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Spider-Man.

In this action-adventure, high-school student Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider at a science demonstration. The bite gives him special powers and Parker vows to use them to fight crime, namely his arch-enemy the evil Green Goblin. Parker's powers include great strength, an ESP-like "spider sense," the ability to cling to any surface, and to swing from building to building using spider-web strands.

Are these qualities really spider-like? Spiders do cling to ceilings and walls using tiny claws on the ends of their eight legs. And, like Spider-Man, they can lower themselves to the ground by spinning a single strand of very strong silk. Their "spider sense" can't be used to sense danger, but a spider does feel vibrations in it's web when prey is caught in the sticky threads.
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Publication:Kidsworld Magazine
Article Type:Movie Review
Date:Mar 22, 2002
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