wrong]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. There was no sense whatsoever in Spider-Man landing in front of the American flag right before the final battle besides a patriotic money shot.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilCounterpart: Eddie serves as one to Peter.
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]CallBack: In their earlier chase/battle, when Peter throws one of Harry's bombs back at him, he's not trying to hit Harry, but merely wants to distract him long enough to knock Harry off his glider and get away. Their fight later on in the movie ends with Peter doing the same thing, and thanks to the symbiote Peter's wearing, [[TookALevelInJerkAss he's not nearly as nice about it]].
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Dr. Connors: "I'm a physicist, not a biologist."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock... doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Harry Osborn didn't so much as to turn evil when he learns that his father was Green Goblin.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* MythologyGag: The lizard skeleton in Curt Connors' lab when he calls Peter about the symbiote.
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* OutsideContextVillain / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Both Harry and Eddie.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* ScheduleSlip: There was only a 2-year gap between ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004). This movie was slated for May 2006, but was pushed back to May 2007.
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers weren't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Spider-Man shows a semi-evil side in Spider-Man 3 when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** M.J. delivers a significant one shortly after, when Peter shoves her to the ground while she's trying to break up a scuffle between him and the restaurant's bouncers. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It finally gets him to see what the symbiote suit is doing to him.]]
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
*** Possible ActorAllusion, as Grace's character in That 70's Show frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman, who simply wants to provide for his family.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme plays in the credits.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus. All of the villains in ''Spider-Man 3'' are all in their right minds, though Venom comes the closest to this trope.
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* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker

to:

* {{Adorkable}}: Peter ParkerParker.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.

to:

* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.Sandman, who simply wants to provide for his family.




[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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29th Jan '13 12:14:34 PM Yipeekiyay
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Peter Parker designs his Superhero costume in a montage, complete with his notes ("Needs more color"), newspaper ads for the car of his dreams and the wrestling match, an image of a smiling Mary Jane, and Danny Elfman's themes; this scene segues into Peter's shooting his web in his room, with some more Elfman music.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When Peter [[spoiler:dances in the jazz club]], it seems entirely out of place in regards to the rest of the movie, almost to an embarrassing degree.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When Peter [[spoiler:dances in the jazz club]], it seems entirely out of place in regards to the rest of the movie, almost to an embarrassing degree.
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In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a Freak

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In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a FreakFreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale--ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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In the second sequel, Peter is finally living the life he wants. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his overconfidence leads to tension with MJ when he begins flirting with Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard); and Harry Osborn, having discovered that his best friend is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and seek vengeance. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who becomes the maniac Venom.
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* ActorAllusion: The novelization features a part with Mary Jane and Harry discussing the book ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'', where MJ remarks that she "[s]aw [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire the movie]]. The little kid in it creeped me out." KirstenDunst, of course, was that little kid.
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker
* AlasPoorVillain: [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] ''"Peter... don't tell Harry."''
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape: Spidey saves Mary Jane from an attempted gang rape.
* AwesomeButImpractical: General Slocum clearly would prefer Quest Aerospace's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers, aero flightsuits, and gliders. The Goblin destroys his rival's suit by blowing up the bunker before it can be put to market.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies, [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene. They repeat it
* BillBillJunkBill: Jameson's opinion of Peter's photos: "Crap... Crap... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!" and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* CigarChomper: J. Jonah Jameson is never seen without a cigar.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted at the Thanksgiving scene, Norman wears red and blue (Spider-Man's colors) and Peter is wearing green (Green Goblin's colors).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the ''Daily Bugle'''s portrayal of Spider-Man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Dr. Stromm immediately begins administering CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to restart Norman's heart again.
** Uh, that's not what started his ticker back up. It's heavily implied that his cardiac arrest was part of the serum's process.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man in a subway station playing the old TV series theme song on his guitar]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
** Funnier if it was a ShoutOut- there was actually a group of bike messengers in NYC known as...X-Men. [[http://gearjunkie.com/1990s-New-York-City-Bike-Messengers Read here.]]
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler:immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense: Curt Connors is name-dropped as one of Peter's professors who fired him. The second film, of course, builds on this.
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* FlatWhat: By Norman Osborn, upon being told by the board that Oscorp is going to be sold.
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spider-Man and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve afterwards.
** The formula that gives Norman his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spider-Man interferes with his revenge/attempts to keep his company afloat that he starts gunning for Spider-Man, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Norman ends up impaling himself with his own goblin.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Arguably a TropeNamer, as we see in Peter's first roofhopping scene.
* IronicEcho: Peter has been conned by the wrestling event's promoter, who informs him, "I missed the part where that's my problem." After the robber steals the guy's money and Peter lets the guy get away, he says this back to the manager.
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also, when General Slocum visits the Oscorp factories, Dr. Stromm informs him that they need to take the entire product line "back to formula" due to the unstable nature of the performance enhancers. When Norman reawakes after being injected with the serum, the first thing he says as he prepares to kill Dr. Stromm is, "Back to formula?"
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spider-Man unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and finding out it is Peter, he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was still trying to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
** Additionally, Norman is quite insane, and suffering from a fractured personality. The Goblin considers himself a different person from Norman (though born from him), and naturally considers Spider-Man the same way; until he realizes that it's Peter, the Goblin just doesn't care about the man under the mask, he wants to play with Spider-Man.
* ISurrenderSuckers: When a police officer accosts the Goblin during his attack in Times Square, he says, "I surrender!" then knocks out the officer.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* MookHorrorShow: Peter pulls this trope on the man who killed Uncle Ben.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist, all in what appears to be less than a half-second.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on Dr. Stromm's face when, after turning around, he finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack. "[[IronicEcho Back to formula?]]"
* OpeningMonologue: "Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart..."
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New Yorkers are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Center [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
** Also when Harry finds his dad slumped over in the living room and is trying to help him figure out what had happened the night before [[spoiler:(it being, of course, Norman as the Goblin killing General Slocum and others trying to drive him out of business)]]. The chord in question is used as part of a JumpScare, accompanied by a split-second shot of Norman seizing during the experiment that gave him his powers.
--->'''Norman''': ...last night I was -- \\
''['''[[JumpScare QUICK SHOT]]''']''\\
'''Harry''': ...what?\\
'''Norman''': ...I don't remember...
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. The Goblin tells Spider-Man to make a choice - save Mary Jane, or passengers on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. He makes a move that saves both.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself: Norman talks to his alternate personality in a mirror.
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a DeerInTheHeadlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon, move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Spider]]: After Peter gets bitten, he flicks it away and we see it crawl under some cabinets. While in the background, we hear Mary-Jane inform them that it's missing, we never do find out what happened, or if there is a random genetically altered Spider that can give people super-powers still at large in New York City?
* WhiteGangBangers: The AttemptedRape scene.
* YoureNotMyFather
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* AIIsACrapshoot[=/=]PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy in order to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlasPoorVillain: Doc Ock.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://tu.tv/videos/tm-revolution-web-of-night "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution for the theme song.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping a small sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
*** And there's no possible way that a fusion reactor would start pulling towards it everything in the room that isn't nailed down. If the rationale was gravity, see SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. If the rationale was magnetism, see SelectiveMagnetism.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Octavius in the building wall fight, she makes sure he knows that she's not going down without a fight by smashing the end of her umbrella into his face.
* BankToaster: A MorallyBankruptBanker, on top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, denies them a coupon for a free toaster.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, with his "NO!" reaffirming this as he sacrifices his life.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane Watson:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' ...this is really heavy!
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs the bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Curt Connors appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time... up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
** That may have also been relief that [[StatusQuoIsGod their relationship could return to normal again.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* FamousLastWords: "I will not die a monster!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happened]]'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Dr. Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: The train passengers try to protect Peter from Octavius. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
** [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]] will not approve Aunt May's loan.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his... sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday: Peter's
* LampshadeHanging: J. Jonah Jameson does one about Ock's MeaningfulName: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MadeOfIron: Considering his lack of super-strength, Dr. Octavius survives quite a pummeling in all of his fight scenes with Spider-Man. In addition to the blows from Spidey's super-powered fists, he also gets smashed against a taxi hard enough to dent it and falls 20 stories onto a subway car, all with no injuries.
* MeaningfulName: Otto Octavius.
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: On top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, he denies them a coupon for a [[BankToaster free toaster]].
