The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Ben Parker: Peter? I know things have been difficult lately and I'm sorry about that. I think I know what you're feeling. Ever since you were a little boy, you've been living with so many unresolved things. Well, take it from an old man. Those things send us down a road... they make us who we are. And if anyone's destined for greatness, it's you, son. You owe the world your gifts. You just have to figure out how to use them and know that wherever they take you, we'll always be here. So, come on home, Peter. You're my hero... and I love you!
Spider-Man: Ahem. You know, in the future, if you're going to steal cars, don't dress like a car thief, man.
Car Thief: Who are you? Are you a cop?
Spider-Man: Really? You seriously think I'm a cop? Cop in a skin-tight red and blue suit?
Peter Parker: [eating meat loaf from the fridge exhausted] This beats all of the meat loafs.
May Parker: Something is very wrong.
Ben Parker: Yeah. Nobody likes your meat loaf.
Miss Ritter: Mr. Parker! Tardy again?
Peter Parker: Sorry Miss Ritter! It won't happen again, I promise.
Miss Ritter: Don't make promises you can't keep.
Peter Parker: Yeah but those are the best kind.
Gwen Stacy: No, Dad, I do not want cocoa. Honestly, I'm 17 years old.
George Stacy: Okay. I just thought I remembered somebody saying last week that her fantasy was to live in a chocolate house.
Gwen Stacy: Well, that's impractical.
[she shuts the door, then reopens it]
Gwen Stacy: And fattening.
[closes the door again]
Peter Parker: Chocolate house.
Gwen Stacy: Did you get expelled?
Peter Parker: No. No, I didn't get expelled, I got community service.
[They smile at each other and wait around awkwardly, then Gwen turns to go]
Peter Parker: Um so, uh, you want to, uh... I don't know.
Gwen Stacy: Wanna what?
Peter Parker: I don't know. Just, uh... Um... I don't know, we could, I don't know, we could uh... Or we could do something else, or we could, with no... We, like, we could...
Gwen Stacy: [Smiling] Yeah.
Peter Parker: Yeah?
Gwen Stacy: Yeah, either one.
Peter Parker: Really?
Gwen Stacy: Sure.
Peter Parker: Okay, all right then. Sounds good.
Gwen Stacy: Cool.
Peter Parker: We all have secrets: the ones we keep... and the ones that are kept from us.
Gwen Stacy: [Answering phone] Hi.
Spider-Man: Hey, where are you?
Gwen Stacy: Peter, hi. I'm at Oscorp.
Spider-Man: You have to get out of there right now. Ok?
Gwen Stacy: The antidote is cooking.
Spider-Man: No, no, no. Connors is on the way. He's coming to you right now.
Spider-Man: He needs the dispersement device. He's gonna infect the while city!
Gwen Stacy: There's eight minutes left.
Spider-Man: You're gonna wait there for eight minutes after what I just told you? People are gonna die! You leave right now. That is an order, ok?
Gwen Stacy: I'm gonna get everybody out.
Spider-Man: Did you hear wh-
[Gwen hangs up]
Spider-Man: Gwen! Gwen! You Mother Hubbard. Are you serious?
May Parker: Why didn't you tell me you didn't like my meat loaf? You could have said that to me 37 years ago.
Ben Parker: Um...
May Parker: How many meat loaves have I made for you?
Gwen Stacy: [finds out Peter is Spider-Man] Oh, I'm in trouble.
Gwen Stacy: Where have you been?
Peter Parker: Hi.
Gwen Stacy: [spoiler] My father died. There was a funeral.
Gwen Stacy: They shot off...
Gwen Stacy: rifles and they made speeches. Two of my teacher showed up. And Fl-Flash showed up. Everyone was there but you.
Peter Parker: [Wipes Gwen's cheek] I can't do this. I can't do this.
Peter Parker: I'm sorry. I can't...
Gwen Stacy: What are you saying?
Peter Parker: I can't see you anymore. I can't.
Gwen Stacy: [Begins walking away, pauses, and turns back toward Peter] He made you promise, didn't he? To stay away from me, so I'd be safe.
Gwen Stacy: [Peter and Gwen are kissing in her room while she cleans his wounds] Easy, Bug Boy.
Peter Parker: [grins] What did you call me?
Car Thief Cop: Freeze! You in the tights, don't move!
Spider-Man: You serious?
Car Thief Cop: Who are you?
Spider-Man: No one seems to grasp the concept of the mask.
[Peter walks towards cop]
Car Thief Cop: Freeze!
Spider-Man: [dodges] I just did 80% of your job. Huh? And that - Is that how you repay me?
