Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter and his class are on the field trip, the female scientist begins talking about the different types of spiders. Two spiders change position. The first one we see is on the side of the glass, as if it's trying to climb up, then when Pete is about to take its picture, it's suddenly resting on the floor of the case. The second one is sitting on its web and when the camera returns, the spider has webbed up three mice and is in the process of lifting them up.

Correction: The spider is lifting grasshoppers or crickets, not mice.

Corrected entry: When Peter and Aunt May enter the house after the graduation ceremony, it sounds like Aunt May calls Peter 'Phillip'.

Correction: It only sounds like it, though. What she really said is, "Can I... can I fix you something to eat?"

Corrected entry: Watch the spinning razor blade that goes off to the left when Goblin attacks Spidey in the burning building. Spidey dodges it, and it shoots off to the left - and totally disappears.

Correction: It doesn't disappear, it goes through the flames in the background.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter Parker has to change into his costume at the World Unity Fest, he rips open his shirt in the middle of a HUGE crowd and his costume is revealed. It is really hard for me to believe not one person saw him do that.

T Poston

Correction: It is definitely possible that no one saw it, everyone would have been watching everything else going on (besides, no one ever saw Superman do that).

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: When Green Goblin is holding MJ off the bridge, she's wearing house shoes. She starts flailing her legs. Two of the shoes fall off, but she still has one on her foot. Was she wearing three shoes?

Correction: Two fall off, and they never reappear.

Corrected entry: During the movie, Peter acquires a "spider sense" that warns him of danger even if he doesn't see it himself. In the apartment fire scene the Green Goblin disguises himself as a woman with a blanket to surprise Spider-man, every one in the cinema can easily see it is the Goblin thanks to the shape of the blanket over the awkward pointy mask, Spider-man even reaches out for the "woman" and nearly taps her in the shoulder yet the spider sense never goes off.

Correction: The dangerous & fiery environment would've been driving his spider-sense crazy.

Corrected entry: When Spider-Man chases his Uncle's murderer into the old building, Spider-Man sneaks up on him and smashes his head through the two glass windows in a door. Spider-Man smashes his head in one. But if you look when he smashes the killer's head through the second window, it's the exact same shot.

Correction: No, just looks the same because it's a head through a window. The first one has a red sticker on the bottom left corner, the second one doesn't.

Corrected entry: Why didn't Green Goblin just take off Spider-man's mask when he knocked him out with sleeping gas? Wasn't he interested in knowing who Spider-man really was?

Correction: In the original script, there's a line referring to that. The Goblin says something along the lines of "No, I didn't remove your mask. I respect you." At that point, he's more interested in proving himself a worthy ally. It's not till Spider-Man refuses the deal that the Goblin wants to find out who he is.

Corrected entry: If Peter had to sign consent forms for the wrestling match, wouldn't the promoter know his real identity and tell everyone who Spidey was once Spider-Man was in the news? He had seen Peter's face and would DEFINITELY remember the creep who let the robber get away.

Correction: He likely wrote an X on the form, which would be considered a legally binding signature, allowing him to compete in the match.

Corrected entry: When MJ falls from the building during the parade, Spider-Man goes and rescues her. This should not be possible because according to the laws of gravity, everything falls at the same speed. This being so, Spider-Man should not be able to jump off after MJ falls and still catch her.

Correction: Everything only falls at the same speed in a vacuum - in air Spidey would fall faster due to the position he was in.

Corrected entry: If the Green Goblin had the capability to build radiation bombs (like the one that incinerated the board members on the balcony in a split second), then why did he bother using anything else when fighting Spidey? He could have killed Spidey instantly anytime he wanted if he had those bombs.

Correction: The Green Goblin had been getting all his gizmos from Oscorp, and it had been mentioned earlier that the glider had been "stolen" from Oscorp (and the person we saw testing out the glider was wearing a suit very similar to the Green Goblin's). Hence, if there was only one radiation bomb he could get ahold of, or if only one prototype was made, that would explain why they were never used again.

Corrected entry: When we see MJ emerge from the diner, she is wearing high heels. Waitresses in New York City diners don't wear high heels, unless they want blisters the size of half dollars.

Correction: MJ is LEAVING work, so she could've changed her shoes to go home. She likes wearing heels, demonstrated in the film as she wears them a lot. Even at school she wears knee-high boots.

Correction: This assumes the students knew then and there that it was webbing that the tray was attached to and not some other substance. They know Flash bullies Peter and they might have just thought Peter rigged something together to throw the food at Flash in retaliation. We never see any students inspecting the webbing afterwards, so it can't be definitively said that they would be able to connect it to Spider-Man when he emerges months later.

