And the ending reminded me a lot of the last scene in The Graduate (one of my favorite movies of all time).
Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn’t seen either film. Which you should go correct immediately.
Mary Jane Watson has just left her fiancee at the altar and runs into Peter Parker’s arms. She leaves everything to be with this guy that she is so in love with despite him telling her over and over again that he doesn’t want to be with her. But she’s standing in his door. And she’s telling him she can handle being Spiderman’s gal. And then they kiss. And it’s happily ever after. Roll the credits.
Only that’s not exactly what happens.
After the kiss that everyone’s been waiting for, we hear a police siren. Spiderman has to go save the day. Mary Jane tells him to “go get ‘em, Tiger,” and he’s gone. She goes to the window to watch him webswing away and we expect to see her smiling after her man. But we don’t. She doesn’t smile. It’s just this sad, distant stare.
And that’s the same look that Elaine and Ben have on their faces at the end of The Graduate. Not sure what to do after such a rash decision that will literally change their lives. Wondering if they did the right thing, the wrong thing. They were just kids. And after that, are they anymore?
What do we do now?
I get emotional over superhero movies.
“I’ve been a fan of Spider-Man since I was three years old. I needed Spidey when I was a kid and he gave me hope. He made me, Andrew, braver. Spider-Man has saved lives, and he saved my life.”
“City Blocks” based on “Elementarism: Counter-Composition XVI” by Theo van Doesburg.
featuring some classic superhero logos.
Marvel and DC, i do not discriminate.
CAN YOU NAME THEM ALL?!?!
if you can’t we aren’t friends.