[throws cop's gun under car]
George Stacy: I was wrong about you, Peter. This city needs you. Here. You're gonna need this.
[gives Peter his Spider-Man mask]
George Stacy: You're gonna make enemies. People will get hurt. Sometimes the people closest to you. So I want you to promise me something, okay? Leave Gwen out of it. Promise me that. Huh? You promise me.
Ben Parker: You are a lot like your father. You really are, Peter, and that's a good thing. But your father by a philosophy, a principle, really. He believed that if you could do good things for other people, you had a moral obligation to do those things! That's what's at stake here. Not choice. Responsibility.
Peter Parker: That's nice. That's great... That's all well and good. So where is he?
Ben Parker: What?
Peter Parker: Where is he? Where's my dad? He didn't think it was his responsibility to be here to tell me this himself?
Ben Parker: Oh, come on, how dare you?
Peter Parker: How dare I? How dare you?
Gwen Stacy: Sorry, Dad. I can't, um, have cocoa right now, because I'm work... I'm doing this, um... I have, uh... cramps. I feel kinda pukey and... just emotional. I keep crying. It's brutal. You don't want to know.
Gwen Stacy: [about Peter] He's one of Midtown Science's best and brightest. He's second in his class.
Peter Parker: Second?
Gwen Stacy: Yeah.
Peter Parker: You sure about that?
Gwen Stacy: I'm pretty sure.
Gwen Stacy: Peter. What happened?
Peter Parker: You should see the other guy. The other guy, in this instance, being a giant mutant lizard.
May Parker: What a pretty girl.
Peter Parker: Yeah. That's what Uncle Ben said.
May Parker: Did you ask her out?
Peter Parker: [shakes his head]
May Parker: Why?
Peter Parker: Can't.
May Parker: Why?
Peter Parker: I'm just no good for her.
May Parker: Peter Parker, if there's one thing are, it's good. Anyone has a problem with that can talk to me.
May Parker: [sees a bruised Peter] Peter. Where do you go? Who does this to you?
Peter Parker: Please, go to sleep, Aunt May.
May Parker: Please tell me.
Peter Parker: Aunt May, please, please, please, go to sleep.
May Parker: I can't sleep!
George Stacy: You know, recently, Dr. Connors gave Gwen a glowing college recommendation. It was beautiful. I read it, I cried. But you would have me believe that he is running around dressed up like a giant dinosaur?
Peter Parker: Not dressing up, not a dinosaur. He has transformed himself into a giant lizard.
George Stacy: Let me ask you a question. Do I look like the mayor of Tokyo to you?
Spider-Man: Is that a knife? Is that a real knife?
Car Thief: Yes, it's a real knife.
Spider-Man: My weakness. Small knives. Anything but knives!
Philip Stacy: Did you catch that spider guy yet?
George Stacy: No, we didn't catch him yet. But we will. An amateur who's assaulting civilians in the dead of night. He's clumsy, he leaves clues, but he's still dangerous.
Peter Parker: He's assault - He's assaulting people? I'm not sure. I mean, I saw that video with him and the car thief and I think most people would say he was providing a public service.
George Stacy: Most people would be wrong. If I wanted the car thief off the street, he'd already be off the street.
Peter Parker: So, why wasn't he, then?
Gwen Stacy: I thought it was great what you did out there. Stupid, but great.
Flash Thompson: Hey, Parker.
Peter Parker: Not today, Flash.
Flash Thompson: Hey, come on man, I just want to talk.
[Peter lifts Flash and slams him against lockers, holding him there]
Flash Thompson: It feels better right? Look, your uncle died. I'm sorry. I get it. I'm sorry.
[Peter starts to cry and storms away]
Ben Parker: [sees Flash's Spider-Man t-shirt] That's a cool shirt.
Flash Thompson: Yeah. Dude's... dude's crazy. But chicks dig him.
Peter Parker: I got to stop him, though. I have to because I created him.
Gwen Stacy: What do you mean?
Peter Parker: I gave him an equation... that made all of this possible. Something my father had been working on, you know. Secretly. Now I realize why he kept it a secret. Point is, this is my responsibility. I have to fix it.
May Parker: Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.
George Stacy: Something the police can't? What do you think we do up there? You think we're just sitting around eating doughnuts with our thumbs planted firmly up our asses?
Philip Stacy: Up your what, Dad?
George Stacy: Oh. You saw a video on the Internet? Well, then the case is closed.
Man in the Shadows: Hello, doctor! Did you tell the boy?
Dr. Curt Connors: Tell him what?
Man in the Shadows: Did you tell the boy the truth about his father?
