Peter Parker is an outcast high schooler abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. 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, 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.
|Release Date||:||June 27, 2012|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Fantasy|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, Marvel Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Marc Webb, Trisha Burton|
|Writers||:||James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, James Vanderbilt, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko|
|Casts||:||Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Max Charles, Chris Zylka, Embeth Davidtz, Leif Gantvoort, Hannah Marks, Kelsey Asbille, C. Thomas Howell, Stan Lee, Michael Massee, Michael Papajohn, Kari Coleman, Charlie DePew, Skyler Gisondo, Jacob Rodier, Jake Keiffer, Kevin McCorkle, Barbara Eve Harris, Danielle Burgio, Michael Barra, Andy Pessoa, Andy Gladbach, Ring Hendricks-Tellefsen, Tom Waite, Keith Campbell, Steve DeCastro, James Chen, Alexander Bedria, John Burke, Jill Flint, Mark Daugherty, Milton González, Vincent Laresca, Damien Lemon, Ty Upshaw, Tia Texada, Jay Caputo, Terry Bozeman, Jennifer Lyons, Amber Stevens, Jody Cosgrove-Kao, Max Bogner, Ethan Cohn, Miles Elliot, Miranda LaDawn Hill, Amanda MacDonald, Maury Morgan, Amy Novondo, Kristin Quick|
|Plot Keywords||:||loss of loved one, experiment, vigilante, serum, based on comic, super power, spider bite, masked vigilante, reboot, genetic engineering, social outcast, duringcreditsstinger|
I will keep this short but after seeing all the other reviews I am very surprised at the negativity and tbh I think it is the usual resistance to change in a lot of cases.
As a spider-man film, and as a Marvel/DC fan of over 30 years, I loved it. My 9 year old also came out thinking this is the best spider-man film yet, trumping the Sam Raimi ones, which while excellent didn't have the same amount of 'soul' for me.
My best friend and his wife didn't want to watch this due to the negativity surrounding it, which is a real shame as I think they have missed out on a real gem.
A 9 from me, the average of mine and my son's rating. :)
P.S. I watched this in 2D as I find the vast majority of 3D films get in the way of the movie experience, Hugo being the notable exception.