...retty amazing. Cause really, no other superhero film had really truly captured the weight of heroism in a non-romantic sense. That ending where, in most movies the hero gets the girl, he rejects her to protect her and walks away in epic fashion summing up his "Gift and curse" before an epic transition to a final swing through the city landing on the American flag (At the time the sentiment was much appreciated given the 9/11 tragedy the year before). Everything about it screamed brilliance to me visually and thematically. Let's be honest, "The Dark Knight" kind of was late to the party on the whole "He's a hero but not one people like". Nolan just said it better. LOL Great movie, but Spider-Man to me was like it terms of heroism and sacrifice.