My views on cinema, are quite well know and well published on this blog. I never obtain movies from anything but legal means. Watching a film at the cinema, buying or renting the DVD or even catching a showing on Sky Movies is much better than going down, the download route. I describe myself, as the average ‘joe’ cinema goer (poor attempt at rhyming, I admit!) Catching only the major blockbusters at the big multiplexes, preferring to watch the majority of my films from the comfort of my own home. I like action, adventure, science fiction, comedy and even some more family orientated pictures. This was the second time I was going to the ‘revamped’ FilmWorks. The Matrix sequel, had been my first time there in April 2003. If first impressions are everything, then this was a non-starter. The tickets at the UCI 6 screen complex, and cinemas in general have gone through a slow evolution. First was the dot matrix, a overthrow from the 1980s, printed out on paper, (which still had the perforated edges for the printer). Then the small thin card squares, with the even deep set printing. Now? Now, a pathetic excuse for paper, which is more closely described as tracing paper you used to use in primary school, with tickets measuring 6cm by 4cm. What has the world come to? Glad I do not make it a regular habit to go the UCI brand of cinema. Vue shall always have my future business. There is nothing greater than the birth of a hero, than his return. I need to clarify this. I strongly believe no hero is ever born. They are made. Built by the environment and the potential nemesis that lies in wait. I love heroes. Reluctant heroes are the best for the silver screen. We share with them their desire to balance a normal life, yet always depend upon them to save the day, and come to our rescue. (We don’t want much, do we?!) As much I have enjoyed the Superman movies and Christopher Reeve’s portray of the Man of Steel. Something was missing. I like my heroes to have that human element, that vulnerability which is why heroes such as The Shadow and The Phantom appeal to me. Spiderman is in that very category. His gift is also his weakness. We could get into a deep discussion about heroes and villains, benevolent versus malevolent but I will leave that for another day. The movie is fantastic and I cannot recommend highly enough for you to go down your local multiplex to watch it. Action scenes play out like intimate ballet, the direction is yet again breathtaking and the vision of Sam Raimi to take Stan Lee’s comic book creation to the big screen is unparalleled. Did you spot the creator’s cameo? It was very brief, and if you weren’t paying attention you would have missed it, in the blink of an eye. The great thing about a movie such as this is as you leave the cinema, to head home. You are overcome, by an warmth inside. This so called, ‘feel good feeling’, is letting you know. Yes, our heroes will always conquer the villains. Good will always triumph over evil, and maybe, just maybe the hero shall never have to question his existence, his place again. We begin, only now to learn that true meaning of Uncle Ben’s solemn word’s, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. We cannot deny one, without the other.