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MEN IN BLACK 2

There's a new axis of evil threatening the world's security — Dr. Octopus, Magneto, the Kingpin of Crime, and the Green Goblin (among others). Fortunately, the forces of light are mobilizing too — Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, the X-Men. Battles between good and evil are poised to commence in cinemas around the world, starting soon.

Once again Hollywood has turned to comic books for plot, character and box office power. Despite the initial success of Warner Bros.' Batman franchise (the first installment in 1989 grossed $413 million on a budget of $35 million, but by 1997's Batman &...

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