Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #28

Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse blew us away!  This may be the best Spider-man movie ever.  It was genius how they brought together so many “new” heroes to the movie-going audience and they made it work (too bad other superhero movies can’t always do the same).  The story was incredible with great voice talents and surrounding everything was amazing animation that was like a comic book come to life.

Lessons Learned from Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse

Sky: Make the best of the situation you’re in.

  • Miles Morales didn’t like going to that school and didn’t want to be Spider-man.  But, both happened to him and by the end he accepted each and tried to make the most out of them.

Dusty: With great power comes great responsibility.

  • When you’re blessed with something other people don’t have, you’ve got a responsibility to do something good with it.

Sky: We learn best by doing.

  • Miles was forced to be Spider-man in order to survive.  Getting out there and doing will teach you more in life than any book can.

Dusty: With great responsibility comes great need for resolution.

  • You’ve got to know what you stand for in order to exercise your power for the betterment of others.

Loved the new Spider-peeps in this movie

Sky: You are never truly ready for the most important things in life. You just learn to deal with or survive those things.

  • Miles could never be ready for being Spider-man, but when it came, he worked through it and survived.  A real-life example is having kids.  Sure, people can tell you what to expect but that’s never going to fully prepare you for what parenthood is like.  You’ve just got to learn to deal with it as it happens.

Dusty: Great need for resolution comes great need for action.

  • Following through with your great power, responsibility and resolve requires taking action and doing what you know needs doing.

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

You know a movie is good when the Rotten Tomatoes critics score and the audience are both over 95%: Audience at 95% and critics at 97%.

Sky has chosen Bumblebee as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Thor (2011).

Thor (2011) | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #27

Thor was a great introduction to our first intergalactic Marvel Superhero (if you don’t count Silver Surfer).  We enjoyed the movie, seeing the Warriors 3 and Lady Sif, along with Hawkeye and Agent Coulson.  Fun stuff, and you get a glimpse of the comedy that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) eventually brought forth in Ragnarok.

 

Lessons Learned from Thor

If they don’t heed your warning, feel free to use your weapon.

  • It was great seeing Darcy (unlike everyone else holding a weapon in every other movie) use the taser on Thor before he could get too close.

It’s never too late to do the right thing.

  • Everything seemed too hopeless for Thor after being cast out of Asgard. But he does the right thing and becomes a better person and tries to save the townspeople. He also sacrifices himself for the lives of his friends and everybody else, and this makes him worthy of regaining his power and Mjolnir.

Wise king’s never seek war, but must always be ready for it.

  • This was a great line that was revisited in Ragnarok.

Know which rules to break. Don’t break orders.

  • Yes, there’s big consequences for breaking orders.
Great scene with Hawkeye’s first appearance and “sexy Thor” going for Mjolnir

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If you want someone to do something, make them think it’s their idea.

  • Loki totally “inceptioned” Thor.

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

  • Thor’s pride got in the way, but he grew from this experience.

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Another close one on Rotten Tomatoes.  Audience at 76% and critics at 77%.  Lovely, we’re on the same page.

Dusty has chosen Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #26

We loved Captain America: The First Avenger.  Great story, Chris Evans is a perfect Cap and totally re-watchable.  Some great supporting performances all around, and an incredible score by Alan Silvestri.  What’s not to love?

Lessons Learned from Captain America: The First Avenger

Never give up.

  • Steve Rogers is the definition of tenacity. He wouldn’t give up on becoming a soldier and he wouldn’t give up on his friend and the other captured soldiers.  We love how he said he doesn’t like bullies and he’ll stand up to them no matter what. This is what really got us to get behind this version of Capt. America.

Be self-less and take care of others. Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.

  • These characteristics are embodied by Steve Rogers.

You never know who’s packing heat.

  • That was cool seeing the old lady in the shop prompt Agent Carter for the code and she had an awesome gun within arm’s reach.

The little guy can make a big difference.

  • Size doesn’t matter.  It’s what you do with it.

Be respectful of everyone even prisoners, because one day they may have a stick of their own.

  • Dum Dum Dugan was being pushed by a Hydra guard and told him to watch out. When there is a revolt in the prison, and the prison guards are being overrun, wouldn’t you rather have been considered a nice guy and maybe the let you live.
Pretty foolish, capturing Captain America

Always go after bullies. Even if they are Hitler.

  • Every bully deserves to be taken down.

If they deserve to die, kill them.

  • I love Spider-man, but he, Batman and Superman have an issue with killing baddies that deserve it.  Not Captain, though!  Love it!

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

What is happening over there on Rotten Tomatoes?  Critics at 79% and audience at 74%?  2 issues here: critics are higher and the audience is soooooo looooooowwwww.

Sky has chosen Thor as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Ralph Breaks the Internet.