SAGES lecturer Brad Ricca explains Spider-Man’s success

Why Spider-Man is pulling in moviegoers. Again.

The Christian Science Monitor: The Amazing Spider-Man opened Tuesday to big ticket sales, even though it’s just five years after the previous franchise. The Peter Parker character draws fans in, said SAGES lecturer Brad Ricca. “A teenager can’t identify with Superman or Batman, but they absolutely can with an outcast Peter Parker with his bad hair and spider bites. Peter Parker will never be the cool kid in the know—and that’s why we root for him.”