ByValerie May Rivett, writer at
Bookworm, filmlover, writing enthusiast.
Valerie May Rivett

A few days ago we posted a story about the upcoming Spiderman film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which talked about how we may possibly see the demise of Peter Parker's parents, but is it really necessary?

We know they're dead, we also know that they died during a plane crash and that a hunt for more information leads Parker to get bitten by the spider, which of course creates Spider-man. We saw all this in the first instalment of The Amazing Spider-Man series, so my question is why do we really need to see this? We know this back story, surely that this new film should just flash back to the ending, where we saw the demise of Gwen Stacy's father.

Yes, okay, I get that it is character development but it's commonly known among Spider-man fans that his parents are dead, and that his aunt and uncle had to step in, which also leads to him feeling pain and fueling his need for justice when his uncle and father figure dies. I loved the first film; I felt the pace was just right and we got all the information we needed to really understand the character. It was also different enough to stand apart from the earlier Spider-man series with Toby Maguire.

Maybe it's me, I just don't understand why we need to go over issues we already know. Surely the focal point of this film should be his relationship with Gwen since this may just be the last film with Gwen Stacy before we are re-introduced to the wonderful character Mary Jane.

So, what do you think? Am I just being grumpy and not wanting to be retold something I already know? Or do you think it's important for Peter Park as a character and we as an audience to actually see what happened to the superheroes parents?

Let me know what you think in the comments!


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