The Amazing Spider-Man  (2012)

7.0 / 10

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.

Country United States

Genre Action, Adventure

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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

Keywords: spider man, spider, outcast, lizard, teenager

Genres: Action, Adventure

Cast

James Horner James Horner
James Horner James Horner
Sally Field Sally Field AuntMay
Martin Sheen Martin Sheen UncleBen
Embeth Davidtz Embeth Davidtz MaryParker
C. Thomas Howell C. Thomas Howell Jack'sFather
Vic Armstrong Vic Armstrong
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Amazing Spider-Man, The (United States, 2012)
Where to go with Spider-Man? That's the billion dollar question that has plagued Sony Pictures. One of their flagship franchises, Spider-Man is a proven money-maker that could not be allowed to lie fallow simply because the creative engine ran out of fuel. One could argue that, over the span of three pictures - 2002's Spider-Man, 2004's Spider-Man 2, and 2007's Spider-Man 3 - Sam Raimi took the character as far as he could go. In fact, the third film in that series might have been one too many. When it came time to develop a fourth installment, ...

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Author: James Berardinelli

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Plot

Scientist Richard Parker (Campbell Scott) is playing hide-and-seek with his young son Peter (Max Charles) when he discovers that his study has been broken into. After quickly gathering some hidden documents, Richard and his wife Mary (Embeth Davidtz) leave Peter with his Aunt May (Sally Field) and Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen), then mysteriously depart without telling Peter where they are going.

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Languages: English

Release Date: 03 Jul 2012 (United States) See more

Also Known As: AR See more

Filming Locations: Immanuel Presbyterian Church - 3300 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California, USA See more