Dr. Curt Connors: NO!
Man in the Shadows: Well, that's very good. Cause I will let him be for now.
Dr. Curt Connors: You should LEAVE HIM ALONE!
Peter Parker: [answering Dr. Connor's question] Cross-species genetics. Person gets Parkinson's when the brain cells that produce dopemine start to disappear. But the zebra fish has the ability to regenerate cells on command. If you could somehow give this ability to the woman you're talking about, that's that. She's... She's curing herself.
George Stacy: Mayor, if there was a large dinosaur running around New York, you would be the first to know.
May Parker: Peter, listen to me. Secrets have a cost. They're not free. Not now, not ever.
Gwen Stacy: You're a wanted man, Peter Parker.
Ben Parker: [to Gwen] He's got you on his computer. I'm his probation officer.
Spider-Man: [while The Lizard is slamming him against the walls] Don't... make me... have to... hurt you!
Miss Ritter: I had a professor once who liked to tell his students that there were only 10 different plots in all of fiction. Well, I'm here to tell you he was wrong. There is only one: "Who am I?"
May Parker: Ben Parker, don't you even think about leaving that filthy box in my kitchen!
Ben Parker: These are my bowling trophies.
May Parker: [sarcastically] Oh, but then, by all means, please leave that filthy box in my kitchen.
George Stacy: So 38 of New York's finest versus one guy in a unitard. Am I correct?
Peter Parker: So you really think it's possible, cross-species genetics?
Dr. Curt Connors: Yes. Of course. But for years, your father and I were mocked for our theories. Not just in the community at large, but also at OsCorp, as well. They called us mad scientists. And then your father bred the spiders, and everything changed. The result were beyond encouraging. They were spectacular. We were going to change the lives of millions. Including my own. Then it was over. He... He was gone. Took his research with him. And I knew without him, I... I... I was angry. So I stayed from you and your family. And for that, I'm truly sorry.
Dr. Curt Connors: Did you know there's rumor of a new species in New York? Beautiful but quite large.
Peter Parker: What do you know about it? Have you seen it?
Dr. Curt Connors: No, it's not yet classified. But it can be aggressive... if threatened.
Peter Parker: [after getting beaten up by Flash for not taking the picture] I'm still not taking the picture.
Dr. Curt Connors: I spent my life as a scientist trying to create a world without weakness, without outcasts. I sought to create a stronger human being, but there's no such thing. Human beings are weak, pathetic, feeble-minded creatures. Why be a human at all when we can be so much more? Faster, stronger, smarter. This is my gift to you.
[Peter finds an old satchel in a closet]
Ben Parker: I forgot all about that thing. It was your dad's.
The Lizard: All these souls, lost and alone. I can save them. I can cure them. There's no reason to stop me, Peter.
Ben Parker: [as Peter tends to his injured face] How's the other guy look?
[Peter looks at him in confusion]
Ben Parker: Come on. You think I don't know a right cross when I see one? Yes or no: do I need to call somebody's father?
Dr. Curt Connors: Welcome. My name is Dr. Curtis Connors. And yes, in case you're wondering, I'm a southpaw. I'm not a cripple, I'm a scientist, and I am the world's most foremost authority in herpetology. That's reptiles, for those of you who don't know.
Gwen Stacy: How did you get out there?
Peter Parker: Uh, the fire escape. Your doorman's intimidating.
Gwen Stacy: It's 20 stories.
[Parker completes Connors' formula]
Dr. Curt Connors: Extraordinary. How did you come up with this?
Peter Parker: [as Flash is hazing another student] Put him down, Eugene!
Ben Parker: I think it's the condenser tray.
Peter Parker: No, too much water for the condenser tray or the heat exchange tubing. This has got to be the fill line.
Ben Parker: That's the only thing that makes any sense...
Peter Parker: So this is your room.
Gwen Stacy: Yes, this is my room.
Peter Parker: Books... Shoes...
Dr. Curt Connors: I'm sure you're a very nice young man, but this is a home. Make an appointment with my office.
Peter Parker: Dr Connors? I'm Richard Parker's son.
Dr. Curt Connors: Peter?
Gwen Stacy: [to Peter] Do not get me into trouble.
Dr. Curt Connors: Do you have any idea what you really are?
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
Dr. Curt Connors: "That, changing like the snake, I might be free to cast off flesh wherein I dwell confined."
[quoting from Michaelangelo's poem The Silkworm]
George Stacy: [at a press conference] Which is why, this morning, I am issuing an arrest warrant for the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man.
Dr. Curt Connors: If you want the truth, Peter, come and get it!