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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack (as Jake Ryan Keiffer)


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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point in the film, Peter is wearing a "The Ramones" T-Shirt. The Ramones recorded a notable cover of The Theme From Spider-Man (1967). See more »


When Peter is taking a picture of Gwen, there is a point of view shot of Peter's rangefinder camera that shows the viewfinder markings not consistent with rangefinder cameras. It shows instead an SLR camera's viewfinder markings, something people are more familiar with. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in An American Mary in London (2012) See more »


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Written by Alex Greenwald
Performed by Phantom Planet
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User Reviews

I really don't get all the hate!
10 November 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I admit that I too didn't exactly get that excited when I heard that this was in the making. The Sam Raimi trilogy was a fun ride, and the idea of making another Spider-Man movie with a completely new cast seemed strange and unnecessary. When the cast was announced, I got a little bit curious, but nothing more.

However, when I watched it, I got a whole other impression. I really liked it. The atmosphere was great, and perhaps a little darker than the Sam Raimi movies at times. I know many of you who read this will hate me for saying this, but I actually think this movie was a LITTLE bit better that the previous ones. Not much, but just a hint better. One thing is the cast. I really didn't like Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man that much. I didn't have a huge problem with him back then, but now when I saw this, I must say that I like Andrew Garfields "version" better. He's a little more tougher, both physically and in personality. Also, I think Emma Stone did good as Gwen Stacy. I liked her better as Peter Parker's girlfriend than Kirsten Dunst. The Villain, too, was great. I won't say more about him, not wanting to spoil anything.

When I read many of the reviews in here, I don't see much positivity about this movie. I think that's unfair. At least, it's mediocre. Giving this a 1/10 is criminally wrong. At least I think so. If you wonder if you should see this or not, at least give it a chance. Don't let the bad reviews scare you away.

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