Monday, July 23, 2012

2 Main Lessons From Spiderman

Watched The Amazing Spiderman at JB, Msia. Surprised reboot is better. Must have been tough to surpass previous given the bar is already set high. I still prefer previous spidey actor (Tobey Maguire) rather than reboot's. Director Marc Webb of Spidey is his 2nd time directing a movie. So well done. What track record does he have? Dun get brainwashed about track record that S'pore's ruling Pro Alien Party likes to harp about.

There are 2 main lessons from Spiderman:
1) Spiderman Not Helping To Catching a Robber Ends Up His Uncle Got Killed
This is the most obvious lesson for viewers of the movie yet is often neglected. In S'pore's case look at those who can't be bothered by the policy failures of the incumbent ruling party. Or the policy failures haven't "impacted" their own lives or those closed to them yet.

Again this brings us back to quotation text regarding the Nazis in WWII occasionally sighted in the comments of socio-political sites:

First they came for the communists,
& I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
& I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
& I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
& there was no one left to speak out for me.

by Martin Niemöller

Just because something doesn't affect you right now doesn't mean it won't impact you or your closed ones in future. People need to be reminded/drill this into their heads.

2) Responsiblity in Sharing Your Gifts With the World
'With great powers come great responsibility' is a harsh lesson shoved upon Spidey upon Uncle Ben's death.. Spidey have doubts-giving up his vigilante role so as not to bring harm to those closed to him.

However he is reminded that he is given the gift of the special power for a reason. It is his duty/responsibility to share it with the world to better it.

Again in S'pore's case so many sinkies's gifts are snuffed out due to the ultra competitive education system designed to churn out easily replaceable cogs. What a narrow-minded way to decide a person's fate through academic 'A', 'A', 'A' & memorising text & facts when there's wikipedia available to millions.

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