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The Amazing Spider-Man

Overall B-

The story of Peter Parker comes to the big screen once again, this time with Andrew Garfield playing the boy who secretly protects humanity as the Amazing Spider-Man. In this script a desire to uncover what happened to his parents puts the super-powered orphan into grave danger.

Release date July 3, 2012

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity B-
Substance Use B+

Why is The Amazing Spider-Man rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13 for sequences of action and violence.

Run Time: 136 minutes

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The Amazing Spider-Man
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Amazing Spider-Man rated PG-13? The Amazing Spider-Man is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of action and violence.

Violence: A character is bitten by a poisonous spider. Students are bullied at school, including being hit, kicked and humiliated. Characters engage in a fistfight with objects being used as weapons. A man robs a store and later shoots and kills a man during a struggle. Blood is shown. A man assaults a woman. Characters fight in an alley. Numerous bloody injuries are shown. A monster crushes cars and throws them over the side of a bridge. Later he attacks civilians and police officers, destroys buildings and fights with several characters. A van starts on fire with a child inside. An animal eats a bloody mouse. Characters fight underwater. A man is seen with bloody gashes on his chest. Characters are chased and threatened in a school. A character tosses another around the room. A character hits another with a large trophy. An explosion occurs in a school. A character is repeatedly shot, with body part blown off. Frequent gunshots are depicted. A man is impaled and dies from his bloody injuries. A man is shot in the chest and later the leg.

Sexual Content: A character inadvertently rips a woman’s shirt off exposing her bra. A high school couple kisses passionately on a couple of occasions.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities, some vulgarities and several terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are injected with a fictitious serum that changes their bodies.

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The Amazing Spider-Man
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes. Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "The Amazing Spider-Man"

Cast and Crew

The Amazing Spider-Man is directed by Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie is November 8, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Amazing Spider-Man

Release Date: 9 November 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man releases to home video in the following packages:

The Amazing Spider-Man: Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack:

- Disc 1: 2D Blu-ray feature film

Special Features:

- The Amazing Spider-Man Second Screen App, including interviews, storyboards, alternate takes, costume tests, pre-visualization sequences and more. Allows you to “sling” content from your tablet to the TV.

- Disc 2: 2D Blu-ray

Special Features:

- 90 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries:Development and Direction, Casting, Costumes, On Location: LA, On Stage: Sony Studios, On Location: NY and Post Production and Release16 Pre-Visualization Sequences.

- Disc 3: DVD of feature film

Special Features:

- Deleted Scenes

- Filmmaker’s Audio Commentary

- The Oscorp Archives - Production Art Gallery

- Stunt Rehearsals

Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack Special Features:

All of the 3-Disc Combo Pack Special Features plus:

Disc 1: 3D Blu-ray

- 3D versions of the film

- 3D 101 with Director Marc Webb

- 3D Image Progression Reel

Disc 2: 2D Blu-ray feature film

Disc 3: 2D Blu-ray featuring 90 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries

Disc 4: DVD of feature film

Limited Edition Gift Set Special Features:

All of the 4-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Special Features plus…

- Collectible Amazing Spider-Man Figurine

- Collectible Lizard Figurine

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Actor Tobey Maguire played this super hero in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Another action avenger is born when an angst-ridden man tries to understand the death of his parents in Batman Begins.

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