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where Mary Jane is attacked by the four thugs in the alley, there is an over-head shot of her fleeing with the thugs shouting 'Hey! Where you going, baby?' and as this is happening, we see Spider-Man running along the top of the nearby building taking his shoes off. If you put the screen on pause or slo-mo, you can see he definitely has his mask on (check out the reflective lines on his head), but seconds later when he is pulling the thugs off Mary Jane, he has his mask off. Why would he take his mask off when he wants to keep his identity unknown? (01:16:20)

Correction: Spidey's mask was most likely thrown off or taken off by one of the thugs because as said, Spidey didn't want his identity known so he wouldn't have done it on purpose.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Goblin tries to get Spider-Man to join the Goblin, the Goblin tries to convince Spider-Man that the people of the city would love to see him fail. The Goblin's exact line is: "But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail fall die trying". Yes, the Goblin (Dafoe) says both "fail" and "fall". The line only works grammatically using the word "fall". Dafoe's voice even drops dramatically when he says "fall", and then returns to the dramatic pitch he uses in the rest of the line, as if he is expecting the movie's editor's will pick this up and edit out the word "fail".

Correction: Actually he says: "...fail, fall, die trying", as in three different ways of not succeeding. It makes no sense either way "Fail die trying" or "Fall die trying", so it has to be the three different ways.

Corrected entry: At the big showdown at the end, Spider Man spins a web in front of The Green Goblin and he tears it down. As the Goblin rips it apart, you can hear metal being torn/bent happening with the movements of the web's destruction.

Correction: This isn't a mistake. It is just simply implying the strength of Spidey's web, which is extremely tough. And thus, implying the strength of the Green Goblin. A normal spider web has about 5 times the strength of steel, for its size.

Corrected entry: When Osbourne is getting ready to be tested he says something like "...when the vapor hits the blood stream." If you look, you can see his mouth isn't moving when he's saying this. (00:15:30)

Correction: Yes he does. Since Norman's lips are partially obscured since he is removing his shirt it may look like he doesn't say the lines but he does.


Corrected entry: The scene where Spidey saves the baby from the fire, why is the "mother" in the street when her baby is in the apartment unattended? The baby appears to be only a few months old and if she had been out, wouldn't she have taken it with her? Her clothes and face are clean and not smoke smudged so it's unlikely she was forced out by the fire.

Stuart Green

Correction: It is possible that both the baby and mother were in places that were fairly safe from immediate danger, (like the mom in the living room, the baby in its crib down the hall) however there could have been a hallway that was too smoke or flame filled for the mother to get through to the child.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: Towards the end, during the climatic fight between Spider-Man and Green Goblin, there is a part where Goblin is against a wall (this is just before he spears himself with his own hoverboard) and the floor at his feet is fairly intact, but when Peter jumps down the floor is a lot less intact (this is shown from a sideview displaying both Goblin and Spider-Man).

Jack Vaughan

Correction: The building is old and has fallen apart over some time and the fight. some of the floor is intact while there are sections that are missing. you could see missing pieces whe the fight first arrives in the building.

Corrected entry: When Spider-man first gets his new suit you can see the world trade center in his eyes when the film came out in 2002.

Correction: The movie was filmed in 2001, and obviously is supposed to be set in 2001 (despite it being released in 2002). The original trailer for the film showed Spider-Man catching a felon's helicopter in a web that he strung between the twin towers.

BocaDavie Premium member

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Continuity mistake: When Norman is getting ready to test himself, he lies down on the bed, fastens himself in and the doctor goes to the computer. However, when it shows him being brought in to the chamber he has several electrodes connected to his chest and head. (00:15:20)

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Trivia: A cameo appearance. Jameson (the boss at the newspaper) has the male assistant who is dressed completely in black and has the glasses. This is in fact the director's brother, Ted Raimi. (00:54:10)

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Question: What was Tobey Maguire's full process to get Spider-man's body? What was his body and fighting training and food diets? Is there any website where they have it in full writing?

Answer: The following is taken directly from People Magazine May 27, 2002: WORKOUT: Maguire exercised for at least 3.5 hours, six days a week, with his regimen varying "depending on how sore he felt," says Joujon-Roche. Mornings were spent improving his flexibility with yoga and splits, along with building strength through abdominal and lower-body exercises on an oversize ball. "We would just work on each body part until we killed it," Joujon-Roche says. "Then the next day we'd go to another and kill that one." Afternoons were devoted to cardiovascular activities like martial arts and cycling, to burn fat, plus gymnastics. "Tobey did his own flips with that Spider-Man hood on," says Joujon-Roche. "We gave him self-assuredness." DIET: For breakfast Joujon-Roche made the actor, a vegetarian, a "high-protein shake that included nuts, essential oils and vitamins." Lunch, he says, was often "marinated tofu with broccoli and walnuts and dinner a big veggie burger with brown rice." The menu varied with Maguire's output. "If his workout was pure weights," says Joujon-Roche, "he needed protein. If he did cardio, he'd have a shake of all carbs."

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