Peter tells Uncle Ben that he’s going to the library. Ben tells Peter that he’ll drop him off so he can speak to him one-on-one. Ben has noticed that Peter is different from before. After they arrive at the library, the two argue with each other. Peter is a bit of a jerk to Ben in what will be their final confrontation. Sam Raimi, the director, does an excellent shot of Ben driving away to enhance this moment.
After Ben’s death, Peter finds Ben’s killer inside of an abandoned warehouse. He takes the goon out, then decides to become a permanent crimefighter. As his crusade as a hero gets stronger, Norman Osborn dressed as a goblin starts wreaking more havoc. He starts using a glider with bombs to attack people that threaten him. He kills people as the drugs have overtaken his mind.
J. Jonah Jameson also makes an appearance as comedic relief. Peter starts working for the Bugle. Jameson gets into the crosshairs of the rivalry, but doesn’t get hurt. Jameson also starts calling Norman’s disguise the Green Goblin. The rivalry between Spider-Man and Green Goblin gets personal as the two deduce the other’s identity. Norman attacks the ones that Peter loves, which leads to an emotional climax.