10 Ways To Ensure The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Is An Absolute Triumph
10. Enough With Peters Parents
Marc Webbs The Amazing Spider-Man franchise has distinguished itself from the Sam Raimi trilogy by placing an inordinate amount of focus on the origins of Peters parents. This is a storyline that was never a big part of either the mainstream Marvel Universe or the alternative Ultimate series, so the inspiration for this creative direction is quite mysterious. In fact, many Spider-Man fans openly detest the comic book storyline that establishes Peters parents as spies. Spider-Man is supposed to be the everyman hero just a regular teenager who, through happenstance, acquires super powers. Giving him pseudo superhero parents robs Peter of what makes him special. In addition to making Peter's parents corporate spies, Marc Webb's films put forward the idea that only Parker DNA could be used with Oscorps genetically enhanced spiders. That makes Peters turn as Spider-Man seem pre-destined, rather than miraculous. Still, all of these issues would be forgiven if the Parker family mystery was remotely engaging and didn't grind the momentum of the films to a halt. After two movies, the storyline is a flop and should not be a part of The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
Mark is a professional writer living in Brooklyn and is the founder of the Chasing Amazing Blog, which documents his quest to collect every issue of Amazing Spider-Man, and the Superior Spider-Talk podcast. He also pens the "Gimmick or Good?" column at Comics Should Be Good blog.