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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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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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John Slattery, Sam Elliott and R. Lee Ermey were rumored for the role of J. Jonah Jameson. However, this character, a legendary part of Spider-Man's mythos, does not appear in this film. See more »


Dr. Connors' right arm-stump is very muscular. However, as anyone who has worked with amputees knows, after several years of having an amputated limb, the remaining stump still attached, experiences degeneration and is withered. 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 »


Referenced in Jane by Design: The Sleepover (2012) See more »


No Way Down
Written by James Mercer
Performed by The Shins
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One of the best adaptations.
19 October 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Having realized I'm a sucker for all these comic book adaptations, of course I had to see this one as well. I never did like the earlier Spiderman movies, being the main role or the supporting ones, I'm not sure; but they still stand among the movies I'm not eager to watch again. But this one, on the contrary, was actually quite entertaining. Not was it only packed with really great CGI, but it had a great flow built up on both action, drama, romance and humor.

At least for me this is what makes a good movie. I never once thought "Oh, my goodness that was lame" (which I often actually do), instead I was rather surprised I was laughing out loud in more than one of the scenes.

All the actors did a MARVELous job, meaning all the jokes, the depth of the drama, and the sincerity of both the romance and the action stood solid throughout the movie. Speaking of the actors: the casting was brilliant. All of the main actors (and I guess most of the supporting ones) was perfect for their roles, and must have made the script it self proud.

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