Before Peter Parker became amazing, he needed to learn how to use his abilities. This scene doesn’t hold up visually compared to the more recent movies, but it’s crucial to the beginning of the Wall-Crawler’s movie career. More importantly, this is still among the most important moments in Marvel movie history.
Seeing Peter climb and attempt to swing for the first time was special. Fans got to witness him try to use his powers for the first time. And, like most people, he failed on his first attempt. It helped make him succeed at it even better. Had he got it right on the first attempt, it wouldn’t have meant much. Plus, it was entertaining seeing him discover his Spider-Sense.
5. The Train
Movie: Spider-Man 2
There have been a lot of action scenes in Spider-Man movies. Spidey also fought his share of supervillains and everyday criminals. Of all the scenes, this writer believes none of them combined emotion, action, and importance the way the train scene did.
Peter fighting Otto Octavius and almost dying saving the passengers on the train was emotional. Then it goes from heart racing to heartwarming when the people of New York try to protect their hurting hero against Otto. Just like Spidey, he didn’t run away despite being hurt. He stood up in defense of the innocent people despite barely being able to stand.
This was an emotional roller coaster that lasted less than 20 minutes. Not something easily accomplished.