Sweet and Cheesy Spiders

Every year on Mother’s Day — for the last few years anyway — I’ve let my sons take me to an action flick. That’s right. Not a chick flick. An action flick. I’ve seen Van Helsing, X-Men 2 & 3, both Spiderman movies and probably a couple others on Mother Days gone by. My sons love Mother’s Day. They think I’m the best mother in the world.

I can live with that.

Well, this year, we had Mother’s Day today, because my youngest will be on a school trip on the real deal and he didn’t want to miss it. You can’t blame the guy. We saw Spiderman 3, on opening day no less. And I have to say it wasn’t a bad way to spend time with my beloved heirs. Yeah, the movie was a little cheesy in places — it has to be. You can’t expect a script that calls the arachnid hero “Spidey”on occasion to be all business. And it’s got to appeal to eight-year-olds — who are notably big fans of Kraft singles.

I laughed in places where I’m not sure I was supposed to laugh. Like when Peter Parker goes Goth. (I don’t think that’s a spoiler. If you’ve seen the previews you’ve seen Spiderman in black)And there were a couple lines and scenes that were Velveeta-ish. (But I loved the scene in the French restaurant. It was funny and poignant at the same time. Chick-flicky!)

But the thing is, the plot of this movie — when you strip away the special effects, the chase scenes, the thrills — is all about forgiveness. That was the movie’s blessed sweet side. More than once the movie-watchers (that would be us) were told that revenge is a poison that kills from the inside out. And that you always have the choice to do the right thing. Always.

What mother doesn’t want her sons to learn that?

Author: Susan

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  1. Rel on May 5, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Great post! My hubby and I hope to get some romantic time away from our three girls soon and he wants to take me to S-3 – LOL!!! I love a good action flick too so it will be fun. I am super spoiled cause Steve loves a good chick flick from time to time too 🙂 Just don’t tell anyone I told you that – hehehe!!!

  2. Dawn Burns on May 5, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    My son went with his granny (my mom) yesterday to see Spider Man 3. My son said he has the coolest granny of everyone he knows — she loves the action blockbusters and has to see them on opening day.
    Anyway, they both loved the movie and said it even better than 1 & 2.

  3. Christina Berry on May 7, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    For our anniversary a few months ago, we saw Shooter. It was a great date! 😉

  4. Deena on May 8, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    My hubby took our son to the midnight premier…they’re still talking about it…and our son, who is 13, loves Spiderman because he teaches about God whether he knows it or not!

  5. Susan Meissner on May 11, 2007 at 4:04 am

    Thanks for chiming in, gals. Rel, a husband who likes chick flicks is a gem! Lucky you. Dawn, your son has a very cool granny indeed. Christina, I didn’t see Shooter. I can’t tell if you’re being serious. . .Deena, how cool that your guys went to the midnight premier. That’s the kind off that makes for great memories!

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