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
When Peter searches online for the name of his father, Richard Parker, one of the options offered is "richard parker life of pi", as the same name is given to a character in a novel which was adapted as the film Life of Pi (2012) about the same time as this film. Irrfan Khan appears in both films and speaks the name Richard Parker in both. See more »
When Spider-Man comes out of the sewer, he calls Gwen on his cell phone, but he didn't have a bag or anything, so where was he keeping the phone? His outfit doesn't have any pockets. See more »
Having realized I'm a sucker for all these comic book adaptations, of
course I had to see this one as well. I never did like the earlier
Spiderman movies, being the main role or the supporting ones, I'm not
sure; but they still stand among the movies I'm not eager to watch
again. But this one, on the contrary, was actually quite entertaining.
Not was it only packed with really great CGI, but it had a great flow
built up on both action, drama, romance and humor.
At least for me this is what makes a good movie. I never once thought
"Oh, my goodness that was lame" (which I often actually do), instead I
was rather surprised I was laughing out loud in more than one of the
All the actors did a MARVELous job, meaning all the jokes, the depth of
the drama, and the sincerity of both the romance and the action stood
solid throughout the movie. Speaking of the actors: the casting was
brilliant. All of the main actors (and I guess most of the supporting
ones) was perfect for their roles, and must have made the script it
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