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
Marc Webb describes the theme of the movie as "the missing piece within all of us: Peter has no parents, and he fills that void with Spider-Man. Curt is not as strong as Spider-Man on the inside, but he wants to get back his arm and fill that void, and essentially he becomes a big bully." See more »
In an establishing shot of the location of the Oscorp tower, when Peter first visits, it is actually the Hearst building located on the southwest corner of 8th and 57th. Then in a later aerial establishing shot they show it to be behind Grand Central Station, some 20 blocks away in the current location of the MetLife building. See more »
***Note: May Contain Spoilers*** Plot: High schooler, Peter Parker, is a photographer, a social outcast, and is fascinated in science. He visits Oscorp, his father's old job, and meets his fathers old partners. He falls in love with Gwen Stacy, and has to fight the Lizard. 10/10
Characters: Peter Parker - 10/10 Gwen Stacy - 10/10 Curt Connors - 4/10 Uncle Ben - 9.5/10 Aunt May - 7/10 Lt. Stacy - 6/10 Overall: 8/10
Graphics - 10/10 Music - 6/10
Differences: You meet Peter's parents You see uncle Ben's death There is no MJ Different villain
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