: 11+ Starring
: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco What Parents Should Know
: Parents need to know that “Spider-Man 2,” the second in the Tobey Maguire-era “Spiderman” trilogy, has lots of comic book-style violence. Cars (taxis, most often) are thrown into buildings, heroes and villains throw each other from high buildings, and, perhaps most disturbingly, the wife of a character is killed when glass in a building shatters and the shards fly straight for her face. There is some drinking — a character is shown drinking whiskey at a bar and at home. Beyond this, the film raises important metaphorical questions about the importance of using your talents and gifts to their peak potential instead of casting them aside in order to be "normal." —Common Sense Media
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