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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 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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Marc Webb

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James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Alvin Sargent (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Spider-Man / Peter Parker
Emma Stone ... Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans ... The Lizard / Dr. Curt Connors
Denis Leary ... Captain Stacy
Martin Sheen ... Uncle Ben
Sally Field ... Aunt May
Irrfan Khan ... Rajit Ratha
Campbell Scott ... Richard Parker
Embeth Davidtz ... Mary Parker
Chris Zylka ... Flash Thompson
Max Charles ... Peter Parker (Age 4)
C. Thomas Howell ... Jack's Father
Jake Keiffer Jake Keiffer ... Jack (as Jake Ryan Keiffer)
Kari Coleman ... Helen Stacy
Michael Barra ... Store Clerk
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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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Taglines:

His past was kept from him. His search for answers has just begun. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiderman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,004,688, 8 July 2012

Gross USA:

$262,030,663

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$757,930,663
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Originally there was supposed to be two other villains with The Lizard in the film: Proto-Goblin, and Big Wheel (both old comic book villains). However, they were both cut from the story (Big Wheel was just an idea before being cut) because the movie would have been too long, there would have been too many origins, and too many fight scenes. (Furthermore, there has been a glut of similar "Goblin" characters in these film franchises.) Irrfan Khan plays Dr. Rajit Ratha, the character who would have been the Proto-Goblin. See more »

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When Peter first discovers his powers on the train (Q-train), it was leaving Manhattan (Oscorp Tower) heading towards Coney Island, Brooklyn (last stop). Peter Parker lives in Forest Hills, Queens, NY. The Q-train did travel to Queens at the time of filming, but it went to Astoria at the north-western tip of the borough. The correct trains for Peter to be on would be the R M F or E.

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Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
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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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Great film, my 9 year old loved it!
8 July 2012 | by craigfilSee all my reviews

I will keep this short but after seeing all the other reviews I am very surprised at the negativity and tbh I think it is the usual resistance to change in a lot of cases.

As a spider-man film, and as a Marvel/DC fan of over 30 years, I loved it. My 9 year old also came out thinking this is the best spider-man film yet, trumping the Sam Raimi ones, which while excellent didn't have the same amount of 'soul' for me.

My best friend and his wife didn't want to watch this due to the negativity surrounding it, which is a real shame as I think they have missed out on a real gem.

A 9 from me, the average of mine and my son's rating. :)

P.S. I watched this in 2D as I find the vast majority of 3D films get in the way of the movie experience, Hugo being the notable exception.


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