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
Sally Field's role was previously played by Rosemary Harris. Harris later play the role of M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias in a British stage production. Field played that part in the film. See more »
After Uncle Ben was killed by a robber who shot him with a gun. The police comes to Peter Parker's house and gives him the description of the killer revealing that he had a tattoo on his arm. Later on in the movie, the killer was quickly forgotten as Dr. Conner was wrecking havoc in New York City. The killer was never sought out and it's unknown if Peter Parker will ever find the killer that killed Uncle Ben or even bring him to justice as it was never filmed in the first movie and even in the sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" which never had Peter Parker looking for the killer who killed Uncle Ben. See more »
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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