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He is referring to Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird." In that story Atticus Finch was a lawyer who staunchly defended a black man whom everyone in town believed was guilty. Jameson calls Peter that because of Peter's rush to defend Spider Man.


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First off, since you mentioned the comics: in the original comic string, this is not a line spoken by Uncle Ben. Rather, it's an unspoken caption on one of the panels (that is, it's not actually spoken by any character.) However, in later comics, Peter's flashbacks to the days when Ben is alive have shown him saying it, which is where the movies drew their ...


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Here's a quick rundown of the changes so far. Spider-Man In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, the web shooters are organic mutations that were a result of the genetically engineered spider bite. In Amazing Spider-Man, they stuck to the comic book roots and had Peter invent mechanical web shooters that use a formula partly developed by his father. Peter's Past ...


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Neither in the comics, nor in the Sam Raimi movie does Spider-Man kill the person responsible for Uncle Ben's death (in the comics he dies of a heart attack, in the movie he falls out of a window. Although Spider-Man 3 reveals that it was actually Flint Marko who shot Uncle Ben). I think the important part is not the death of the culprit, but the following ...


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Early on in the film, before he's turned into a supervillain, Octavius has Peter over for dinner. His wife, Rosie, asks Peter if he has a girlfriend, to which he answers he doesn't know, prompting Octavius to advise, "Love should never be kept secret. If you keep something as complicated as love stored up inside, it could make you sick." Peter first shows ...


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He programmed an AI into the arms to make them work better as an extension of his body. And he created the inhibitor to prevent the arms from getting too smart and influencing him. You can see the arms adjusting some things in the machine in this scene, that I imagine is the AI that is doing and helping Doc:


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He says it multiple times in the movie. It's Tritium. Or atleast a fictional version of it. Supposedly only 25 pounds of it in the whole world in the movie. In real life, it's just an uncommon on Earth isotope of hydrogen. Just like how the real life kryptonite is an inert gas instead of a radioactive crystal, the movie embellishes the nature of the material....


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The phrase itself predates Spider-man: The phrase "with great power goes great responsibility" was spoken by J. Hector Fezandie in an 1894 graduation address at The Stevens Institute of Technology - "The Moral Influence of a Scientific Education", The Stevens Indicator, Volume 11, Page 217.The exact phrase was repeated during a speech by President Harry S....


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I cannot find a YouTube video of this, but I saw the original audition Tobey Maguire did for Spider-Man. In the audition he took his shirt off to show how cut he was. This is what got him selected for the part. Here is an article online which talks about this. They didn't wait for him to bulk up, the scenes with him looking limp were CGI'd to make him look ...


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From an interview with Bruce Campbell: When did you first meet the Raimis? I was born in the same hospital as Sam Raimi – the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oaks. I met Sam in junior high – very briefly while I was with a friend of his – and he was dressed as Sherlock Holmes, playing with dolls. I thought he was a creepy weirdo, and I ...


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From Wikipedia entry of Spider-man's power - The ability works through thin layers of cloth, such as the fabric of his costume, but not through materials such as the soles of shoes. When Peter Parker needs to crawl without changing into the costume, he removes his shoes first. Spider-Man's wall-crawling ability has increased with time, most notably in a ...


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Because Spiderman wasn't known yet and they were too far away. Peter Parker also didn't wear the costume he's later known for but rather a crude costume he made for a wrestling match. In fact, from that distance it just looks like a random guy in a baggy red pullover and jeans: Even if they did spot that spider symbol and made the connection later when he ...


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What he wants was to have a normal life, because a normal life was the way to be in a relationship with MJ. Being Spider-Man moves him further and further way from his own life (family, friends, college, work and, most importantly, Mary Jane). He subconsciously wants to stop being Spider-Man. After the talk with the doctor he realizes he has a choice, and ...


