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Still shot from the movie: Spider-Man.


Actor Tobey Maguire dons form fitting tights and a face-concealing mask, then heads out to the streets as Spider-Man. While the web-spinning super hero attempts to make New York City a safer place, he must also slough off bad press and keeping his real identity a secret. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 02 May 2002
Video Release: 12 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Peter Parker is the brunt of high school bullying. How does he react to the teasing when he discovers his spider skills? What reaction do the students have following the fight in the school hall? Were his actions justified? Did it change how he was treated?

Uncle Ben and Aunt May were concerned about the changes in Peter’s behavior. What did Uncle Ben mean when he cautioned Peter to be careful about the kind of man he became? How did Peter feel about the advice? How did it affect his decisions later? How do the adults in your life express concern for you, and how do you react?

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