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
** The famous [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2731807-_spider_man_no_more.jpg "Spider-Man No More"]] panel is paid homage to when Peter ditches his Spider-Man costume.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NotSoDifferent: The butler compares Harry to his dad.
-->'''Harry:''' Good night, Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:''' Your father only obsessed over his work.\\
'''Harry:''' ''(irritated)'' Good night, Bernard.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Mary-Jane.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he tells you to hold on for just a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Octavius has to drag the reactor with him into the river to stop it from destroying New York.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Doc Ock:]]''' I will not die a monster!
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree Twenty Nine Minutes Or It's Free]]: Played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TooDumbToLive: Dr Octavius, we know you have incredible confidence in your machine, but at the same time, did you ever stop to think that maybe conducting a test on an experimental ''fusion reactor'' in New York City was an incredibly wise decision? And this was ''before'' you went crazy?
* TrainStopping: Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle: Including a runaway train.
** If any irony, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system: the only elevated tracks in the Manhattan portion of the subway are parts of the '''1''' train in Upper Manhattan. Furthermore, [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg the trains have fold-in doors]], when [[http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98544 New York City Subway cars that are currently used in revenue service]] have sliding doors.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Doctor Octopus, thanks to the way those arms are stuck on him.
* [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What Could Possibly Go Wrong]] with that nuclear experiment?
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man 3'']]
* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In MJ's words regarding a possible relationship between Peter and Gwen: "How come you never mentioned her? She's your lab partner, you saved her life, she thinks you're a genius, and ''she had her polished fingernails all over you?''"
* BashBrothers: [[spoiler: Peter and Harry in the climax.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After encountering the symbiote Peter goes through this and recovers once he realizes what it is doing to him and how he affects some others. It is still hinted that his behavior came from an internal desire to act this way.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father. He either thinks he's lying or doesn't care since he always resented Peter.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler:Harry is dead but made amends with Peter, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* CastingGag: In this film, Mary Jane, a redhead is played by natural blonde KirstenDunst, whereas Gwen Stacy a blonde is played natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of RonHoward)
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all. Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point. This was barely averted with Flint Marko who gets called "The Sandman" exactly once.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he was supposed to be a hallucination, representing Harry's good side, but he's seen interacting with Harry in Peter's presence, who doesn't act as if anything's wrong]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. There was no sense whatsoever in Spider-Man landing in front of the American flag right before the final battle besides a patriotic money shot.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilCounterpart: Eddie serves as one to Peter.
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]CallBack: In their earlier chase/battle, when Peter throws one of Harry's bombs back at him, he's not trying to hit Harry, but merely wants to distract him long enough to knock Harry off his glider and get away. Their fight later on in the movie ends with Peter doing the same thing, and thanks to the symbiote Peter's wearing, [[TookALevelInJerkAss he's not nearly as nice about it]].
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Dr. Connors: "I'm a physicist, not a biologist."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock... doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Harry Osborn didn't so much as to turn evil when he learns that his father was Green Goblin.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* MythologyGag: The lizard skeleton in Curt Connors' lab when he calls Peter about the symbiote.
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* OutsideContextVillain / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Both Harry and Eddie.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* ScheduleSlip: There was only a 2-year gap between ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004). This movie was slated for May 2006, but was pushed back to May 2007.
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers weren't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Spider-Man shows a semi-evil side in Spider-Man 3 when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** M.J. delivers a significant one shortly after, when Peter shoves her to the ground while she's trying to break up a scuffle between him and the restaurant's bouncers. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It finally gets him to see what the symbiote suit is doing to him.]]
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
*** Possible ActorAllusion, as Grace's character in That 70's Show frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/Spider-Man. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.

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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/Spider-Man.ComicBook/SpiderMan. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.



In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale--ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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In the second sequel, Peter is finally living the life he wants. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his overconfidence leads to tension with MJ when he begins flirting with Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard); and Harry Osborn, having discovered that his best friend is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and seek vengeance. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who becomes the maniac Venom.
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* ActorAllusion: The novelization features a part with Mary Jane and Harry discussing the book ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'', where MJ remarks that she "[s]aw [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire the movie]]. The little kid in it creeped me out." KirstenDunst, of course, was that little kid.
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker
* AlasPoorVillain: [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] ''"Peter... don't tell Harry."''
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape: Spidey saves Mary Jane from an attempted gang rape.
* AwesomeButImpractical: General Slocum clearly would prefer Quest Aerospace's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers, aero flightsuits, and gliders. The Goblin destroys his rival's suit by blowing up the bunker before it can be put to market.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies, [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene. They repeat it
* BillBillJunkBill: Jameson's opinion of Peter's photos: "Crap... Crap... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!" and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* CigarChomper: J. Jonah Jameson is never seen without a cigar.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted at the Thanksgiving scene, Norman wears red and blue (Spider-Man's colors) and Peter is wearing green (Green Goblin's colors).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the ''Daily Bugle'''s portrayal of Spider-Man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Dr. Stromm immediately begins administering CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to restart Norman's heart again.
** Uh, that's not what started his ticker back up. It's heavily implied that his cardiac arrest was part of the serum's process.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man in a subway station playing the old TV series theme song on his guitar]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
** Funnier if it was a ShoutOut- there was actually a group of bike messengers in NYC known as...X-Men. [[http://gearjunkie.com/1990s-New-York-City-Bike-Messengers Read here.]]
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler:immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense: Curt Connors is name-dropped as one of Peter's professors who fired him. The second film, of course, builds on this.
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* FlatWhat: By Norman Osborn, upon being told by the board that Oscorp is going to be sold.
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spider-Man and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve afterwards.
** The formula that gives Norman his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spider-Man interferes with his revenge/attempts to keep his company afloat that he starts gunning for Spider-Man, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Norman ends up impaling himself with his own goblin.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Arguably a TropeNamer, as we see in Peter's first roofhopping scene.
* IronicEcho: Peter has been conned by the wrestling event's promoter, who informs him, "I missed the part where that's my problem." After the robber steals the guy's money and Peter lets the guy get away, he says this back to the manager.
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also, when General Slocum visits the Oscorp factories, Dr. Stromm informs him that they need to take the entire product line "back to formula" due to the unstable nature of the performance enhancers. When Norman reawakes after being injected with the serum, the first thing he says as he prepares to kill Dr. Stromm is, "Back to formula?"
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spider-Man unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and finding out it is Peter, he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was still trying to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
** Additionally, Norman is quite insane, and suffering from a fractured personality. The Goblin considers himself a different person from Norman (though born from him), and naturally considers Spider-Man the same way; until he realizes that it's Peter, the Goblin just doesn't care about the man under the mask, he wants to play with Spider-Man.
* ISurrenderSuckers: When a police officer accosts the Goblin during his attack in Times Square, he says, "I surrender!" then knocks out the officer.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* MookHorrorShow: Peter pulls this trope on the man who killed Uncle Ben.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist, all in what appears to be less than a half-second.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on Dr. Stromm's face when, after turning around, he finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack. "[[IronicEcho Back to formula?]]"
* OpeningMonologue: "Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart..."
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New Yorkers are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Center [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
** Also when Harry finds his dad slumped over in the living room and is trying to help him figure out what had happened the night before [[spoiler:(it being, of course, Norman as the Goblin killing General Slocum and others trying to drive him out of business)]]. The chord in question is used as part of a JumpScare, accompanied by a split-second shot of Norman seizing during the experiment that gave him his powers.
--->'''Norman''': ...last night I was -- \\
''['''[[JumpScare QUICK SHOT]]''']''\\
'''Harry''': ...what?\\
'''Norman''': ...I don't remember...
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. The Goblin tells Spider-Man to make a choice - save Mary Jane, or passengers on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. He makes a move that saves both.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself: Norman talks to his alternate personality in a mirror.
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a DeerInTheHeadlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon, move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Spider]]: After Peter gets bitten, he flicks it away and we see it crawl under some cabinets. While in the background, we hear Mary-Jane inform them that it's missing, we never do find out what happened, or if there is a random genetically altered Spider that can give people super-powers still at large in New York City?
* WhiteGangBangers: The AttemptedRape scene.
