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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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There were a couple of reasons for this. 1) Sam Raimi (director) and Bruce Campbell are good friends and Bruce normally gets cameo's in his films. 2) There was a rumor before and after Spider-man 3 Bruce Campbell was going to become Mysterio as Mysterio constantly blames Spider-man for his failed acting and stunt gigs.(source)


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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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Actually actors are supposed to do such things, like losing or getting weight to fit to the movie part. Tobey Maguire did this more than once. Here's the wiki part: Maguire has been a vegetarian since 1992 and in 2009 became a vegan. He often makes changes in his diet to either gain or lose weight for movie roles; for example, he dramatically decreased ...


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In the movie the reason spidey loses his powers is the more enigmatic part. I will try to explain my take on this by taking a closer look at his scenario step by step. In the movie we see a relatively younger Spider-Man (people who rescue him from the train fight remark that he is still a kid) who despite his IQ level shown in Spider-Man 2 (for identifying ...


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From Deadline - 'Spider-Man 4'′ scrapped: (January 2010) [...] Sony Pictures decided today to reboot the Spider-Man franchise after franchise director Sam Raimi pulled out of Spider-Man 4 because he felt he couldn’t make its summer release date and keep the film’s creative integrity. [...] My sources tell me that Raimi told Sony Pictures: “I can’t ...


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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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During Spider-Man 2, Parker goes through a puberty, if you will, regarding his identity and what it really means for his life as a whole. Due to all the stress of school, MJ seeing what seems to be the perfect guy for her, and being Spider-Man, he decided to try to give up being Spider-Man when his powers start to diminish as a result of all these burdens ...


9

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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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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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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One possible reason might be the desired to avoid too much angst. A Gwen Stacy plot has to end with Peter blaming himself for Gwen's death, and being blamed by her father. We already have that plot element in any Spider-man origin story with the death of Uncle Ben. Running the same plot device twice in the same movie seems wrong. Those of us who were ...


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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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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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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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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 ...


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I'd reason it's because Mary Jane was the more famous/iconic choice for Peter's love interest at the time of the original films and the writers/producers wanted to try their best to appeal to a wider audience. The Mary Jane entry on Wikipedia notes: According to co-creator Stan Lee, Mary Jane was originally intended to be simply a rival for Gwen Stacy ...


6

From what I can recall (it's been some time since I've seen the movie) there is no explicit explanation of how his suit was made. The movie just leads the audience to believe or assume that he ended up making it himself. The process of making a suit isn't very interesting, and the director probably didn't want to waste much time on it, so they probably ...


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I don't know how they handled it in this specific case, but keep in mind that usually scenes are not filmed in the chronological order they will end up in the movie. Reasons for this are mostly logistical and economical. If you have several scenes in the same location throughout the movie, it is just practical to shoot them all at once. Also factors like ...


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Isn't Spider-Man 2 where he goes through the whole life crisis thing and loses his powers for a while? I could see that being a part of him not sensing danger when it's around.


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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