Spider-ManDVD - 2002
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Go web! Fly! Up, up, and away web! Shazaam! Go! Go! Go web go! Tally ho.
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...
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red_giraffe_495 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 35
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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.