* YoureNotMyFather
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* AIIsACrapshoot[=/=]PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy in order to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlasPoorVillain: Doc Ock.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://tu.tv/videos/tm-revolution-web-of-night "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution for the theme song.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping a small sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
*** And there's no possible way that a fusion reactor would start pulling towards it everything in the room that isn't nailed down. If the rationale was gravity, see SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. If the rationale was magnetism, see SelectiveMagnetism.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Octavius in the building wall fight, she makes sure he knows that she's not going down without a fight by smashing the end of her umbrella into his face.
* BankToaster: A MorallyBankruptBanker, on top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, denies them a coupon for a free toaster.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, with his "NO!" reaffirming this as he sacrifices his life.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane Watson:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' ...this is really heavy!
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs the bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Curt Connors appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time... up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
** That may have also been relief that [[StatusQuoIsGod their relationship could return to normal again.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* FamousLastWords: "I will not die a monster!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happened]]'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Dr. Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: The train passengers try to protect Peter from Octavius. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
** [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]] will not approve Aunt May's loan.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his... sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday: Peter's
* LampshadeHanging: J. Jonah Jameson does one about Ock's MeaningfulName: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MadeOfIron: Considering his lack of super-strength, Dr. Octavius survives quite a pummeling in all of his fight scenes with Spider-Man. In addition to the blows from Spidey's super-powered fists, he also gets smashed against a taxi hard enough to dent it and falls 20 stories onto a subway car, all with no injuries.
* MeaningfulName: Otto Octavius.
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: On top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, he denies them a coupon for a [[BankToaster free toaster]].
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
** The famous [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2731807-_spider_man_no_more.jpg "Spider-Man No More"]] panel is paid homage to when Peter ditches his Spider-Man costume.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NotSoDifferent: The butler compares Harry to his dad.
-->'''Harry:''' Good night, Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:''' Your father only obsessed over his work.\\
'''Harry:''' ''(irritated)'' Good night, Bernard.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Mary-Jane.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he tells you to hold on for just a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Octavius has to drag the reactor with him into the river to stop it from destroying New York.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Doc Ock:]]''' I will not die a monster!
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree Twenty Nine Minutes Or It's Free]]: Played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TooDumbToLive: Dr Octavius, we know you have incredible confidence in your machine, but at the same time, did you ever stop to think that maybe conducting a test on an experimental ''fusion reactor'' in New York City was an incredibly wise decision? And this was ''before'' you went crazy?
* TrainStopping: Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle: Including a runaway train.
** If any irony, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system: the only elevated tracks in the Manhattan portion of the subway are parts of the '''1''' train in Upper Manhattan. Furthermore, [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg the trains have fold-in doors]], when [[http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98544 New York City Subway cars that are currently used in revenue service]] have sliding doors.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Doctor Octopus, thanks to the way those arms are stuck on him.
* [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What Could Possibly Go Wrong]] with that nuclear experiment?
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man 3'']]
* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In MJ's words regarding a possible relationship between Peter and Gwen: "How come you never mentioned her? She's your lab partner, you saved her life, she thinks you're a genius, and ''she had her polished fingernails all over you?''"
* BashBrothers: [[spoiler: Peter and Harry in the climax.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After encountering the symbiote Peter goes through this and recovers once he realizes what it is doing to him and how he affects some others. It is still hinted that his behavior came from an internal desire to act this way.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father. He either thinks he's lying or doesn't care since he always resented Peter.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler:Harry is dead but made amends with Peter, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* CastingGag: In this film, Mary Jane, a redhead is played by natural blonde KirstenDunst, whereas Gwen Stacy a blonde is played natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of RonHoward)
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all. Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point. This was barely averted with Flint Marko who gets called "The Sandman" exactly once.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he was supposed to be a hallucination, representing Harry's good side, but he's seen interacting with Harry in Peter's presence, who doesn't act as if anything's wrong]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. There was no sense whatsoever in Spider-Man landing in front of the American flag right before the final battle besides a patriotic money shot.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilCounterpart: Eddie serves as one to Peter.
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]CallBack: In their earlier chase/battle, when Peter throws one of Harry's bombs back at him, he's not trying to hit Harry, but merely wants to distract him long enough to knock Harry off his glider and get away. Their fight later on in the movie ends with Peter doing the same thing, and thanks to the symbiote Peter's wearing, [[TookALevelInJerkAss he's not nearly as nice about it]].
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Dr. Connors: "I'm a physicist, not a biologist."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock... doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Harry Osborn didn't so much as to turn evil when he learns that his father was Green Goblin.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* MythologyGag: The lizard skeleton in Curt Connors' lab when he calls Peter about the symbiote.
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* OutsideContextVillain / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Both Harry and Eddie.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* ScheduleSlip: There was only a 2-year gap between ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004). This movie was slated for May 2006, but was pushed back to May 2007.
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers weren't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Spider-Man shows a semi-evil side in Spider-Man 3 when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** M.J. delivers a significant one shortly after, when Peter shoves her to the ground while she's trying to break up a scuffle between him and the restaurant's bouncers. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It finally gets him to see what the symbiote suit is doing to him.]]
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
*** Possible ActorAllusion, as Grace's character in That 70's Show frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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In the sequel, Peter is struggling to find balance in his life, as the increasing burden of being Spider-Man gets in the way of his relationship with his studies, job, friends, family, and the [[HeroesWantRedheads woman he loves]]. Once the stress begins to affect his powers, he decides to give up being Spider-Man once and for all. This comes at a bad time, since the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is caught in a FreakLabAccident that not only kills his wife, but also attaches four mechanical tentacles to him. Going insane, he becomes the evil "Doctor Octopus" and is determined to retry the failed experiment on a much bigger scale--ForScience, of course. With the city in danger and his relationship with Mary Jane in doubt, Peter is forced to "get back to work".

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[[AC:Spider-Man 3]]

In the second sequel, Peter is finally living the life he wants. New York doesn't seem to be gunning for him, he's with the girl of his dreams, and he's managing to balance his normal life with the life of Spider-Man. But his overconfidence leads to tension with MJ when he begins flirting with Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard); and Harry Osborn, having discovered that his best friend is Spider-Man, decides to take his [[InTheBlood father's Goblin serum]] and seek vengeance. Meanwhile, escaped convict Flint Marko is turned into the shapeshifting Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) after entering a particle accelerator, and is revealed to have been involved with the same criminal who killed Peter's Uncle Ben. As well, a mysterious alien organism crashes to Earth and bonds with Peter, enhancing his powers but also influencing his behavior for the worse. When this symbiote is abandoned, it finds refuge in a rival, Eddie Brock, Jr. (Topher Grace), who becomes the maniac Venom.
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man'']]
* ActorAllusion: The novelization features a part with Mary Jane and Harry discussing the book ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'', where MJ remarks that she "[s]aw [[Film/InterviewWithTheVampire the movie]]. The little kid in it creeped me out." KirstenDunst, of course, was that little kid.
* {{Adorkable}}: Peter Parker
* AlasPoorVillain: [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]] ''"Peter... don't tell Harry."''
* ArcWords: "Don't tell Harry." Also "Thank God for you, Peter."
* TheAtoner
* AttemptedRape: Spidey saves Mary Jane from an attempted gang rape.
* AwesomeButImpractical: General Slocum clearly would prefer Quest Aerospace's cumbersome flightsuit over Oscorp's Human Performance Enhancers, aero flightsuits, and gliders. The Goblin destroys his rival's suit by blowing up the bunker before it can be put to market.
* BadassBystander: Averted, the man who earlier cheated Peter out of his prize money, points out that Peter could have "taken that guy apart" but he instead let the robber pass. Peter replies, [[IronicEcho "I missed the part where that's my problem"]].
* BeepingComputers
* BerserkButton: Green Goblin threatens to have a "hell of a time" with MJ. Spidey responds by dropping a brick wall on him, and after subsequently tackling him, he repeatedly punches Gobs in the face and knocks him down only to be propped back up for another hit to the face.
* TheBigDamnKiss: The famous upside down in the rain scene. They repeat it
* BillBillJunkBill: Jameson's opinion of Peter's photos: "Crap... Crap... Megacrap."
* BlatantLies: Most of Jameson's ideas for stories about Spider-Man.
* BoardToDeath
* TheCameo: Lucy Lawless as the redheaded woman in the "man on the street" segment, as a favor to Sam Raimi (who was the Executive Producer of ''XenaWarriorPrincess'').
