I went to see Spiderman 2 last night (no band practice). Great film! At least as good as the first film, if not better. Great special effects are a given these days, but there are some great action sequencies, scenes where the actors really are acting and displaying emotions (not always the case in big budget action blockbusters, alas), a plot that made sense (even if some of the science seemd a bit dodgy) and lots of nice touches (eg the busker singing the "Spiderman" song from the 1960's cartoon series). I also liked the cheeky way in which the film's makers (maybe Sam Raine himself?) stole a plot device from Shakespeare to set up Spiderman 3 (I won't write any more, I don't want to spoil it for people who haven't seen it yet). If you're going to steal ideas from another writer, you may as well go for the best, and his plays are out of copyright! The only slight disappointment was Danny Elfman's score, which was too much like his score for Batman (then again, so was his score for Spiderman 1). However, there was some great bass trombone playing on the soundtrack, and you can never have too much great bass trombone playing!