Less Moore

Less Moore: If the crowds heading into Spiderman II tonight were any indication, the movie buzz is moving beyond last weeks puffery over Farhenheit 911. More importantly, the crowds coming out of the film were like me: ready to go back in for another two hour dose of pure escapism. This movie captures the essence of why I loved comic books as a kid: a committed yet confused hero vs. a demonic bad guy who still manages to elicit our sympathy. But who am I kidding? This is not a movie one goes to for plot line and character development. This is a film about old-fashioned fun and new-fangled special effects. And on both of those fronts, it delivers everything you’d want from a July 4th weekend movie.