When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
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
Before filming, Rhys Ifans researched his role by meeting several real handicapped people (who have missing limbs). He also spent one month performing his daily activities using only his left hand - including tying a tie. The script had a small snippet written where Connors ties a tie, but it was not filmed as it was too time consuming. See more »
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 »
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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