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The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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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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The untold story begins. See more »


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:

Fiona's Tale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$230,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,004,688, 8 July 2012, Wide Release

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

Martin Sheen's son Charlie Sheen was connected to rumors about playing Spider-Man for a proposed film project during the 1990's. See more »

Goofs

When Lizard finds Spider-Man in the sewer on his web (when trying to get pictures of Lizard), Lizard scratches Peter from the top of his chest down. In the next scene where Peter shows up at Gwen's window, his cuts go from the top of his left shoulder diagonally down to the right side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Parker: Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
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Crazy Credits

The film title is covered in spider-webs crawling with spiders. See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: A Force to Be Reckoned With (2012) See more »

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No Way Down
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Performed by The Shins
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User Reviews

 
A solid entry into an already solid franchise.
13 June 2013 | by XandercellSee all my reviews

Here are my quick thoughts,

I had my reservations and kept my expectations in check going into this film and didn't know what to expect but thankfully Marc Webb managed to do a fantastic job despite the fact that he did hit a lot of the same elements from Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-man, nonetheless this is a promising start to a new trilogy.

Andrew Garfield hits it out of the park with his performance as Peter Parker and Emma Stone is Wonderful as Gwen Stacey their chemistry is obvious from the start. The inclusion of Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard was long overdue and was played adequately by Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field were great as Uncle Ben and Aunt May as was Dennis Leary's Captain Stacy.

In short, a solid cast, great story and wonderful effects inject new blood into an already great blockbuster franchise.


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