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Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

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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, 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, 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 Nicky Mitchell

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love | hero | spider man | lizard | teenager | See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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3 July 2012 (USA)  »

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Spiderman  »

Box Office

Budget:

$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to costume designer Kym Barrett, the Spider-Man costume was specially designed to resemble an acrobat costume: "We wanted a design that would make the body longer and more lithe, someone incredibly agile; the legs of the spider-symbol on the chest were used to emphasize that." See more »

Goofs

After Peter saves a student from Flash's bullying, Peter sits in his chair in the classroom and puts his head down, resting it on his camera. The immediate next shot from the back of his head shows him sitting upright, putting his head down again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Not long into the credits, a scene appears of Dr. Conners in his asylum cell, talking to a mysterious man. See more »


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No Way Down
Written by James Mercer
Performed by The Shins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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The Fast-Paced Reinvention of a Hero
10 November 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The trilogy of the Spider-Man by Sam Raimi is very faithful to the comic book's hero from my childhood. "The Amazing Spider-Man" is not a bad movie, but is a fast-paced reinvention of the hero and therefore I was a little disappointed with the story.

Peter Parker is no longer the outcast nerd that is bullied by everyone at high-school and needs to work to support his beloved Aunt May. He dates Gwen and immediately discloses his identity to her. After discovering that he has superpowers, he immediately jumps from the top of a building in a reckless attitude. He does not also grieve the loss of his Uncle Ben. There are many other differences regarding the original Spider-Man.

The best that this film offers are the top-notch special effects that are very impressive. The story is only reasonable and I prefer Sam Raimi's movies. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Espetacular Homem-Aranha" ("The Spectacular Spider- Man")


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