After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills"… More »
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.« Less
Based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2002
Special features: Disc 1: "Weaving the web": subtitled factoids; Commentary by director Sam Raimi, Kirsten Dunst, producer Laura Ziskin & co-producer Grant Curtis; SFX commentary by special effects designer John Dykstra & visual effects crew; branching web-i-sodes; music videos: Chad Kroeger featuring Josey Scott "Hero" and Sum 41 "What we're all about"; TV spots; theatrical trailer; filmographies & character files; DVD-ROM: comic/feature comparison; record your own commentary; countdown to Spider-Man 2; weblinks
Special features: Disc 2: HBO making-of Spider-Man; Spider-mania: an E! Entertainment special; director profile: Sam Raimi; composer profile: Danny Elfman; screen tests: Toby Maguire, J.K. Simmons & CGI Spider-Man; costume and make up tests; gag/outtake reel; conceptual art & production design gallery; historical documentary-- Spider-Man: the mythology of the 21st century; the Spider-Man comic archives; rogues gallery; The loves of Peter Parker; comic book artists gallery; Activision game: hints & tips; DVD-ROM: Activision PC game; 2 playable levels; 3 exclusive Marvel dot.comics; Spider-Man: Blue #1, Black cat #1 & Peter Parker: Return of the Goblin; Spider-Man visualizer
Special features: disc two: HBO making of Spider-man ; Spider-mania, an E! entertainment special ; director profile ; composer profile ; screen tests by Tobey Maguire, J.K. Simmons and CGI Spider-man ; costume and makeup tests ; gag/outtake reel ; design gallery ; historical documentary, "Spider-man: the mythology of the 21st century" ; DVD-ROM features
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High school senior Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) lives in Forest Hills, a quiet neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, with his Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson) and Aunt May (Rosemary Harris). He secretly loves Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), a warm-hearted girl next door, but he is too shy to approach her. His friend Harry Osborn (James Franco) is the son of Dr. Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe), president of the Oscorp manufacturing corporation, which is working to win a contract to supply weapons to the United States Army. On a field trip to a genetics laboratory, Peter is bitten by a genetically engineered spider. He passes out in his bedroom at home, and the next day his vision is perfect, he has become more muscular with superhuman strength, his wrists emit web strings, and his reflexes are super-quick. At school, he saves Mary Jane from a split-second fall and easily defeats her bullying boyfriend in a fistfight. Realizing that the spider's bite has given him spiderlike powers, he trains himself to scale walls, jump between rooftops, and swing through the city.
A young high school student named Peter Parker has it in for himself. He is a nerd, has one good friend, is the target of bullying and can't seem to get his love interest, Mary Jane, attention. When one fateful field Peter gets bitten by a gentically altered spider, and the next day wakes up with amazing strength, agility, and a "spider sense." After his uncle is killed in a car jacking Peter gets revenge on his uncles death and vows to help society, coining up his alter ego Spider-Man winning the hearts of many girls and citizens of New York, but losing it to the law of the Big Apple, Spider-man encounters his first real test, The Green Goblin.
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Peter Parker; Sorry I'm late everyone! It's a jungle out there! I had to beat an old lady with a stick to get these cranberries!
Peter Parker (voice-over); Who am I? You sure you want to know? My story is not for the faint of heart. If somebody told you it was a happy little tale, that I was just your average guy, without a care in the world, somebody lied.
Norman Osborn: [at Peter's graduation] I know this has been a difficult time for you, but I want you to try to enjoy this day. Commencement: the end of one thing, the start of something new.
Peter Parker: I said... uh... Spider-Man, I said uh... The great thing about MJ is... when you look in her eyes and she's looking back in yours... everything... feels... not quite normal. Because you feel stronger and weaker at the same time. You feel excited and at the same time, terrified. The truth is... you don't know what you feel except you know what kind of man you want to be. It's as if you've reached the unreachable and you weren't ready for it."
Peter Parker: I was in the neighborhood, needed to see a friendly face. I took three buses and a cab to *get* in the neighborhood, but... So how'd it go?
Uncle Ben: I don't mean to lecture and I don't mean to preach. And I know I'm not your father...
J. Jonah Jameson: If we can get a picture of Julia Roberts in a thong, we can certainly get a picture of this weirdo.
Peter Parker: You don't trust anyone, that's your problem.
Peter Parker: [voiceover] Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man.
Norman Osborn: Sorry I'm late. Work was murder.
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