* CelebrityParadox: Aunt May briefly tells Peter "You're not {{Superman}}, you know!", and Peter half-jokingly yells out "ComicBook/{{Shazam}}!" and [[{{Superman}} "Up, up, and away!"]] when he's trying to figure out how to fire his web. This seems to imply that DCComics exists in the movie's universe--but it makes you wonder what it would look like in a world without MarvelComics. Would they have a running rivalry with a different company? Would they change their superhero characters to accommodate changing tastes in the 60s? Did StanLee and JackKirby ever get into the comics business? If not, did DC ever publish ''NewGods''?
* CigarChomper: J. Jonah Jameson is never seen without a cigar.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Inverted at the Thanksgiving scene, Norman wears red and blue (Spider-Man's colors) and Peter is wearing green (Green Goblin's colors).
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: J. Jonah Jameson's response to Peter's complaints about the ''Daily Bugle'''s portrayal of Spider-Man:
--> '''Peter:''' Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander!
--> '''JJ:''' It is not! I resent that. Slander is ''spoken''. In print it's ''libel''.
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Averted with Spider-man and the Green Goblin.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: Dr. Stromm immediately begins administering CPR after Norman's heart stops. Of course, he's giving him sideways chest compressions from a standing position and it only takes TWO to restart Norman's heart again.
** Uh, that's not what started his ticker back up. It's heavily implied that his cardiac arrest was part of the serum's process.
* CurseCutShort: The "cut to another scene variation".
-->'''Woman:''' (about Spider-man) He has those tights and that tight little--
-->(HardCut to [[ThemeTuneCameo a man in a subway station playing the old TV series theme song on his guitar]])
* CutHimselfShaving: It was a ''bike messenger'' cutting Peter off, I swear!
** Funnier if it was a ShoutOut- there was actually a group of bike messengers in NYC known as...X-Men. [[http://gearjunkie.com/1990s-New-York-City-Bike-Messengers Read here.]]
* DarkReprise: The whole sequence where Peter furiously chases the robber is a darker rendition of the earlier idealistic sequence where Peter first climbed walls, roof jumped and webslinged.
* DeerInTheHeadlights: The kid about to be crushed by the float is an extremely over the top example, to the point where [[LampshadeHanging Spidey himself chides him for not moving]].
* DefiantStoneThrow: The people pelting Green Goblin on the Queensboro Bridge.
* DishDash
* DullSurprise: [[TropesAreNotBad Used brilliantly]] with The Green Goblin [[spoiler:immediately before his {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment]]: "Oh."
* EarlyBirdCameo: In a sense: Curt Connors is name-dropped as one of Peter's professors who fired him. The second film, of course, builds on this.
* FailOSuckyname: Peter's original idea for his name.
--> '''Announcer''': The Human Spider, that's it, that's the best you got?
--> '''Peter''': Yeah.
--> '''Announcer''': Oh, that sucks...
* FamousLastWords: "Don't tell Harry."
* FlatWhat: By Norman Osborn, upon being told by the board that Oscorp is going to be sold.
* ForTheEvulz: The Green Goblin gives no clear motive in the movie other than messing with Spider-Man and generally acting like a homicidal maniac.
** He does say he exists to fulfill Norman Osborn's dreams, but aside from killing the Oscorp board members, it is very unclear what he hopes to achieve afterwards.
** The formula that gives Norman his strength is said (and shown) to make him insane, and it's only after Spider-Man interferes with his revenge/attempts to keep his company afloat that he starts gunning for Spider-Man, a thorn in his side. He tries to recruit him initially, and when that fails the rest of the plot is a result of him taking it ''very'' personally.
* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Radioactive spider --> genetically-engineered spider.
* GenreSavvy: Arguably, the Green Goblin. His dialogue suggests that he's treating Spider-Man like someone who wants to play [[BigDamnHeroes comic book superhero]] and is trying to prove to him that heroic actions are foolish and self-defeating.
* HammyHerald: The deliciously hammy wrestling announcer, played by BruceCampbell.
* HeroicBystander: StanLee's cameo. In both this and the second movie, he pulls people away from pieces of falling buildings.
* HeroicSecondWind
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Norman ends up impaling himself with his own goblin.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Arguably a TropeNamer, as we see in Peter's first roofhopping scene.
* IronicEcho: Peter has been conned by the wrestling event's promoter, who informs him, "I missed the part where that's my problem." After the robber steals the guy's money and Peter lets the guy get away, he says this back to the manager.
** "Don't tell Harry." is also a line repeated throughout the movie.
** Also, when General Slocum visits the Oscorp factories, Dr. Stromm informs him that they need to take the entire product line "back to formula" due to the unstable nature of the performance enhancers. When Norman reawakes after being injected with the serum, the first thing he says as he prepares to kill Dr. Stromm is, "Back to formula?"
* IdiotBall: So Green Goblin has Spider-Man unconscious. Instead of taking his mask off and finding out it is Peter, he later finds out by pure accident.
** There was no reason for the Goblin to take off his mask. Given that they were in New York, the odds that Spider-Man was someone that he could recognize just by seeing his face were incredibly small.
** Furthermore, he was still trying to get Spidey on his side. He also could have easily killed him while he was unconscious, but chose not to.
** Additionally, Norman is quite insane, and suffering from a fractured personality. The Goblin considers himself a different person from Norman (though born from him), and naturally considers Spider-Man the same way; until he realizes that it's Peter, the Goblin just doesn't care about the man under the mask, he wants to play with Spider-Man.
* ISurrenderSuckers: When a police officer accosts the Goblin during his attack in Times Square, he says, "I surrender!" then knocks out the officer.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* LikeAWeasel
* MatchCut
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: At least one Norman Osborn / Green Goblin dialogue/monologue is done via this.
* MookHorrorShow: Peter pulls this trope on the man who killed Uncle Ben.
* NonchalantDodge: When Flash Thompson tries to pick a fight with Peter, Pete's new SuperReflexes are depicted by showing everything ''except'' him in slow motion, allowing him to dodge the punch, look at Flash in surprise and confusion, then back to the fist, all in what appears to be less than a half-second.
* OddFriendship: Harry and Peter who are best friends despite coming from complete polar-opposite backgrounds.
** Subtext would indicate that they bonded over having lost parents and being respective outcasts among their peers, Harry being the LonelyRichKid and Peter being a HollywoodNerd.
** Harry also implies in the second film that Peter initially may have been his tutor, as he credits him with "single-handedly getting me through High School Science."
* OhCrap: Or in Osborn's case: "Oh."
** Also the look on Dr. Stromm's face when, after turning around, he finds a single hand clenched around his face and realizes that that hand belongs to a very, very pissed off Norman Osborn, who until just recently was believed to have suffered a terminal heart attack. "[[IronicEcho Back to formula?]]"
* OpeningMonologue: "Who am I? You sure you want to know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart..."
* TheParagon: Spider-Man's efforts got ordinary citizens to help in the climax.
* PartingWordsRegret
* PetTheDog: New Yorkers are generally giant jerks to Spider-Man until the scene where Green Goblin tries to kill a bunch of children, then stop Spider-Man from saving them. The assorted crowd on the bridge throw pipes and assorted debris at him. Similarly, J. Jonah Jameson is all BadBoss around everybody until Green Goblin flies in through the window looking for Peter just after Peter's left the room. Jameson insists that Peter's never even gone to the Bugle office even as the Goblin is strangling him.
* ProWrestlingIsReal: The first film depicted wrestling as real as a direct adaptation of his origin story. In that world, Spider-Man beat a wrestler named ''Bonesaw [=McGraw=]'', played by the late Randy "Macho-Man" Savage.
* RainOfBlood
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The film was delayed thanks to the need to remove an extended scene involving the World Trade Center [[TooSoon judged inappropriate]] after the 9/11 attacks. The reaction to these was also responsible for adding the aforementioned scene in which New York citizens rally together to verbally attack the Goblin.
* RoofHopping: The scene is so iconic, even ''KickAss'' used the same set as a direct homage.
* RousseauWasRight: The moment when the citizens of New York prove the Green Goblin wrong once and for all by not turning against Spider-Man was the true dramatic climax of the film. After that point, the final fight with the Goblin was pretty much all a ForegoneConclusion.
* SadisticChoice: Goblin. The TropeNamer.
* SaveTheDayTurnAway ends on a really textbook example of one
* ScareChord: A scene with Norman talking to the Goblin's spirit features a chord that's rather jarring in its loudness.
