Spider-Man (2002) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Spider-Man

Sam Raimi, 2002

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Spider-Man
Peter David, 2002

NOVELIZATION

Spider-Man is a movie novelization written by Peter David in 2002 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Sam Raimi in 2002. The movie features Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The Movie is based on

Comic Book cover
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Comic Book by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)

7.8

/ 10

Book Cover: Spider-Man (Peter David, 2002)

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Storyline

On a school trip, high school senior Peter Parker visits a Columbia University genetics laboratory, where he is bitten by a genetically engineered super spider that escaped from containment and seemingly falls ill after returning home.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Spider-Man, the 2002 movie by Sam Raimi

Year

2002

Minutes

121

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

Spider-Man

Country: USA

Year: 2002

Length: 2h1m

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Cover of Spider-Man, the 2002 book by Peter David

Year

2002

Pages

320

Book Rate

7.86

S: Goodreads

Book

Spider-Man

Subtitle: The Official Novelization

Country: USA

First published in: 2002

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Fiction

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Spider-Man, the 2002 movie by Sam Raimi

Movie

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18 VOTES

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Cover of Spider-Man, the 2002 book by Peter David

Book

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4 VOTES

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Spider-Man, the 2002 movie by Sam Raimi

WATCH

Yes

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11% No

16 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Spider-Man, the 2002 book by Peter David

READ

Yes

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33% No

6 votes

3 votes

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