With that of Sam Raimi Spider-man 2 Being considered one of the greatest superhero movies of all time, Doc Ock is considered one of the greatest villains of the genre. Alfred Molina plays Otto Octavius ââaka Doc Ock with charm, intimidation, fun and complexity.
Fans are thrilled Molina is returning as MCU’s next sequel Spider-Man: No Path Home, thanks to the multiverse. And as fans will no doubt revisit Spider-man 2 in the works, they can enjoy some of the best quotes from Doc Ock that help make him such a good villain.
ten “You stuck your websites in my business for the last time!” “
One of the great things about Sam Raimi Spider Man movies, is that he’s always totally willing to be at least a little campy. While many subsequent superhero films have tried to approach the genre in a grounded or grainy way, Raimi embraces the silliness of the source material.
When Spider-Man and Doc Ock go head-to-head, Ock comes up with a line of villains that make it seem like it could have been pulled straight from the pages of the Marvel comics. And yet, along with Molina’s heartfelt performance, that never makes the villain laughable.
9 “Love should never be a secret.”
Much like the other Spider-Man movies, Spider-man 2 allows Peter to develop a bond with Octavius ââbefore they become enemies. When Peter goes to talk to the teacher for a school assignment, Octavius ââis a helpful mentor.
Not only does Octavius ââoffer advice for Peter’s studies, but he also gives him advice on Peter’s complicated love life, encouraging him to tell Mary Jane how he feels. It’s a rare moment when a villain speaks to their opponent on a personal level and proves that Doc Ock is a villain worthy of redemption.
When Octavius ââbecomes controlled by his mechanical arms, he really leans in to be a villain and can be quite evil. In fact, after he robs a bank, Doc Ock uses Aunt May as a hostage that Spider-Man does not represent.
While hanging on the side of a building, Spider-Man tries to convince Doc Ock to hand over Aunt May to him. Instead, Doc Ock lets her down and ironically blames “Butterfingers”. While he was charming before his accident, Doc Ock proves he can have a lot of fun being the bad guy.
7 “You have a train to catch.”
One of the most emblematic moments of the Spider Man The trilogy is the battle between Spider-Man and Doc Ock on a bullet train through New York City. It’s one of the best action sequences of any superhero movie and really establishes Doc Ock as a big bad guy.
Once again, the film takes advantage of mixing the sincerity of a live-action movie with a little cartoonish energy. When Doc Ock turns off breaks and makes a pun about Peter taking a train, he perfectly crosses that thin line between being a fun villain and being too over the top.
6 “That’s right … the real crime would be not to finish what we started.”
One of the best things about Raimi’s version of Doc Ock is the influence his mechanical arms have on him. When the accident destroys his inhibitor chip, he begins having conversations with these robotic limbs as if they are literally devils on his shoulder, telling him to do bad things.
After the accident, Doc Ock begins talking to arms for the first time. It’s an interesting one-sided conversation as Doc Ock is convinced to continue with his project despite his obvious danger. It’s especially intriguing when the guns convince him to become a criminal to fund the project.
5 “Peter Parker? Brilliant but lazy.”
During the decisive battle of Spider-man 2, Spider-Man is able to make sense of Doc Ock. He is momentarily shaken from the trance he was in and he recognizes Peter. In fact, he remembers Dr. Connors’ assessment of the young student as “brilliant but lazy”.
In the midst of Doc Ock destroying almost the entire town, he returns to this charming mentor and remembers Peter as the young student he bonded with. The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Path Home alludes to Doc Ock remembering Peter, so it’ll be interesting to see if any of that connection remains.
4 “Listen to me now!”
Once Peter is able to talk to Octavius, it’s clear that the good part of him is still somewhere inside. Peter is able to convince Doc Ock that his machine must be stopped before it destroys the city, but Doc Ock must also convince his arms.
This is a defining moment for the character when he finds his agency again and is able to become a hero again. After the mechanical arms have had control over him for so long, he is able to use his own willpower to overcome them and make them listen.
3 “Find him. Or I’ll take the flesh off his bones.”
What makes Doc Ock such a big bad in Spider-man 2 is that, with all the sympathy the public could have for him, he’s still capable of being an intimidating villain. When Harry Osborn betrays Peter Parker and sends Doc Ock after him, Doc Ock is able to show just how threatening he can be.
After throwing a car out of a cafe window, Doc Ock grabs Mary Jane. Confronted with Peter, he tells him to deliver Spider-Man to him before threatening Mary Jane with a truly terrifying threat. The way the mechanical arm snaps into place after the threat of Doc Ock makes it even more memorable.
2 “I will not die a monster.”
Even though he’s one of Spider-Man’s biggest enemies in the comics, Spider-man 2 allows Doc Ock to be a tragic villain. Not only can he not be completely responsible for his crimes, but he also gets a sacrificial death at the end.
With his device overloaded and threatening to consume the city, Doc Ock realizes that the only way to stop him is to throw him into the river. He knows it’s an act that will kill him too, but before he goes, he’s determined to redeem himself at all costs.
1 “The power of the sun in the palm of my hand.”
Doc Ock’s experiment in developing a fusion device that becomes his obsession throughout the film. And although Doc Ock is corrupted by mechanical arms as a result of an accident, it is clear that he has already developed a bit of a divine complex because of this work.
As the power of fusion kicks in, he says âThe power of the sun in the palm of my handâ which becomes a repeated line for the character. It’s interesting how the line changes over the course of the film, starting with hope before turning manic.
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