Spider-ManDirector: Sam Raimi
After incorporating elements of comic book style and design into many of his films, director Sam Raimi helms this straight-ahead, big-budget comic book adaptation, which also marks acclaimed young actor Tobey Maguire's first dip into live-action blockbuster filmmaking. Spider-Man follows the template of the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko source material, with hero Peter Parker an orphaned, intellectual teen loner living in Queens with his aunt (Rosemary Harris) and uncle (Cliff Robertson), and dreaming of the girl next door, Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst). On a field trip to a Columbia University lab, Peter is bitten by a genetically altered spider and overnight he gains superhuman strength, agility, and perception. At first, Peter uses his powers for material gain, winning a wrestling match with a purportedly lucrative prize. But when Peter apathetically fails to stop a burglar from robbing the wrestling arena, a tragedy follows that compels him to devote his powers to fighting crime -- as the superhero Spider-Man. When he's not busy fighting crime in a spider suit, Peter moves into an apartment with his best friend, Harry (James Franco), and begins work as a photographer at the Daily Bugle. Meanwhile, his do-gooder alter ego finds a nemesis in the form of the Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe), a super-powered, megalomaniacal villain who happens to be the alter ego of Harry's father, weapons-manufacturing mogul Norman Osborn. Spider-Man was written by the prolific blockbuster scribe David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Panic Room).
A surprisingly charming and even witty match for the best of Hollywood's comic-book adaptations. Jonathan Foreman
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- Sony Pictures
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Tobey Maguire||Peter Parker/Spider-Man|
|Willem Dafoe||Norman Osborn/Green Goblin|
|Kirsten Dunst||Mary Jane Watson|
|James Franco||Harry Osborn|
|Cliff Robertson||Uncle Ben|
|Rosemary Harris||Aunt May|
|J.K. Simmons||J. Jonah Jameson|
|Joe Manganiello||Flash Thompson|
|Gerry Becker||Maximilian Fargas|
|Bill Nunn||Robbie Robertson|
|Jack Betts||Henry Balkan|
|Stanley Anderson||General Slocum|
|Ron Perkins||Dr. Mendel Stromm|
|Elizabeth Banks||Betty Brandt|
|Randy Savage||Bone Saw McGraw|
|Myk Watford||Cop at Fire|
|James Acheson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Avi Arad||Executive Producer|
|Andrea Dopaso||Set Decoration/Design|
|Susan Dudeck||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Danny Elfman||Score Composer|
|Tony Fanning||Art Director|
|Stephen Flick||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Heidi Fugeman||Associate Producer|
|Eric Heffron||Asst. Director|
|Sony Pictures Imageworks||Special Effects|
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The first movie from your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Great story and excellent special effects. That's why he is the Amazing Spider-Man.
Don't Waste your time on this movie. I did not live when the original spiderman came out. But I think the new one (with Andrew Garfield) is so much better, that the old , movie was not. In my opinion, Andrew Garfield was a better spiderman. Probably because Andrew actually was spiderman fan unlike Toby who never read the comics. Anyway Mary-Jane was so annoying. She screamed too much. While watching the movie I was like, "SHUT UP MARY JANE! YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF!" Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) never screamed once in the new one, where Mary Jane screams and cries like 1000 time. The original Spiderman was cheesy. Slow motion was used too much. Everything was too predictable. I just feel the new one is SO MUCH BETTER!! In conclusion, don't waste your time on the old one, watch the one with a funny main character and a girl who role models for girls. ~ Julia, age 12
I liked this move a whole lot. It was like seeing the cartoon come to life. Five stars.
This was the best movie in the WHOLE world!!! A must see for everybody. Get that movie now. Tobey Maguire was GREAT as Peter/Spidy. This movie RULES. YEAH GO SPIDER-MAN + TOBEY. Buy this movie NOw
This film was to be the ''Great One'' of the summer. All the reviewers raved, fans flocked to the theaters, and then they raved. The fact is, this film is unexeptional. The acting is mediocre, and the special effects are dated. Half the time Spider-Man is created by a computer. Instead of buying this film, try to get something that rises above an attempt to milk a franchise.
This the best Marvel movie I've ever seen. It surpasses all its predesesors. I can't wait to see Spider-man 2.
this was definetly ''The Movie'' of the summer.I LOVED Peter Parker! and Tobey Maguire is the sweetest actor over the earth.I haven't known an actor before that shows his emotions as he did.Great effects, excellent actors, extraordinary message, excellent music.If there would be a possibility for me to choose an Oscar winner,Spider-Man deserves the GOLDEN!! and Tobey as Best Actor.
The good thing about this movie is you dont have to know anything about spidey to enjoy it. Great actors, great special effects.