- "I gave him an equation... that made all of this possible. Something my father had been working on, you know. Secretly. Now I realize why he kept it a secret. Point is, this is my responsibility. I have to fix it."
- ―Peter Parker[src]
The Amazing Spider-Man is a reboot of the Spider-Man films. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and Denis Leary star in the film. The film was released on July 3, 2012 and gained the place of fourth-highest grossed film of 2012, losing only to Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers.
During his childhood, Peter Parker discovers that his father Richard's study had been ransacked. His father gathers severeal deliberately hidden documents before Peter's parents take him to stay with his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. His parents then leave, but are later killed in a plane crash. Peter is left in the care of his Aunt and Uncle indefinately as a result.
As a teenager, Peter is a student at Midtown Science High School, where he is bullied by stereotypical tough guy Flash Thompson, and is secretly in love with Gwen Stacy, the daughter of NYPD captain George Stacy. At home, Peter discovers his father's documents, and learns he had been working with fellow Oscorp scientist Dr. Curt Connors to combine human and animal DNA to cure illnesses. Peter sneaks into Oscorp in order to meet Connors, who is pressured by his superior Dr. Rajit Ratha to complete his serum, and cure the terminally ill head of Oscorp Norman Osborn. Connors wants the cure himself to restore his missing arm. Meanwhile, Peter breaks into a lab where a "biocable"-a high strength strand of webbing-is created by genetically modified spiders, one of which bites him. During a subway ride home, a fight reveals that he has developed superhuman speed, strength, the ability to stick to surfaces, and a heightened sense of danger.
In his father's documents, Peter finds an algorithm and gives it to Connors. This was the missing key to his serum. In school, Peter damages school property during a confrontation with Flash and Uncle Ben is forced to work late so that he can pick up Peter. Uncle Ben tells Peter to escort Aunt May home that night. Peter ignores Uncle Ben in favour of helping Connors test their serum on a three-legged mouse. After he returns home, Peter argues with Uncle Ben about not picking up Aunt May, and Peter leaves. At a grocery store, the clerk rudely refuses to let Peter buy a drink, and when a thief steals money from the till, Peter lets the thief escape. Uncle Ben, searching the streets for Peter, confronts the thief, but is shot and killed. Peter responds to the gunshot and finds Uncle Ben's body. After seeing a police sketch of the suspect, Peter realizes it was the thief he let go.
Peter hunts the killer, taking out other criminals as a result and attracting police attention for his vigilante actions. During one confrontation he falls into an abandoned gym, where a luchador-wrestling poster inspires him to create a mask to hide his identity. He creates a costume for himself with a spandex suit, and builds wrist-mounted mechanical devices that shoot biocable strands. Peter later reveals he is the vigilante to Gwen and they kiss.
Seeing that the test mouse has regrown its missing limb using lizard DNA, Ratha demands human trials begin immediately. Connors refuses to risk innocent lives and is fired. Desperate, Connors tests the serum on himself and his missing arm regenerates. He learns that Ratha is going to test the serum on human subjects and goes to stop him, but his body begins to mutate. By the time he finds Ratha on the Williamsburg Bridge Connors has transformed into a large Lizard creature, tossing cars, including Ratha's, over the side of the bridge. Peter, now calling himself Spider-Man, manages to save Ratha and other civilians. Connors retreats into the sewer and reverts to human form.
Connors and Peter later meet and Peter suspects he is the Lizard, and later unsuccessfully confronts Connors' Lizard form in the sewers, leaving behind his camera. Connors learns Peter's identity via the name on the camera and pursues him to Midtown Science High School where they fight. In response, the police start a manhunt for both Spider-Man and Lizard. Connors heads to Oscorp, intending to disperse his serum across the city and make everyone into lizards, while Gwen develops an antidote in Oscorp's lab. The police corner Spider-Man and Captain Stacy discovers that he is Peter, but lets him escape to go save Gwen. Spider-Man manages to replace Connors' serum with the antidote, reverting Connors to human form, but not before Connors mortally wounds Captain Stacy. Before his death, Captain Stacy makes Peter promise to stay away from Gwen for her safety. He initially keeps the promise, but later admits to Gwen that failed promises are the best kind, hinting that he will continue to see her.
In a scene after the credit roll, an imprisoned Connors is confronted by an unseen man who asks whether Connors had told Peter the truth about his father's fate. Connors swiftly replies, "No", and demands that Peter be left alone before the mysterious man disappears.
- Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
- Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard
- Denis Leary as Captain Stacy
- Campbell Scott as Richard Parker
- Irrfan Khan as Rajit Ratha
- Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
- Sally Field as Aunt May
- Kari Coleman as Helen Stacy
- C. Thomas Howell as Jack's Father
- Jake Keiffer as Jack
- Michael Barra as Store Clerk
- Leif Cantvoort as Cash Register Thief
- Andy Pessoa as Gordon
- Hannah Marks as Missy Kallenback
- Kelsey Chow as Hot girl
- Kevin McCorkle as Mr. Cramer
- Andy Gladbach as Physics Nerd
- Ring Hendricks-Tellefsen as Physics Nerd
- Barbara Eve Harris as Miss Ritter
- Stan Lee as School Librarian
- Danielle Burgio as Nicky's Girlfriend
- Tom Waite as Nicky
- Keith Campbell as Car Thief
- Steve DeCastro as Car Thief Cop
- Jill Flint as Receptionist
- Mark Daugherty as OsCorp Intern
- Milton González as Rodrigo Guevara
- Skyler Gisondo as Howard Stacy
- Charlie DePew as Philip Stacy
- Jacob Rodier as Simon Stacy
- Vincent Laresca as Construction Worker
- Damien Lemon as Taxi Driver
- Ty Upshaw as Police Officer with Sketch
- James Chen as Police Officer
- Alexander Bendria as Officer (SWAT)
- Tia Texada as Sheila (Subway)
- Jay Caputo as Subway Guy
- John Burke as Newscaster (News Chopper)
- Terry Bozeman as Principal
- Jennifer Lyons as Second Girl (Subway)
- Michael Massee as Man in the Shadows
- Amber Stevens as Ariel
Main article: The Amazing Spider-Man (video game)
A video game based on the movie was released in 2012.
|Webb Film Series|
|Films:||The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
|Characters:||Peter Parker/Spider-Man | Gwen Stacy | Harry Osborn | Mary Jane Watson | Uncle Ben | Aunt May | George Stacy | Flash Thompson | Norman Osborn | Ashley Kafka | Rajit Ratha | Donald Menken | Felicia Hardy | Alistair Smythe | Richard Parker | Mary Parker | Kari|
|Enemies:||The Lizard | Electro | The Green Goblin | Rhino | The Black Cat | Ultimate Goblin | Gustav Fiers | Cash Register Thief|
|Locations:||The Daily Bugle | Oscorp Industries | Oscorp Tower | Midtown Science High School | Beloit Psychiatric Hospital | Ravencroft Institute|
|Video Games:||The Amazing Spider-Man | The Amazing Spider-Man 2|