With great power comes great responsibility.
Spider-Man currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records award for the largest single-day box-office earnings ($43.6 million for its first Saturday opening) and is currently the fifth highest-grossing film in U.S. history ($403.7 million), which paved the way for two sequels.
This study will look at all three Spider-Man movies, explore what it means to be a hero, note how choices shape our character, and examine the responsibilities that come with the gift of power.
Discussing the Scenes
--What Makes a Hero: There's a hero in all of us.
(John 16:33; Hebrews 11:1 40)
--The Ability to Choose Whom We Become: We are whom we choose to be. Now, choose!
(Matthew 22:34 20; Romans 6:11 14; 12:1 2; Galatians 5:1; Philippians 4:8 9)
--Power and Responsibility: With great power comes great responsibility.
(Luke 8:40 48; 12:48; Acts 3:1 10; Romans 12:1 2; Ephesians 2:4 5; 2 Timothy 1:6 7)
--Pride Before the Fall
(Proverbs 11:1 3; 16:8; 29:23; Psalm 10:4)
--The Battle Within
(Romans 7:14 19; Romans 8:5 17; Romans 12; Philippians 2:1 18; Philippians 4:8 9)
--Forgiveness and Redemption
(Matthew 6:9 13; Matthew 18:15 35; Luke 7:36 50; Luke 11:2 4; Ephesians 4:29 32)
As the Credits Roll
Spider-Man (Sony Pictures, 2002), screenplay by David Koepp. Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures, 2004), screen story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon; screenplay by Alvin Sargent. Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures and Marvel Enterprises, 2007).
All films were directed by Sam Raimi and are based on the Marvel comic book character, Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. All films are MPAA-rated PG-13 for stylized violence and action. (Note, all films use profane language, and though the violence may be stylized, some characters die mercilessly.)
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