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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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Storyline

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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3 July 2012 (USA)  »

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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

Andrew Garfield was announced for the lead role in early July 2010. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Connors says some lizards can regrow lost limbs "at will". The regrowth is an automatic process like hair growth on mammals, no "will" is involved. He is imputing will to a natural process, a rather clumsy anthropomorphic metaphor for someone who should know much better. 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 »


Soundtracks

Til Kingdom Come
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland (as Jonathan Buckland), Will Champion (as William Champion) and Chris Martin
Performed by Coldplay
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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" Your abilities are not only a power, they are a responsibility "
19 November 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This movie " The Amazing Spiderman, " has been way over-due. Ever since it's initial creation by Stan Lee (who makes his usual Cameo appearance), audiences have been hungrily awaiting this new addition. This time, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) confronts a new and incredibly powerful super villain called, 'The Lizard'. Self created by a one armed scientist, named ( Rhys Ifans ) or Dr. Curt Connors, Spiderman unknowingly gives the fantastic formula to a desperate man who has been trying to invent a way for a human to re-generate a missing limb, without realizing the unfortunate side effects. From the beginning, the film has a dark, foreboding and sinister aspect, which pervades through the entire story. Indeed, this sequel returns to it's early history in that the audience is introduced to Parker's lost parents, as well as his present guardians superbly played by Martin Sheen (Who adds a bit of Panache to the movie and Sally Field. Furthermore, Parker is given a new girlfriend called Gwen Stacy and her father seriously played by Denis Leary. The movie itself is incredible, what with all new high flying action sequences, aerial effects and numerous exciting scenes. Although a bit heavy in using mostly nighttime exteriors, it does lend credence to Parker's equally somber state of mind. Over all, the film is grimly superior to earlier chapters and is therefore easily crafted to enthrall us. As a result, the cast and crew, have intentionally created a Classic in the process. Easily recommended to all. ****


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