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!! The movie:
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Dashboard Confessional's song, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_OfmgQyI5E Vindicated]]" at the end. This song fits Peter's joyous mood at the end of the sequel with knowing he has Mary Jane's love, she knows about his life and he does not have to bear his superhero burdens alone anymore, "I am Vindicated!/I am selfish/I am wrong/ I am right!/I swear I'm right!/I swear I knew it all along!"
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Ursula, the shy daughter of Peter's landlord, who a substantial amount of fans would have preferred to see Peter get together with rather than MJ.
** Doc Ock, who is often considered the trilogy's best villain.
* EvenBetterSequel: While the first movie is considered good, this is widely thought of as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.
* GeniusBonus: The play M.J. is in is ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', a comedy about double identities. [[SecretIdentity Sound familiar?]]
* GrowingTheBeard: Fans of the original Raimi trilogy generally consider this to be the best installment.
* HilariousInHindsight: Jameson briefly implies that Doctor Strange exists in the movie's 'verse. He would later join the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse just one film after Spider-Man.
* MemeticMutation:
** [[{{Website/YTMND}} Whoa.....he stole that guy's PIZZA!]] Quickly became one of the site's most popular fads, with imaginative re-cuts of films and music videos with Donnell Rawlings, even including the two musical stings right after his line.
** J. Jonah Jameson's laughing face. Many knows him as the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/aww-yea-guy Aww Yea Guy]].
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBrU9laptGI The scene it comes from as well]], in which he laughs for almost ten seconds when Peter asks to be paid in advance, and then says [[MyGodYouAreSerious "You serious?"]]
* {{Narm}}: The actors who were cast to play the extras for this movie hardly ever felt like they were natural human beings. The worst offender was when Doc Ock opens up the train car to take an exhausted Peter with him, and everyone who stood in his way gave a halfhearted "you're going to have to go through me" one-liner.
* ToughActToFollow: [[Film/SpiderMan3 No]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan subsequently]] [[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2 released]] ''Spider-Man'' film to date has managed to reach the movie's critical acclaim. [[VideoGame/SpiderMan2 The game]] seems to be this for every subsquent Spider-Man game, especially when it comes to the web-slinging mechanics of later games.
* SignatureScene: The train scene is the first thing that pops up when you remember about this movie. As an added bonus, scientists who have been working on replicating spider silks as a new clothing material like to refer to this particular scene as their source of inspiration.
* WhatAnIdiot: Really, Peter? You could test your powers anywhere safe by trying to climb a wall, but you go and jump of a building? Firstly, the fall could have been lethal, and secondly, what if somebody who knew May had seen it? Who knows what might have happened if somebody told May that Peter jumped from a roof in an apparent suicide attempt.

!! The Game:
* AnticlimaxBoss: After he pulls off a convincing alien invasion hoax and a trippy "funhouse of doom", you'd expect [[MasterOfIllusion Mysterio]] to have an imaginative boss fight, especially when the cutscene prior gives him three health bars. Instead, [[ZeroEffortBoss he just stands and boasts while doing nothing to harm you, and one punch does him in]].
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The entirety of the Mysterio plotline is this, but perhaps it's at its biggest at the "Funhouse of Doom" section. Spider-Man goes through a bizarre funhouse with wobbly clowns, creepy holographic heads and a hall of mirrors where his reflections come to life and try and kill him... and it's all seemingly within an ordinary apartment building. And all this is never brought up again.
* DemonicSpiders: The mooks using PoweredArmor. They're strong, durable, and have weapons that can knock Spidey down for a few seconds. Even worse is that after you first fight them in the plot, they can show up when taking a civilian mission.
* EvenBetterSequel: Compared to the previous movie adaptation game, ''Spider-Man 2'' is an improvement on every level, being regarded as one of (if not the) best superhero games.
* MemeticMutation: "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ7n95lCwik&list=PL7A74A4261B906CA3 Ooohh noooo... Doooctooor Cooonnerrrss' claaassss...]]''"
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: The video game adaption is also held in high regard as one of the best superhero games of all time (many considered it THE best until the release of the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'' five years later), and alongside ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulkUltimateDestruction'' and the ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' games, revived the "Superhero Sandbox" genre after ''{{VideoGame/Superman 64}}'' destroyed its credibility.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: While the console versions are very well-regarded, the PC version is completely different, being much simpler and mediocre, having a totally different plot, and lacking the size and complexity that made the console versions so beloved.
* ScrappyMechanic: People ''hate'' the kids who lose their balloons. The ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'' game [[TakeThatScrappy took a jab at it]] by having the first person that the player-controlled Venom kills in the game be [[KickTheSonOfABitch an obnoxious little kid with a balloon]]. In the same vein, the children's crying and whining over their lost balloons for almost every player became the MostAnnoyingSound.
* ThatOneLevel: "When Aliens Attack" can be rather annoying; at one point, you must web swing to the Statue of Liberty on [=UFOs=], which can be rather finnicky due to their small size, and then you have to destroy eight orbs on the sdes of a larger UFO. It's very easy to fall down, and maintaining the right altitude to reach the orbs is difficult. Mysterio's "Funhouse of Doom" in the same chapter is also difficult, and is a borderline MarathonLevel thanks to the final area requiring you to break several mirrors and defeat durable clones that spawn from each one.
* UncannyValley: While Mysterio's helmet is usually obscuring, you can see what's underneath via two holograms in the Funhouse of Doom. It's... not exactly a pleasant sight.
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