After his parents leave him behind, Peter is raised by his aunt and uncle. It’s the usual Spider-Man story that every, well, almost every version of Spider-Man has in common. This time around, Uncle Ben and Aunt May have raised a fairly sarcastic, uber-intelligent, and athletic-ish (he occasionally rides a skateboard) Peter Parker who spends the entire first “Amazing Spider-Man” movie in high school. But despite Ben and May being the best surrogate parents he could ask for, Peter always seeks the truth about his parents’ disappearance.
Their departure is strange, sudden, and leaves Peter wondering what could have been so bad that they had to leave. So, when he finds his father’s old briefcase, complete with some new information about his father’s mysterious past, Peter seeks out none other than Curt Connors. We’ll get to the results of that more in a moment, but there’s one other thing that Uncle Ben imparts to Peter on behalf of his father — one thing that every Spider-Man aficionado knows all too well.
While “The Amazing Spider-Man” doesn’t include the famous “with great power, there must also come great responsibility” line, Ben gives Peter the speech in his own way, and the message remains the same … if only Peter listened.