The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters on May 2nd. Are you looking forward to seeing it? I know I am! Members of our household are definitely Marvel Comics fans and Spider-Man is one of our favorite characters. My husband introduced our son (age 6) to Spider-Man at an early age and now little sis (age 2) has also joined in on the fun.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
Here’s the trailer for the new movie.
The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes that include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power. This guide will help parents start (or continue) conversations with their children that will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that matter. The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers.
In the discussion guide, there are six sets of questions. Each set of questions has it own topic, like “The Nature of Power” and “You Are Somebody Who Is Needed.” There is also a bible verse/passage included that goes along with each topic. I’m not sure if we will take our six year old to see the movie just yet (it’s rated PG-13), but I like how the discussion guide is formatted so you can still talk to your kids about each topic, even if they don’t see the movie. It can be helpful to know who the characters are, but we can introduce the characters from the comic book version first. I will definitely be thinking about and going over these questions with my husband. Even if you or your kids are not really into Spider-Man, the discussion questions are great to use to get some conversations going. And who knows?…maybe this will help turn you into a Spider-Man fan, if you aren’t one already!
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