PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to save the city from the machinations of a mysterious reptilian foe.
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In this film Spider-Man uses artificial devices to shoot webs, inspired from the original comics where he possessed similar devices for his webbing (only later would he gain the superhuman ability to shoot webs). Marc Webb explained the web-shooters were a creative decision to showcase Peter's intellect: "We wanted to emphasize that these are things that Peter Parker made and that he is special himself even if he feels like he's an outsider."
Five, four, three, two, one... Ready or not, here I come.
When Peter first discovers his powers on the train (Q-train), it was leaving Manhattan (Oscorp Tower) heading towards Coney Island, Brooklyn (last stop). Peter Parker lives in Forest Hills, Queens, NY. The Q-train did travel to Queens at the time of filming, but it went to Astoria at the north-western tip of the borough. The correct trains for Peter to be on would be the R M F or E.
Additionally, the Q ran above ground in most of Brooklyn, including the approach to Coney Island.
The film title is covered in spider-webs crawling with spiders.
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