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We don't know. At least I don't think it's ever revealed. He obviously took the Goblin suit from Oscorp and discarded the original helmet in favour of the new, scary, goblin one - but to my knowledge it's never shown where he got this helmet from.


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The general reason is that Topher Grace, along with Ashton Kutcher, wanted to move on to other things in his career, particularly acting in films.


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There's a scene where the arms are clearly convincing him that he should build another one, and he isn't able to think clearly enough to realize why that is a bad idea. So I think it's more, "What's the arms' motivation?" My guess is that he built the arms in order to build the device, so when he created them, he gave them the compulsion that the device ...


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In the Amazing Spider-man, they are following the same path as the real comics accept for the wrestling part. In the real story, the events occur as - In high school, a radioactive spider bite gave Peter superhuman powers. Creating the costumed identity of Spider-Man for himself, Peter sought first to exploit his newfound powers as a masked wrestler ...


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Because plot? It's not a great answer, but I think it's the logical one. They could have made Doctor Octopus seem like the strongest person in the universe, but if Spiderman could have knocked him out with a single punch it would have looked a little ridiculous. We would have had a film with Spiderman running away/getting beaten up the entire time, until ...


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There is nothing at all to suggest so in any of the cinematic incarnations so far, as while Peter clearly has a 'spider sense' I do not believe that he or any other humans have a 'natural instinct' to kill spiders (notwithstanding arachnophobes). Although many people do kill small harmless animals for no reason, I do not believe (or perhaps hope?) that it is ...


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What does Spider-Man want, other than Mary-Jane? To have his Spider-Man abilities back.. ...which, due to a mental block, he's losing on a temporary basis. He believes that by strongly focusing on what he wants to achieve he can overcome this mental block and force the abilities to return.


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It's a reference to the Roman: Quintus Caecilius Pomponianus (born Titus Pomponius; c. November 110 – 31 March 32 BC),1 better known by his cognomen Atticus, was a celebrated editor, banker, and patron of letters from an old but not strictly noble Roman family of the equestrian class and the gens Pomponia. He is best remembered as the closest friend of ...


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Specifically in the films, Parker grows a hooked chitin from his fingers. Assuming he cannot do the same with his feet, he needs only to apply compressive stresses (think arches) to transfer the weight to his hands. So his feet would supply minimal support where his upper body would compensate for every movement.


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I am pretty sure the scene of him looking weak and skinny was CG... they didn't film him skinny then have him bulk up, they just used CG/airbrush to make him look that way


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Because Gwen Stacy was in the same university as Peter and Harry: A student in Peter Parker's university class in Spider-Man 2, portrayed by Ellen Pompeo, is identified as Gwen Stacy in the film's novelization. - wikipedia Here is the novelization if you want to look. In comics Gwen knows a lot of people from Peter's life and she had more prominent ...


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There were only three costumes before the final one. One is from Stingray, but it was put with utility belt sound like Batman-ish. Stingray from comics: It is bit debatable but Dutch Wikipedia article assumes the same : Stingray’s kostuum is te zien tussen de vele schetsen voor een potentieel Spider-Man kostuum in de film Spider-Man. The second ...


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In Amazing Spider Man movie it is somehow proper that Peter did not revenge uncle Ben death. First, Peter left the house in anger and he just needed some time for himself, like aunt properly tried to convince uncle Ben. Uncle was good man but just the same amount as he had goodness in him, he was also very rigid persona and he actually would not have to ...


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I believe him losing his powers is something purely psychological rather than physical. Peter is shown to have financial trouble, relationship problems, educational struggles, etc and it is all because he is Spider-Man. As we progress through the movie, Peter himself doubts his choice to be Spider-Man with the daily bugle giving him a bad reputation and ...


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I will try to answer it by my own thoughts. In one line, the answer is: The main reason behind his losing powers was he started to hate himself because he could not balance between his normal life and criminal-hunting life anymore. This hate was not explicit, but it existed silently in his inner heart. He was economically weak, so he had to sell Spider-Man'...


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