With great power comes great responsibility
In 2002, one of the world's most popular comic book heroes made his
leap to the big screen. Released in conjunction with the 40th
anniversary of the web-slinger's first appearance in a comic book,
Spider-Man centers on an ordinary student named Peter Parker who, after
being bitten by a genetically-altered spider, gains superhuman strength
and the spider-like ability to cling to any surface. He vows to use his
abilities to fight crime.
an early age, Peter Parker lives in Queens, New York with his beloved
Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Peter leads the life of a normal student,
working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after his
beautiful next-door neighbor Mary Jane Watson and hanging out with his
buddy Harry Osborn.
On a school field trip where Peter and his classmates are given a
science demonstration on arachnids, Peter is bitten by a
genetically-altered spider. Soon after, he discovers that he has gained
unusual powers - the strength and agility of a spider along with a
keen, ESP-like "spider sense".
Peter decides to use these powers to make money to impress Mary Jane.
He appears in a wrestling match and, armed with his new spider
strength, wins the match in record time. But the crooked wrestling
match promoter refuses to award Peter the prize money. Moments later,
the promoter is robbed and Peter has the opportunity to catch the
burglar fleeing from the promoter's office, but because he wants
revenge Peter refuses to stop him. Tragically, the burglar kills
Peter's Uncle Ben during a carjacking as he flees the scene of the
Spider-Man, Peter apprehends the burglar but is plagued with guilt for
not being a hero sooner. During his time of turmoil, Peter remembers
something Uncle Ben once told him: "With great power, comes great
responsibility." Peter takes this to heart and decides to use his
extraordinary powers to fight crime and protect the city as Spider-Man.
megalomaniacal businessman Norman Osborn, Harry's father, is undergoing
some changes of his own. An experimental formula has gone awry,
increasing his intelligence and strength but also driving him insane.
He is now the Green Goblin, Spider-Man's arch-enemy, who will put young
Peter Parker's vow to fight crime and help innocent people to the