Spider-Man Trilogy

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

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Also, be sure to see our Teen Version of the Spider-Man 1 & 2 Movie Discussion Guide.


Spider-Man currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records award for the largest single-day box-office earnings ($43.6 million for its first Saturday opening) and is currently the fifth highest-grossing film in U.S. history ($403.7 million), which paved the way for two sequels.

This study will look at all three Spider-Man movies, explore what it means to be a hero, note how choices shape our character, and examine the responsibilities that come with the gift of power.

Discussion Guide

    • Movie Summary

    • Discussing the Scenes

—What Makes a Hero: “There's a hero in all of us.”
(John 16:33; Hebrews 11:1–40)
—The Ability to Choose Whom We Become: “We are whom we choose to be. Now, choose!”
(Matthew 22:34–20; Romans 6:11–14; 12:1–2; Galatians 5:1; Philippians 4:8–9)
—Power and Responsibility: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
(Luke 8:40–48; 12:48; Acts 3:1–10; Romans 12:1–2; Ephesians 2:4–5; 2 Timothy 1:6–7)
—Pride Before the Fall
(Proverbs 11:1–3; 16:8; 29:23; Psalm 10:4)
—The Battle Within
(Romans 7:14–19; Romans 8:5–17; Romans 12; Philippians 2:1–18; Philippians 4:8–9)
—Forgiveness and Redemption
(Matthew 6:9–13; Matthew 18:15–35; Luke 7:36–50; Luke 11:2–4; Ephesians 4:29–32)
    • As the Credits Roll

Based On

Spider-Man (Sony Pictures, 2002), screenplay by David Koepp. Spider-Man 2 (Sony Pictures, 2004), screen story by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Michael Chabon; screenplay by Alvin Sargent. Spider-Man 3 (Columbia Pictures and Marvel Enterprises, 2007).

All films were directed by Sam Raimi and are based on the Marvel comic book character, Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. All films are MPAA-rated PG-13 for stylized violence and action. (Note, all films use profane language, and though the violence may be “stylized,” some characters die mercilessly.)

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