The Amazing Spider-Man being the prequel, it is forgivable that it is not as action-packed as the other Spider-Man movies that came before it. If you haven’t watched the movie, expect a lot of dialogues and character building.
I read in an article (or in a tweet) that Tobey Maguire declined to play the role of Peter Parker because he thought he is too old to play the part. Assuming that bit of information is true, I guess it is just right to choose a younger actor to play the lead role.
According to my friend Jon, the portrayal of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spiderman is faithful to the comic book series.
Aside from the known “With great power comes great responsibility,” here are a couple of lessons we can learn from The Amazing Spider-Man:
If you have the capacity to do the right thing, do it.
It is with this precept that Peter Parker’s father Richard Parker lived by. Too bad for Peter Parker, had to learn it the hard way.
You can be hated for doing the right thing.
During the early stages of Peter Parker’s occupation as Spider-Man he always ends up being misunderstood whenever he tries to do his job of helping other people. People, particularly Gwen‘s father Captain George Stacy, believed that Spider-Man causes all the harm and trouble.
Clean up after your own mess.
Peter Parker thought it was his responsibility to detsroy the gigantic lizard because he, although indirectly, created the monster.
The consequence of what you do will find its way back into your life.
(Spoiler alert!) My favorite part in the movie was when the father of the son, whom Spider-Man helped, returned the favor by aligning the cranes in the city for him to have an easier way to the Oscorp Tower. At first I thought it was rude of the father to not even say, ‘Thank you’ after Spider-Man saved his son. But later on in the movie he shows up again and plays a vital role.
You are welcome to share what you think of the movie. 🙂