Movie Night – The Amazing Spiderman
August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man and sharing the title of the character’s longest-running comic book series of the same name. It is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, a reboot of the series following Sam Raimi’s 2002–2007 Spider-Man trilogy, and the first of the two The Amazing Spider-Man films. The film was directed by Marc Webb and written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves.
A young Peter Parker discovers that his father Richard Parker’s study has been burgled. Peter’s parents gather hidden documents, take Peter to the home of his Aunt May and Uncle Ben, then mysteriously depart. Years later, a teenage Peter attends Midtown Science High School; he is intelligent but socially awkward and often bullied. He also has a crush on Gwen Stacy, who returns his feelings.
Peter learns his father worked with scientist Dr. Curt Connors at Oscorp in the field of cross-species genetics. He sneaks into Oscorp, where he is bitten by a genetically modified spider. He then discovers he has developed spider-like abilities, such as super-strength, sharp senses, agility, and speed. Peter studies his father’s papers and visits Connors, whose right arm is amputated above the elbow. He reveals he is Richard’s son and gives Connors his father’s “decay rate algorithm,” the missing piece in Connors’ experiments on regenerating limbs.
At home, Peter and Ben argue, and Peter leaves. While searching for him, Ben attempts to stop a thief that Peter allowed to escape, and is shot, dying in Peter’s arms. Peter uses his new abilities to track down criminals matching the killer’s description. He creates a mask and spandex suit to hide his identity. He also builds mechanical web-shooters out of wristwatches to attach to his arms/wrists.