I love action movies – I always have. I particularly enjoy the Marvel movies – Spiderman, the Avengers, Thor, Hulk – you get the picture. Cameron and I are busy working our way through them all and having loads of fun. I found him some comics at Bargain Books for Christmas which I know he is going to love.


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A Facebook friend of mine asked about the appropriateness of the latest Spiderman movie for her kids. I was rather taken aback by some of the replies she got. Both my kids have seen it and apart from the scene where the uncle dies I didn’t think it was that bad. I have seen Disney scenes that are sadder than that scene was anyway.

One of the comments was dead against it because they felt the child would start jumping off the roof thinking that could “fly” like Spiderman does. In fact there were two similar comments to this. My initial reaction was “REALLY?” Followed by a slightly judgemental thought of “How does your kid manage to get onto the roof without anyone noticing?”

Then I thought my poor kids must have no imagination because neither of them have tried this and as you know, Spiderman has been around for years so they both know he shoots webs from his wrists and jumps from building to building. They have walked around pretending to shoot webs from their wrists though – I have done it before – it’s a pretty cool super power to have don’t you think? But they certainly don’t think he can fly.

The latest movie actually shows how he makes the device that shoots the webs out anyway so it’s pretty clear where they come from.

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Have any of your kids tried something similar to this?

Even though I have sorted my kids gifts for Christmas this Spiderman toy for boys is actually very cute and really does shoot webs out. Doesn’t it look super cool?

Do you enjoy Super Hero movies? If you do who is your favourite? I am torn between Batman and Wolverine.