** Also when Harry finds his dad slumped over in the living room and is trying to help him figure out what had happened the night before [[spoiler:(it being, of course, Norman as the Goblin killing General Slocum and others trying to drive him out of business)]]. The chord in question is used as part of a JumpScare, accompanied by a split-second shot of Norman seizing during the experiment that gave him his powers.
--->'''Norman''': ...last night I was -- \\
''['''[[JumpScare QUICK SHOT]]''']''\\
'''Harry''': ...what?\\
'''Norman''': ...I don't remember...
* SplitPersonalityMakeover: Norman Osborn and the Green Goblin. The difference between the two is huge, but it's done entirely with facial expression, vocal mannerisms, and body language!
* StalkerWithACrush: As sweet and innocent as Peter's crush on Mary Jane appears to be, in real life, Pete would be considered somewhat of a stalker. If this movie were set in real life, Mary Jane would most likely be slightly creeped out by Peter's behavior toward her.
* StaringKid: The kid gawking at falling debris that Spidey had to save during his fight with the Green Goblin.
* StrippedToTheBone
* SwordLimbo
* TakeAThirdOption: The bridge scene. The Goblin tells Spider-Man to make a choice - save Mary Jane, or passengers on the Roosevelt Island Tramway. He makes a move that saves both.
* TalentDouble
* TalkingToThemself: Norman talks to his alternate personality in a mirror.
* ThematicThemeTune: "Hero", written by [[{{Nickelback}} Chad Kroeger]] and sung by him and Josey Scott.
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
* TooDumbToLive: The kid at the Festival, who stands like a DeerInTheHeadlights as the large globe falls towards him. Even Peter shows irritation that he's not running.
--> '''Peter''': C'mon, move kid!
* WeCanRuleTogether: "Join me!" says the Goblin. Spider-Man takes a pass.
* WetSariScene
* WeWillMeetAgain
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Spider]]: After Peter gets bitten, he flicks it away and we see it crawl under some cabinets. While in the background, we hear Mary-Jane inform them that it's missing, we never do find out what happened, or if there is a random genetically altered Spider that can give people super-powers still at large in New York City?
* WhiteGangBangers: The AttemptedRape scene.
* YoureNotMyFather
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man 2'']]
* AIIsACrapshoot[=/=]PsychoPrototype: The tentacles - they tend to do things that protect themselves and Octavius, but are extremely twisted in their ways, and are more keen to destroy in order to get what Otto wants rather than anything else.
* AlasPoorVillain: Doc Ock.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version uses a song called [[http://tu.tv/videos/tm-revolution-web-of-night "Web of Night"]] by T.M. Revolution for the theme song.
* AntagonistInMourning
* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Played straight and then averted. The first time Peter loses his mask, the crowd of people don't know who he is. The second and third time it's taken off, Harry, Dr. Octavius, and Mary Jane recognize him.
* AntiVillain: Dr. Octopus. Now, when he's bad, he's ''really'' bad. But his whole nature is still so tragic, and he does [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] in the end.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics:
** Nuclear fusion really is the process by which the sun generates energy. But a nuclear fusion reactor won't ''look like'' the sun unless it's as ''big as'' the sun (over a million kilometers across). The reason the sun has prominences and a photosphere and sunspots and all the rest is because there are thousands upon thousands of kilometers of hot gas that ''aren't'' undergoing nuclear fusion, sitting on top of the core and obscuring it from view.
*** And, worse, the reactor in the movies doesn't just look like the sun, it looks like the sun ''filmed in X-ray light'' and shown in false color so that we mere humans can see its surface structure.
*** On top of that, you'd think that dipping a small sun into a large body of water to quench it down would provoke a devastating explosion of steam, if not outright plasma from all the ionized hydrogen and oxygen.
*** And there's no possible way that a fusion reactor would start pulling towards it everything in the room that isn't nailed down. If the rationale was gravity, see SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale. If the rationale was magnetism, see SelectiveMagnetism.
* BadassBystander: Everyone in the train when rise up against Octavius to protect Spider-Man... they don't succeed, but it takes some stones to stand up to a villain with 4 mechanical arms.
** Peter does this earlier in the film, when ''sans'' powers, he runs into a burning building to rescue a trapped child. He gets her out safely, but unfortunately, then finds out that there were more people trapped on the fourth floor that didn't make it.
* BadassGrandma: Aunt May! When she is captured by Octavius in the building wall fight, she makes sure he knows that she's not going down without a fight by smashing the end of her umbrella into his face.
* BankToaster: A MorallyBankruptBanker, on top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, denies them a coupon for a free toaster.
* BigNo: Octavius lets a particularly narmful out when he sees the murder and destruction his tentacles have wreaked while he was unconscious, and then lets another one out as he is dragged underwater with his overloading fusion machine. The second one manages to be fairly tragic, as he had just made his HeelFaceTurn and his last comment was a pledge not to die a monster, with his "NO!" reaffirming this as he sacrifices his life.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: The tentacles have a blade inside them.
* BrilliantButLazy: TropeNamer.
* CasualDangerDialog: In the final scene, where Peter is unmasked and rushes to save MJ from a falling object.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' Hi.
-->'''Mary Jane Watson:''' ''(somewhat disbelieving)'' Hi.
-->'''Peter Parker:''' ...this is really heavy!
* CallBack: In the first film, Spider-Man attempts to save a woman from a burning building, but it turns out to be Green Goblin wrapped in a blanket. In this film, Peter (temporarily powerless) braves another burning building to save a child who is wrapped in a blanket, which happens to be green. Get it?
* CombatTentacles: Doc Ock.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: Doc Ock uses one to hide his tentacles when he robs the bank.
* ContinuityCameo: Dr. Curt Connors appears as Peter's professor (the one who threatens to fail him for being BrilliantButLazy).
* CrucifiedHeroShot
* CutTheJuice
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Octavius' tentacles.
* DisposableFiance: John Jameson.
* DisproportionateRetribution: JJJ is ''finally'' convinced that Spider-Man is a hero and was really fighting for the good guys this entire time... up until Spidey takes back his superhero suit from JJJ's office, causing him to accuse Spider-Man of being a thief ''[[RuleOfFunny which is funny, given that Jonah pretty much scammed the suit off the guy who found it.]]''
** That may have also been relief that [[StatusQuoIsGod their relationship could return to normal again.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Peter's emotional crisis causes him to lose his web-shooting ability. [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre It happens to a lot of guys.]]
** Also "You can't get off if you don't get on." When MJ is telling Peter they can't just pick up where they left off.
* DrowningMySorrows
* EvilHand: The tentacles have an advanced AI.
* FamousLastWords: "I will not die a monster!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "My Rosie's dead... my dream is dead... and these monstrous things should be at the bottom of the river... along with me."
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Doc Ock during most of the film.
* GenreSavvy: Robbie Robertson, who pointedly gives Peter a look that he's noticed that Spider-Man ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just happened]]'' to be at the same place as he was.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: JJ "christening" Dr. Octopus.
* GoThroughMe: The train passengers try to protect Peter from Octavius. They fail.
* HandWave: A major one. In reality, it would take Dr. Octavius thousands of years and a solar system's worth of space to create a protostar, not a few moments. Secondly, the heat generated from the protostar would kill everyone within a short radius instantly, but since this is Fiction Land, all the writers need is a scoop of {{Unobtainium}} to avoid accusations of CriticalResearchFailure.
* HeldGaze: Peter and Mary Jane continually throughout the movie. In one notable instance that Doc Ock [[MomentKiller destroys]] their mutual HeldGaze presages an AlmostKiss.
* HesBack: Subverted once, although it was easy to see coming, and then played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{Bones}} Dr. Temperance Brennan]] will not pay for late pizza.
** [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]] will not approve Aunt May's loan.
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HowDoIShotWeb: Appropriately enough.
* IHaveThisFriend: Peter recounting his loss of powers about his... sorry, his friend's dream of being Spider-Man and losing his powers to his doctor.
* IronicBirthday: Peter's
* LampshadeHanging: J. Jonah Jameson does one about Ock's MeaningfulName: "Guy named Otto Octavius winds up with eight limbs. What are the odds?"
** Although to be fair a guy with the name Octavius would be far more likely to build something based on the number eight.
* LastSecondChance
* MadeOfIron: Considering his lack of super-strength, Dr. Octavius survives quite a pummeling in all of his fight scenes with Spider-Man. In addition to the blows from Spidey's super-powered fists, he also gets smashed against a taxi hard enough to dent it and falls 20 stories onto a subway car, all with no injuries.
