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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence

Sex & Nudity

  • In one scene, a teen girl wears a mini skirt, which is part of her school uniform.
  • A couple kiss in front of a school locker in great detail.
  • Some kissing.
  • Peter and Gwen kiss in a few scenes.
  • A teen boy is shown shirtless.
  • A woman appears on the subway with lingerie.
  • Peter sits bare-chested in front of Gwen after being wounded by the Lizard in the sewers. She dresses his wounds and he kisses her throat referencing that he wants to have sex with her, but she rebuffs him.
  • Gwen tells her father that she is experiencing her period so that he will not notice Peter hiding in her room.
  • She stops him by saying she is really ill

Violence & Gore

  • Dr. Connors' own transformation into the Lizard looks painful as he sprouts a new arm and grows scales. Spidey soon shows up, of course, and the fighting begins. In one confrontation, Spider-Man pulls the Lizard's tail off, which he promptly grows back. The two have several other melees that Spidey seems to get the worst of. Sometimes he's tossed around like a rag doll, getting hit and kicked and thwacked and pummeled with frightening frequency. During their first confrontation, the Lizard rakes his claws across the hero's chest, leaving deep, bloody gashes in Peter's flesh.
  • Someone tries to burn the lizard (which doesn't work). Someone else tries to freeze him (which does, temporarily). In his frozen state, the man's arms get blasted away with a shotgun, bit by bit. Policemen also empty scores of bullets into the beastie, obviously causing him great pain.
  • Uncle Ben is shot by a criminal, a wound that leaves him bleeding profusely. The Lizard uses his fearsome claws to impale one poor soul. Peter, unfamiliar with his own talents, "accidentally" knocks out several people on a subway car and tears apart his own bathroom. Peter and a school bully nicknamed Flash go a couple of rounds with each other. At one point, Peter is gasping on the ground and nursing a big bruise on his face after Flash punches him and kicks him in the gut. (Gwen worries Peter might have suffered a concussion.) Peter later puts Flash into a frightening headlock.
  • Spider-Man pummels and humiliates criminals sometimes to the point that you almost feel sorry for them. He also beats up several police officers in an effort to get away to fight the Lizard. He gets tasered and shot in the leg. He falls through floors from very high buildings, sometimes dodging dislodged bits of masonry in the process. Cars get ripped apart. Civilians are harried, assaulted and biologically transformed by the Lizard. There are lots of intense action sequences ,and the battles between Spidey and Lizard are very intense, especially their battle in the sewers.


  • When Peter calls Gwen to tell her the Lizard is heading towards where she is, she hangs up and he says the word, ''You Mother Hubbard''
  • One use of "Ass,"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A Taxi Driver asks Conners if he's "tweaking". This is slang for being under the influence of drugs.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A man transforms into a giant lizard, and his appearance as the Lizard may be frightening to younger viewers.
  • A fleeing criminal runs into an elderly man and accidentally drops a gun and the two get into a fight over the gun and the criminal shoots the older man in the chest; a teen boy's emotional reaction to the death is intense and the whole scene could be disturbing.
  • A man's death is shown after he is stabbed through the back by large claws while a teen superhero screams in grief.
  • There is a series of scenes that show a teen boy hunting down a criminal in the backstreets of New York City (these scenes may be disturbing or intense for younger viewers).
  • A teen boy stands in a room with genetically altered spiders and he touches a web, causing spiders to begin falling onto him and he is later shown being bitten in the back of the neck by one of the spiders; later a series of images of different species of spiders and various spider bites are shown (these sequences could frighten those with arachnophobia).
  • A monster claws through the roof of a car, grabbing at the passenger with his clawed hands.
  • In a somewhat prolonged scene, a child is trapped in a burning car hanging from a bridge (he is saved at the last second).
  • A mouse is forcefully injected with lizard DNA; later, he mutates into a lizard-mouse hybrid that attacks and eat another mouse (the scene may be graphic and disturbing).
  • A SWAT team inhales an airborne biochemical weapon and they convulse as they turn into lizard-like creatures, which could be jarring for younger viewers.
  • A frightened teen girl hides in a dark area behind an object and monster suddenly appears, accompanied by intense music.


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Violence & Gore

  • In one scene, Peter gets shot in the leg, no injuries.
  • Dr. Connors injects a three-legged mouse with a serum he hopes will enable it to regenerate its front paw. The plan works and then some. The serum morphs the mouse into a mini-monster. We see vestiges of a glass mouse cage and a hole it apparently chewed through the glass. (Blood coats the surface.) We also see the mutant mouse on the laboratory floor, feasting on what's left of his now-devoured cage-mate.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A character is confronted by the police and is seemingly killed; his wounds heal and he comes back to life.

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