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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To prepare for his role as Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield studied the movements of spiders and tried to incorporate them as much as he could: "Parker is a boy/spider in terms of how he moves, and not just in the suit." See more »


When Spider-Man comes out of the sewer, he calls Gwen on his cell phone, but he didn't have a bag or anything, so where was he keeping the phone? His outfit doesn't have any pockets. See more »


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

The film title is covered in spider-webs crawling with spiders. See more »


Spin-off The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) See more »


Bus Bus
Written and Performed by Amy Ray
Courtesy of Daemon Records
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User Reviews

Best Spiderman yet!!
15 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, I had high expectations for this movie, and let me say that it exceeded those expectations. The story is perfectly done, the cast played there parts very well (especially Garfield and Stone ), the action was very well done and the score is absolutely astonishing. Seeing this made me excited for the sequels coming in the future. I can tell that the "Amazing Spiderman" movies will continue to get better and better. I am loving the different take on Spiderman. Andrew Garfield is the perfect choice for Spiderman. Now don't get me wrong, Tobey Maguire was a good Spiderman, but there was several things wrong with him. 1. Was his size. He was just too buff to be Spiderman. I know this is a stupid reason, but it's a reason none the less. 2. His tone was too monotone at most points. Those are just a few. Garfield embodied all that was needed to be Spiderman. Now, as everyone should have been able to tell, the cast had incredible chemistry with each other. Not saying the cast of Raimi's trilogy didn't have chemistry with each other, but the cast in this movie just worked and flowed with each other. That is one of the key things in making a movie.

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