* MeaningfulName: Otto Octavius.
* MoralityChip: On the robotic arms. Predictably, it gets destroyed.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Octopus.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: On top of denying Aunt May and Peter Parker a loan, he denies them a coupon for a [[BankToaster free toaster]].
* MultiArmedMultitasking: Dr. Octopus does this when he builds the new sun-generator machine, with his long metallic tentacles.
* MythologyGag: Possibly, with Dr. Octopus holding Aunt May hostage. In the earlier comics, May (true to form at the time) was blissfully unaware that Dr. Octopus was a bad man, in this movie however, it's pretty clear.
** The famous [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/109340/2731807-_spider_man_no_more.jpg "Spider-Man No More"]] panel is paid homage to when Peter ditches his Spider-Man costume.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Aunt May, especially when she has an umbrella.
* NewEraSpeech
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* NotSoDifferent: The butler compares Harry to his dad.
-->'''Harry:''' Good night, Bernard.\\
'''Bernard:''' Your father only obsessed over his work.\\
'''Harry:''' ''(irritated)'' Good night, Bernard.
* TheObstructiveLoveInterest: Mary-Jane.
* OhCrap: A nice group example, seconds before "...it's a ''web''!!"
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Octavius is brilliant nuclear physicist who has nearly perfected a viable source of infinite power from nuclear fusion. On the way, he has also made revolutionary breakthroughs in robotics and software engineering to create his intelligent arms. Not only that, but he must have developed an extremely effective power source even before the fusion reactor just to power the extremely strong arms.
* PantyShot: Near the end as that wall's about to fall on Mary Jane and just before Peter catches it. Mary Jane falls backards, the wind blows her skirt up, giving the audience a quick view of her white panties.
* TheParagon: Aunt May points out to Peter that Spider-Man is a symbol of hope to people who are in the face of despair and that you trust him when he tells you to hold on for just a minute longer, and that even the boy across the street wants to be Spider-Man when he grows up.
** This saves Peter at the end when the people on the train rally against Octavius to protect an unconscious Peter, seeing him unmasked and realising that the hero putting himself in harms way to save them is "just a kid, no older than my son".
* PsychosomaticSuperpowerOutage: Peter loses his powers due to being unconsciously conflicted about whether or not to keep being Spider-Man.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Octavius has to drag the reactor with him into the river to stop it from destroying New York.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Doc Ock:]]''' I will not die a monster!
* RooftopConfrontation: Subverted. A fight between Spider-Man and Octavius begins on the roof of a building, but they end up chasing each other all over the city.
* RunawayBride: MJ leaves a ''note'' to let the groom know he's been abandoned at the altar.
* ShakyPOVCam: It's a Sam Raimi movie, what did you expect?!
* SinisterShades: the ones Otto wears when he abducts Mary Jane
* [[ThirtyMinutesOrItsFree Twenty Nine Minutes Or It's Free]]: Played straight with the opening sequence
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* TooDumbToLive: Dr Octavius, we know you have incredible confidence in your machine, but at the same time, did you ever stop to think that maybe conducting a test on an experimental ''fusion reactor'' in New York City was an incredibly wise decision? And this was ''before'' you went crazy?
* TrainStopping: Peter uses webs as a stretch net to brake the train to a stop
* TraintopBattle: Including a runaway train.
** If any irony, the entire train fight is a case of [[TheWindyCity Chicago doubling]], as the scene was filmed on Chicago's 'L' system: the only elevated tracks in the Manhattan portion of the subway are parts of the '''1''' train in Upper Manhattan. Furthermore, [[http://www.chicago-l.org/multimedia/Spiderman2/images/Spiderman2-2200s01.jpg the trains have fold-in doors]], when [[http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?98544 New York City Subway cars that are currently used in revenue service]] have sliding doors.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Osborn's tritium.
** Although it is an unusual example, since tritium is a real substance and is used in some fusion experiments. However, real tritium is nothing like the substance portrayed in the movie, and it effectively functions as Unobtainium that just happens to have a semi-accurate name.
* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Provides the page image. One of the funniest examples too.
* UnderTheTruck: Spidey is chasing two crooks in a car and naturally, a truck pulls out in the way. Rather than slide under, Spidey swings through the gap between the cab and trailer.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Doctor Octopus, thanks to the way those arms are stuck on him.
* [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong What Could Possibly Go Wrong]] with that nuclear experiment?
* WhenThingsSpinScienceHappens
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[[folder:Unique to ''Spider-Man 3'']]
* ActionSurvivor: Mary Jane in the final battle.
* AdvertisedExtra: Venom, though a possible {{subver|tedTrope}}sion as well. Venom was only in the movie for about ten minutes, but he surprisingly did a ''lot'' in ten minutes: [[spoiler: He teamed up with Sandman and kidnapped Mary Jane, which led to Peter and Harry's reconciliation, which led to Harry's death, which led to Peter and Mary Jane's reconciliation. Basically, the plot couldn't have wrapped up without Venom taking action.]]
** This really depends on whether you think of Venom as the combo of Eddie and the symbiote, or just the symbiote. From the idea that Venom is really the symbiote, only needing Eddie as a tool for revenge, then Venom has a lot of scenes, just no dialogue.
* AmnesiacDissonance: Harry.
* AntiVillain: Sandman, who became a criminal in order to steal money to save his sick daughter.
** A bit of a subversion, given that he has no qualms about pulverizing cops trying to rescue his completely innocent hostage.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In MJ's words regarding a possible relationship between Peter and Gwen: "How come you never mentioned her? She's your lab partner, you saved her life, she thinks you're a genius, and ''she had her polished fingernails all over you?''"
* BashBrothers: [[spoiler: Peter and Harry in the climax.]]
* BecameTheirOwnAntithesis: After encountering the symbiote Peter goes through this and recovers once he realizes what it is doing to him and how he affects some others. It is still hinted that his behavior came from an internal desire to act this way.
* BigDamnHeroes
* BigShutUp: Harry to Peter after Peter tries to explain that he didn't kill Harry's father. He either thinks he's lying or doesn't care since he always resented Peter.
* BittersweetEnding: Leans more towards the positive side: [[spoiler:Harry is dead but made amends with Peter, and Peter has to come to terms with having acted like a colossal jerk, but he's managed to overcome his dark side, forgiven the man who (accidentally) killed his uncle, and it's implied that his rocky relationship with Mary Jane will heal, and they'll be back together again]].
* CannotSpitItOut
* CastingGag: In this film, Mary Jane, a redhead is played by natural blonde KirstenDunst, whereas Gwen Stacy a blonde is played natural redhead Bryce Dallas Howard (daughter of RonHoward)
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Peter discovers that amplified sound (i.e. standing next to a ringing church bell) disrupted the symbiote long enough for Peter to remove it. He uses the same tactic during the final battle.]]
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Venom is ''never'' named at all. Likewise, Harry's costumed identity was referred to as "New Goblin" in promotional materials, but he's never called that during the film. However, Peter ''does'' taunt Harry by calling him "Little Goblin Junior" at one point. This was barely averted with Flint Marko who gets called "The Sandman" exactly once.
* CrowdSong
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler:The butler suddenly revealing the true nature of Norman's death to Harry. WordOfGod states that he was supposed to be a hallucination, representing Harry's good side, but he's seen interacting with Harry in Peter's presence, who doesn't act as if anything's wrong]].
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. There was no sense whatsoever in Spider-Man landing in front of the American flag right before the final battle besides a patriotic money shot.
* EasyAmnesia
* EvilCostumeSwitch
* EvilCounterpart: Eddie serves as one to Peter.
* EvilTastesGood: Harry gets a scene relating to this.
* {{Foreshadowing}}[=/=]CallBack: In their earlier chase/battle, when Peter throws one of Harry's bombs back at him, he's not trying to hit Harry, but merely wants to distract him long enough to knock Harry off his glider and get away. Their fight later on in the movie ends with Peter doing the same thing, and thanks to the symbiote Peter's wearing, [[TookALevelInJerkAss he's not nearly as nice about it]].
* FourLinesAllWaiting: One of the more common complaints about the movie was the fact that the presence of three major villains, each of whom has their own plot, as well as the romance plot, left the movie rather crowded.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: After Harry tells Peter that [[spoiler: he's "the other guy"]]:
-->Waitress: ''How's the pie?''
-->Harry: ''So goood.''
