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"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.

Plot

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.

Cast

Uncredited

  • Ian Achor as Football Player
  • Stoney Anderson as Goth Guy
  • Sal Ardisi as Parent
  • Michael Arthur as Doorman
  • David Beckett as Businessman
  • Keri Behling as High School Student
  • Chad Bennett as Swat on Gurney
  • Matthew Berke as Screaming Teenager
  • Phoenix Bird as Lab Tech
  • Max Bogner as Scientist
  • Matt Booher as Science Student
  • Bryan Billy Boone as Swat #1
  • Matthew Brady as High School Student - Kissing Couple
  • Teena Byrd as Customs House Pedestrian
  • Cody Carrera as Student
  • Ethan Cohn as Lab Technician
  • Jody Cosgrove-Kao as Science Teacher
  • Marmee Regine Cosico as Business Person
  • Michael J. Craven as Football Player
  • Kam Dabrowski as Graffiti Kid
  • Patrick Alan Davis as Angelo Fincelli
  • Zoey Deutch as Gossip Girl (scenes deleted)
  • Melvin Diggs as Football Player
  • Kaitlyn Dommers as Tansy
  • Jeremy Dunn as Thug
  • Chris Dyer as Running Pedestrian
  • Ken Edling as Scientist
  • Miles Elliot as Billy Connors (scenes deleted)
  • Zach Fouche as Running Pedestrian
  • Jeffrey Fox as Lab Technician
  • Bryan Friday as Tough Guy #4 - Subway
  • Stephanie Gould as Businesswoman
  • Shashawnee Hall as Construction Worker
  • Derek Hedlund as Policeman Watching Spider-Man
  • Paul Herrera as Student
  • Miranda LaDawn Hill as Cheerleader
  • Olivia Hoff as Intern
  • Ted Hollis as Scientist Core Group
  • Dontez Hood as Taxi Driver
  • Karen Levine as Mom of Little Boy
  • Hannah Lloyd as OsCorp Intern
  • Amanda MacDonald as Goth Girl
  • Matt Martin as Student
  • Tyler Jameson Martinez as Student
  • Adam Masnyk as Protective Boyfriend
  • Jeremy McLain as Pedestrian
  • Maury Morgan as Tina
  • Anthony Del Negro as OsCorp Intern
  • Richie Noodles as Construction Worker
  • Amy Novondo as Pedestrian
  • Michael Oldroyd as Football Player #50
  • Michael Papajohn as Alfie
  • Martin Papazian as NYPD EMT
  • Annie Parisse as Martha Connors (scenes deleted)
  • Salomon Passariello as High School Student
  • Leroy Phillips Jr. as Pedestrian
  • Alan Pietruszewski as Businessman
  • Roy Pollack as High-Powered Attorney
  • Kristin Quick as OsCorp Intern
  • Ignacio Rada as OsCorp Security #1
  • Darwin Reina as Pedestrian
  • Michael Remmes as Football Player
  • Melissa Jane Rodriguez as High School Student
  • Anthony J Sacco as Pedestrian
  • John Scurti as Doorman
  • Kent Shocknek as TV Newscaster
  • Eric Silver as Lab Tech #2
  • Andrea Sixtos as Sharisse
  • Chris Smith as Tech Worker
  • Kelly Southerland as High School Student
  • Stephen Stanton as Additional Voices (Voice)
  • Kate Stephens-Miller as Stacy Family Relative
  • Megan Taylor as Police Officer
  • Tabitha Taylor as FBI Special Agent
  • Gavin Bryson Thompson as Student
  • Chris Vaina as Running Pedestrian
  • Corinne Vien as Cheerleader
  • George F. Watson as Stacy Family Limo Driver
  • BreAnna Chérie Wittman as Student

Gallery

Videos

Official_THE_AMAZING_SPIDER-MAN_Teaser_Trailer

Official THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Teaser Trailer

Teaser Trailer

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THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 3D - Official Trailer - In Theaters July 3rd

Theatrical Trailer

Video game

Main article: The Amazing Spider-Man (video game)

A video game based on the movie was released in 2012.

External Links


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
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