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The Hidden Secrets Of The Amazing Spider-Man’s Deleted Scenes
Intriguing tidbits from the Amazing cutting room floor…

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2. Connors’ Condolences (0.56)

A recurring theme of The Amazing Spider-Man’s deleted scenes are the many lost efforts to humanise of Rhys Ifans’ Curt Connors. Here, the good doctor turns up at Peter’s house to offer his sympathies after the death of Uncle Ben, a scene deleted in its entirety in the finished product.

During his conversation with Peter, Connor asks after Uncle Ben’s profession: “Gwen was telling me he was a… draftsman?” “Bridges. He built bridges,” says Peter. “Bridges are America’s cathedrals. Wonderful creations.” This is an intriguing for a couple of reasons: firstly, it may remind West Wing fans of Martin Sheen’s glorious “Two Cathedrals” speech, and secondly (and more importantly), The Lizard is going to tear apart the Brooklyn Bridge in about 20 minutes.


As well as acting as a doorstep father figure for his protégé, Dr. Connors takes the time to bring along his three-legged lab mouse, Fred – except now he’s got four legs, and all thanks to Connors’ serum. “You did it!” says Peter. “We did it,” says Curt. “We must be greater than what we suffer,” he adds, a line that ties in nicely with Connors’ own issues with his missing forearm.

With this scene canned, the fact that Fred now has four legs is instead revealed later on in a tense conversation between Connors and Oscorp stooge Rajit Ratha, who commands him to start human trials. Connors refuses, only to carry out the trials on himself anyway.

What’s such a shame about this scene’s removal is that it could have added so much depth to Connors’ character and his connection with the mysterious disappearance of Peter’s parents 15 years previously. This is still to be explained in The Amazing Spider Sequel, so it’s a safe bet that a similar scene will have to occur between the now-imprisoned Lizard to explain just what happened and just how close Connors and the Parkers were.
 

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1 Alistar Smythe
So regarding the shadowy figure at the end scene I wanted to know who it was. After watching the movie it began to drive me crazy. So I began to do some investigation after about an hour on Google I came up with nothing. But as I kept reading I found an interview with the guy who played "the lizard" he mentioned that all tho the shadowy character was not Norman Osborne, he was employed at Oscorp. Now in the amazing Spiderman video game one of the villains was Alistair smythe, who was employed at oscorp. Now I might be reaching here but judging from what the lizard said in the interview could it not be that the shadowy figure could be Alistar Smythes father!????? Who knows aha just thought id share what I found aha More

Posted by supermario1287 on Monday January 7, 2013, 23:55

2 Alistar Smythe
So regardingthe shadowy figure at the end seen I wanted to know who it was. After watching the movie it began to drive me crazy. So I began to do some investigation after about an hour on Google I came up with nothing. But as I kept reading I found an interview with the guy who played "the lizard" he mentioned that all tho the shadowy character was not Norman Osborne, he was employed at Osc More

Posted by supermario1287 on Monday January 7, 2013, 23:48

3 Surprisingly Good
Probably because the less than enthusiastic reviews, I was actually pleasantly surprised by this film. I'd also argue it's better than any of Raimi's efforts by some margin. I'm not a massive Andrew Garfield fan, but he was better in the role than Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone knocks the spots off Kirsten "charisma vacum" Dunst any day of the week. I also liked how he was more Spider like in this film i.e. more wall crawling and web antics such as the web in the sewer to detect the Lizard when he made a move. Was this reboot really needed? No not really, but that doesn't make it a bad film and I'll happily watch the sequel now. More

Posted by Old_Pyrate on Monday December 3, 2012, 13:24

4 Shadowy Man
I like that the actor play9ngt the Shadowy man is FUN BOY from the Crow (also known as the porn dealer in Seven who gets interviewed at the same time as the freaked out guy with the razor dildo YIKES). More

Posted by blindfold on Monday December 3, 2012, 12:56

5
Watched this again over the weekend and it has grown on me. Not the best spiderman film, that's Spiderman 2, but the best Spiderman performance for sure. Shame some of these were deleted. The fact that Dr Ratha disappears halfway through the film is too big a mistake for a film that is released in a world where everyone is on the internet picking the film to pieces as soon as they've watched it. Also thought something would come of turning the SWAT team into Lizards as well. But nothing More

Posted by NateDrake007 on Monday December 3, 2012, 09:29

6 It will take more than deleted scenes to improve this film!
They should have included the Sam Raimi version of Spiderman, because frankly this Garfield and Webb reboot is the worst superhero movie ever! If you have trouble sleeping, buy this DVD, it will put you in a coma! More

Posted by darkhart on Sunday December 2, 2012, 17:46

7 Conundrum
I Have a question. How does Aunt May didn´t saw the boxes of eggs when she openend the fridge to get those eggs she's using? More

Posted by Mereel on Friday November 30, 2012, 18:46

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