** "Miss Brant! That's not the position I hired you for!"
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HoverBoard: Adaptation of the Goblin Glider.
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Dr. Connors: "I'm a physicist, not a biologist."
* ItsAllAboutMe: Peter, Mary Jane, Harry, and Eddie Brock all suffer from this. The first three overcome it. Brock... doesn't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Ditkovich, so much. Justified in that landlords of such rundown tenements have to be callous and sometimes ruthless--but that doesn't mean they're heartless.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Harry Osborn didn't so much as to turn evil when he learns that his father was Green Goblin.
* LampshadeHanging: After the first battle with The Sandman, Peter blatantly asks out loud, "Where do these guys come from?"
* LittlestCancerPatient: Flint Marko's daughter.
* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent
* MythologyGag: The lizard skeleton in Curt Connors' lab when he calls Peter about the symbiote.
* NiceGirl: Gwen Stacy.
* NighInvulnerability: Sandman.
* NotMyDriver
* OutsideContextVillain / GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Venom symbiote's arrival is only not spoken of because of the fame of the character and because you expected it, but still, ''why does nobody ask where it came from in the movie?''
* PeekABangs
* PapaWolf: Sandman was willing to do ''anything'' to ensure his daughter is cured of her illness, even if it means having to go through a life of crime to do so.
* PowerHigh: When Peter gets the symbiote, he says, "I feel... wow... this feels good!"
* RaimiVision
* RecklessGunUsage: [[spoiler:How Flint killed Uncle Ben.]]
* {{Retcon}}: [[spoiler:Whoops, turns out the guy Spidey killed in the first movie didn't kill Uncle Ben after all, Sandman did! We never see Uncle Ben getting shot in the original, but it still gives no indication that there was more than one robber involved.]]
* RevengeMyopia: Harry has this as his motivation. He wants to kill Peter because Peter killed his father, the Green Goblin. However, just before the movie's climax, Harry's butler [[TheReveal reveals]] that [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard Green Goblin was killed by his own hover-board.]]]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: Both Harry and Eddie.
* RunningGag: How many times can the scenery hit Harry in the forehead?
* ScheduleSlip: There was only a 2-year gap between ''Spider-Man'' (2002) and ''Spider-Man 2'' (2004). This movie was slated for May 2006, but was pushed back to May 2007.
* SeekingSanctuary
* SeriesFinale: During development, the filmmakers weren't sure if there was going to be a Spider Man 4, so they designed movie 3 to act as a series finale if need be. In [[Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}} retrospect]], it seems to have been a wise choice.
* ShipperOnDeck: She may like Peter herself, but Ursula is still all for him and MJ.
* ShowerOfAngst
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Gwen.]]
* SpiderLimbs
* SteppingStonesInTheSky
* StepThreeProfit: Step 1, break Peter and Mary Jane up. Step 2, ???? Step 3, SPIDER-MAN IS FINISHED!
** In fairness, breaking up Peter and Mary Jane was probably just to screw with Peter.
* TakeItToTheBridge
* TakingTheBullet: Harry.
* TemporarilyAVillain: While he doesn't quite become a full-blown villain so to speak, Spider-Man shows a semi-evil side in Spider-Man 3 when the symbiote he has on his suit results in a major increase in vengefulness and aggressiveness. He doesn't switch sides; he's fighting against the same enemies as he was immediately before; but the symbiote's influence has him doing things he severely regrets and that the series portrays as very clearly wrong.
* TransformationTrauma
* UnflinchingWalk
* VehicleVanish: Harry pulls a particularly goofy one on Peter; Peter is looking through a diner's window at Harry, who is sitting, smiling at him before vanishing in such a way that it simply looks like he threw himself to the floor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sandman genuinely wants to do good by helping his daughter out of her illness. Unfortunately, he has to steal money from various places as well as AccidentalMurder [[spoiler:Peter Parker's uncle]] in order to do so.
* WhatTheHellHero: Gwen gives this to Peter in the restaurant scene, when she realizes he's only romancing her to humiliate Mary Jane. She even apologizes to MJ before storming off.
** M.J. delivers a significant one shortly after, when Peter shoves her to the ground while she's trying to break up a scuffle between him and the restaurant's bouncers. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone It finally gets him to see what the symbiote suit is doing to him.]]
** Eddie Brock actually calls out "What the hell!'" when Spider-Man breaks his camera.
*** Possible ActorAllusion, as Grace's character in That 70's Show frequently yells this line when his friends mess with him.
* WithinParameters: The scientists running an experiment involving a particle accelerator and sand notice that the weight of the sand is greater than expected. They write it off as a bird that will fly away once the experiment starts. The "bird" is actually Flint Marko, about to be turned into The Sandman. One wonders what 200-pound bird the scientists were thinking of.
** Brilliantly parodied in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoNgMVFQNBI this video]]. For brevity's sake, just jump to about 1:50.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Sandman.
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[[folder:Tropes used in multiple movies]]
* AdaptationDistillation: Classic moments, images and arcs from 40+ years of Spider-Man stories are squashed down to their best bits to fuel the films.
* BigBad: The Green Goblin in the first film, Doc Ock in the second, and the alien symbiote in the third (with Venom serving as the FinalBoss.)
* BigNo: Octavius discovering his new condition, [[spoiler:Brock before dying]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pete before getting his powers, and when they start failing.
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: In all three movies Peter Parker is targeted in some manner by a villain who wants to track down Spiderman.
* BuildingSwing
* BurningBuildingRescue
* BusFullOfInnocents: A tram car in the first, a train in the second.
* TheCameo: StanLee and BruceCampbell, in all movies. StanLee protects a little girl in the havoc created by the Green Goblin in the first film. In the second, he pulls a woman out of the way of falling debris while Spider-Man fights Doc Ock; "Look out!" is his only line. In the third, he has a much more substantial cameo as a man who talks to Peter on the street. "Y'know, I guess it's true what they say: one person really can make a difference. [[{{Catchphrase}} 'Nuff said]]."
** BruceCampbell appears once in every film as someone who actually helps develop Peter's plot in some small way. In the first movie, he plays the ring announcer who introduces Peter as Spider-Man instead of "The Human Spider" as Peter originally wanted. In #2, he plays an usher at the theater who refuses to let Peter in because the doors have already been closed. Finally in #3, he is a french Maître d' at a restaurant who gladly helps Peter with his plans to propose to Mary Jane (though it doesn't exactly work out).
** In the licensed games based on the films, Bruce also serves as the LemonyNarrator who walks you through tutorials. Though he doesn't seem very interested in it; at one point, he leaves to grab a sandwich.
* CashCowFranchise
* CasualDangerDialogue: The immortal "this is really heavy" in movie 2.
* CheapCostume
* ChestInsignia
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Harry.
* CivvieSpandex: Used in the second and third films. Dr. Octopus wears a trenchcoat and a suit. The Sandman, meanwhile, sticks to a pair of khakis and a green striped shirt while in Flint Marko form.
* ClothesMakeTheManiac
* TheCoconutEffect: The movies start off highlighting Spidey's use of SpiderSense in slow-motion, but as the films progress, the SpiderSense is more often implied that explicitly depicted, usually in the form of whiplash-quick reflexes and/or {{Off Hand Backhand}}s. Notably, the third movie never highlighted it at all, with Spider-Man's reflexes and Spider-Sense all rendered in real-time.
* CompositeCharacter: Mary Jane has some traces of Gwen Stacy in the first two movies.
** Mary Jane also has a strong basis in Liz Allan. Like Allan, MJ in the movies is a classmate and longtime crush of Peter's who is much higher on the social latter and dates Flash Thompson (although MJ did briefly date Flash as well, it didn't last long). In fact the only real similarities MJ has with her comics counterpart are her being Peter's neighbor, her coming from an abusive household, her brief relationship with Harry Osborn, and her aspirations to be an actress.
* ConfusedBystanderInterview: There are a few examples of this throughout the series.
* DaEditor: J. Jonah Jameson.
* DeadlyDodging
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Venom.]]
** All of whom ''have'' died in the comics, they just ended up [[DeathIsCheap coming back]] afterward.
*** To be fair, how many major comic book characters haven't died at some point or another?
* DeathBySecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Green Goblin is impaled soon after he discovers Peter's secret.]] In the second film, a big part of the movie marketing was that Harry would learn Peter's secret, [[spoiler: but Harry's death wouldn't come until he made the full transition to baddie in the third movie. Peter also reveals his identity to Doc Ock, probably knowing that this trope would spell death for the doctor. In the final movie, this works against Eddie Brock/Venom, but actually leads to the redemption of the Sandman.]] If this trope is truly in full swing, then [[spoiler: all those people on the subway in S2 better look both ways before crossing the street...]]
