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(2012) (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Minor
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Action: After being bitten by a genetically modified spider, a teenager attains super powers and uses them to fight crime as well as a dangerous monster that's been unleashed upon the city.
Peter Parker (ANDREW GARFIELD) is a teenage outsider, raised by his Uncle Ben (MARTIN SHEEN) and Aunt May (SALLY FIELD) and routinely picked on by bullies at his high school, such as Flash Thompson (CHRIS ZYLKA). He's interested in classmate Gwen Stacy (EMMA STONE) but thinks she's out of his league, although he's intrigued to discover that she's the head intern working for Dr. Curt Connors (RHYS IFANS) at biotech firm OsCorp. Peter is interested in Connors because he once worked with Peter's late father, and may know the reason why Peter's parents hurriedly dropped him off with his relatives so long ago, only to never be seen again.

Dr. Connors, who's missing an arm, is looking into cross species genetic splicing in hopes of applying certain lizards' abilities to regrow their tails to humans such as himself. However, his boss, Rajit Ratha (IRRFAN KHAN), wants him to hurry and complete work on another project that might save the life of the company's founder. When both are in another part of the building, Peter sneaks into a lab and ends up bitten on the neck by a genetically mutated spider.

All of which leads to Peter suddenly having unique, superhuman powers. After a robber murders Ben, Peter sets out to use those powers -- along with a special device he's developed to shoot super-strong webbing from his wrists -- to find the killer, and ends up cleaning up other parts of the criminal streets in the process. None of which sets well with Capt. Stacy (DENIS LEARY) of the NYPD, who's determined to crack down on the masked vigilante now known as Spider-Man.

But both of them end up with bigger worries when Dr. Connors tests a serum on himself, an experiment that transforms him into a huge and destructive lizard man. Realizing he's now a superior cross-species, Connors wants to imbue everyone with that, meaning Peter and his alter-ego must use every tool at their disposal to take on this new threat and save the citizens, including Gwen.

If they're into movie adaptations of comic books and particularly Spider-Man, or are fans of someone in the cast, they probably will.
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