Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Movie Review: Spider-Man 2

"I believe there's a hero in all of us that keeps us honest,
gives us strength, makes us noble
and finally allows us to die with pride -
even though sometimes we have to be steady
and give up the thing we want the most.
Even our dreams."

Aunt May

Says it all really. If you don't believe that you can be a leader without realising it, watch Spider-Man 2 and pay close attention to the scene these words come from.

In it, Peter Parker has become "Spider-Man no more" and forsaken his powers. Young Henry Jones' admiration, and his aunt's wise words, make him think again.

It's a great movie if you're feeling at all burdened by your responsibilities to others. It was a timely message for Marie and me! (Long story)


At 11:57 AM, Blogger Borscht said...

A long story, alas, that we should at least hear some inklings about. Sure enough, there was a good reason the film nailed things at the box office. Resonant themes that cross age and culture gaps.

I have yet to see it -- there are so MANY good films to see, alas.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Simon said...

>> A long story, alas, that we should at least hear some inklings about.

Okay, some inklings as requested.

The film resonated with Marie and me as we had spent our day (one of Marie's rare days off) helping a family member who couldn't do some stuff for themselves.

We had a choice - as did P.Parker - to say no, we want to be happy and free (and enjoy a day off), or to say yes, I have a responsibility to use the abilities I have, that someone else does have.

Thank goodness we can't spit webs from our hands!


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