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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  3 July 2012 (USA)
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After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.



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Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. Written by Columbia Pictures

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His past was kept from him. His search for answers has just begun. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spiderman  »

Box Office


$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$62,004,688 (USA) (6 July 2012)


$262,030,663 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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Loved this movie ***May Contain Spoilers***
17 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***Note: May Contain Spoilers*** Plot: High schooler, Peter Parker, is a photographer, a social outcast, and is fascinated in science. He visits Oscorp, his father's old job, and meets his fathers old partners. He falls in love with Gwen Stacy, and has to fight the Lizard. 10/10

Characters: Peter Parker - 10/10 Gwen Stacy - 10/10 Curt Connors - 4/10 Uncle Ben - 9.5/10 Aunt May - 7/10 Lt. Stacy - 6/10 Overall: 8/10

Graphics - 10/10 Music - 6/10

Differences: You meet Peter's parents You see uncle Ben's death There is no MJ Different villain

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