I went to see The Amazing Spiderman with my brother a few days ago. Unlike the majority of my friends, I really loved the original Spiderman trilogy, regardless of how cheesy it may have been. For one, Spiderman is by far my favorite superhero. Maybe it’s because I’m intrigued by the color red, maybe because I’m mildly and ironically afraid of spiders, and maybe just because he’s awesome. But regardless, I went and expected nothing but the best.
Naturally, it exceeded my expectations and I’ve grown an obsession with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone like every other girl in the world and I was enthralled by the special effects and now I have a mild fear of lizards and I like run on sentences. But in all seriousness, it got me thinking.
Movies and superheroes that continue to capture my heart:
- The Amazing Spiderman
- Batman Begins
- The Dark Knight
- Iron Man
- Captain America
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Avengers
It’s funny. As I was sitting through Captain America last year, I had a sort of pride in this country. Granted, not every superhero I just named began in America, but it’s the feeling we get. It’s the feeling for two hours that we have someone to protect us in times of trouble. It’s the feeling that someone or something is willing to put on the cape or mask or spandex and run after us. They’re always at the scene in the nick of time.
I always wanted to know a superhero (or be a superhero). I would close my eyes at night and hope I was bit by a spider and become Spiderwoman (And hey. Who wouldn’t want to know Spiderman?) There was a sense of valor and integrity that I always wanted to see for myself. I still geek out every time I see a superhero movie.
It’s nice to know that there are some people in this world that would easily step up and do the right thing in face of danger. It’s fabulous to know that they still exist. And without getting too spiritually tied into this, it’s good to know that my God is willing to save my life like that.
What an analogy. I’m going to go grab my cape now and stuff.
PS. You’re welcome for plastering beautiful Andrew Garfield on this post.