* DevelopmentGag: The second film has a couple of playful jabs at Tobey Maguire's back problems, which nearly forced him to drop out. This includes the "I'm back, I'm back! ...My back, my back!" scene, and a FreezeFrameBonus Bugle headline claiming link between back pain and brain shrinkage.
* DistressedDamsel: Mary Jane gets kidnapped by the villain in all three movies.
* FemaleGaze: Well, of course. We're talking about a muscular young dude who wears a skintight outfit and is unbelievable agile.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first film Harry Osborn says of his father "If I'm lucky I'll be half the man he was". Come the third movie, we find out what exactly is meant by this. There are other foreshadowing moments involving Harry, such as the green bowtie he wears during the wedding scene in 2, and [[spoiler: "They're my best friends ... I'd give my life for them"]].
* FreakLabAccident: Origin of all villains save Venom.
* GirlNextDoor: Mary Jane. Supplies the page image.
* TheGlassesComeOff: See BlindWithoutEm.
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Green Goblin in the first movie, the tentacle AI with Otto Octavius in the second, and Peter bonded with the symbiote in the third.
** Although one could argue that each one could have put a stop to it at any time.
* HappilyMarried: The Parkers and the Octaviuses.
* HarassingPhoneCall
* HeroesWantRedheads: Peter wants Mary Jane.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Doc Ock and Harry]].
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* IHaveYourWife: Mary Jane, [[DistressedDamsel of course]].
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* IvyLeague: Although Peter Parker attends the fictional Empire State University (modeled after New York University) in the comics, the Raimi films make him a student at Columbia.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold/[[EvenEvilHasStandards Even A Jerk Has Standards]]: J. Jonah Jameson, the man who has no problem defaming Spider-Man for the sake of eye-catching headlines, lies to the face of the Green Goblin so as to protect Peter.
** The novelization looks deeper into his motives: Jameson always protects his sources, and has gone to jail twice for doing so in the past.
** In the third movie, he's furious that Eddie Brock gave him fake photographs of Spiderman, commenting that "We haven't printed a retraction in twenty years!" Not only did he fire Brock, but additionally had him shamed on the front page alongside the retraction.
* LargeHam: All the villains but Sandman. Also, J. Jonah Jameson and Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Special mention has to go to Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. When he is fighting Peter, he is having the time of his life, complete with evil cackles and poor one-liners.
** EvilIsHammy: In addition to the villains, Maguire was having FAR too much fun being Emo-Jerkass-Peter in the middle of the third film.
* LightningBruiser: The Spidey in this trilogy seems to be stronger, faster and tougher than the one in ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}'' reboot who is more of a GlassCannon.
* LoadBearingHero
* MadeOfIron: Spidey is a given; his powers allow him to shrug off huge amounts of punishment. But especially notable is Ock in the second film. He's an out-of-shape scientist who shouldn't be standing after ''one'' of the super-strong Spider-Man's punches. Even if Spidey pulls his punches, Ock takes a web-slung bag of coins to the face at one point without a mark to show for it, and also keeps fighting after being slammed through the floor when Spidey catapults himself from the roof.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: Spider-Man's mask being destroyed, Venom removing his.
* MeaningfulFuneral
* {{Megane}}: Peter himself before he got his powers and turning back to normal. Doesn't wear glasses in the third movie.
* MomentKiller: And how!
* MrFanservice
* MythologyGag: The old TV series theme.
* NeutralFemale: Mary Jane and Aunt May do some subversions.
* NeverMyFault: Harry and Eddie Brock.
* NiceGuy / NiceGirl: Ben and May Parker.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Parts 1 and 3.
* OminousLatinChanting: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GusLypfx7OQ trailer]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q6skxRLnsI songs]].
* OnceAnEpisode: Cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell, an [[ThemeTuneCameo in-movie performance]] of the 1960s TV show's theme.
* PluckyComicRelief: J. Jonah Jameson and his assistant Hoffman. Also Peter's landlord and his daughter.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts 1 and 2, and some of Part 3 in regards to the Symbiote.
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Green Goblin and Doc Ock.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* ReflectiveEyes
* RunningGag: Jameson keeps yelling for '''"HOFFMAN!"''' who keeps appearing faster and faster as the movies progress, much to Jonah's confusion, eventually culminating in Jameson screaming his name while turning around, only to be face to face with Hoffman ''before he finished saying his name''.
* SayMyName: The entire trilogy could be summarized through one name: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOTOJu_elw8&feature=player_embedded "MARY JAAAAAAAAANE!"]]
* SecretIdentity: Peter's secret identity as Spider-Man.
* ShapeShifterBaggage: Where does Peter get the mass for all those webs his body produces without being an extreme BigEater?
** To be fair, in the comics, the web fluid is normally super compressed and expands on contact with the air. As a general rule, a golf ball sized packet of compressed web fluid is enough to fuel all the webbing you need for at least a day, even if used heavily and frequently, and it doesn't weigh much. So Pete doesn't need very much extra mass.
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut:
** Peter opening his shirt like {{Superman}}; Doc Ock climbing NY buildings like Film/KingKong; "Symbiote Night Fever".
** Shouting "{{Shazam}}!" and "[[{{Superman}} Up, up and away]], web!" in the first movie, which was [[ThrowItIn an ad-lib]] by Maguire.
** In the novelization of the first movie, the wheelchaired and bald Oscorp Board Member, Maximillian Fargas, is compared to the "professor character in that [[Film.XMen mutant movie]]."
** Aunt May telling Peter that he's not "{{Superman}}."
** When Jonah and Hoffman are discussing what to call Octavius for the paper headline:
-->'''Jonah''': What are we gonna call this guy?\\
'''Hoffman''': "Doctor Octopus?"\\
'''Jonah''': That's crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Science Squid"?\\
'''Jonah''': Crap.\\
'''Hoffman''': "Comicbook/DoctorStrange"?\\
'''Jonah''': That's pretty good... [[MythologyGag But it's taken]]!
** Peter's landlord and his daughter, the [[SteveDitko Ditko]]vich's.
** Before the SadisticChoice:
-->'''Green Goblin''': [[TheIronGiant We are who we choose to be, now choose!]]
** One of the surgeons trying to operate on Octopus raises an arm holding a chainsaw a là [[Film/EvilDead Ash in Army of Darkness]]
* SoftGlass: Shards of glass rarely give more than a few minor scratches. Averted with the death of Rosie Octavius in the second movie.
* SomethingPerson: Spider-Man and Sandman.
* SnarkKnight: While not making as many jokes as other versions of the character, he does make a few in each movie at his opponents' expense.
* SpiderSense
* SpinningPaper
* SpontaneousCrowdFormation: In the first film, they help Spidey by throwing insults and rocks at the Green Goblin. The second film plays on this, by having the crowd stand up to Doctor Octopus, only for him to easily brush them aside, snatch the defeated Spidey and carry him off.
* StarvingStudent: Peter Parker, particularly in the second movie which has him struggling through college without money and his superhero identity compounding his hardships.
* StealthHiBye
* SympathyForTheHero: Both 1 and 2 have InnocentBystanders coming to Spidey's aid. More empahsized in 2, when the people on the train see him without his mask and comment on [[JustAKid how young he is]], then [[GoThroughMe try to protect him]] from Doc Ock.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* ThemeTuneCameo: The old TV series theme.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Harry Osborn and Mary-Jane in the second movie. Peter in the third movie.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: When you watch the trailer after watching the movie, it's impressive how much plot is given.
** The most egregious example has to be [[spoiler: showing Harry pulling off Peter's mask]] in the second film.
* VariableTerminalVelocity
* WhipPan: How Spider-Sense is portrayed.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/SpiderMan. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.

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Trilogy of films starring Tobey Maguire as the Creator/MarvelComics superhero ComicBook/SpiderMan.ComicBook/Spider-Man. All were directed by Creator/SamRaimi of ''EvilDead'' fame. Pretty highly successful in both the critical and box-office record departments (save for the third movie's mixed reviews and fan backlash). After the third movie, the franchise received a ContinuityReboot with an all-new creative team with ''Film/{{The Amazing Spider-Man}}''.
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