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Review: Spider-Man 3
Eric Schaen (06/26/2012)
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Spiderman 3 SandmanThings that could have been better:

•No musical numbers. Now I love me some James Brown. But the attempt to recreate the “Rain drops keep falling on my head” moment from Spidey 2, just didn’t work here at all. The dance scene in the jazz club made what could have been a more serious moment, feel silly instead.

•Missed opportunity with Sandman. I love the Sandman in the comics and casting Thomas Hayden Church was a brilliant call, he even resembles Flint Marko. Underutilizing him as the film’s villain is just such a waste. There are so many cool things that could have been done with the Sandman. In the early comic books he was one of first villains to give Peter a serious shellacking. I’m sure if he were used more effectively he would have made a serious antagonist for Peter all by himself. A shame the opportunity was squandered.

•Gwen Stacey. I mean this was Peter Parkers first love. To this day her death is one of the most powerful stories in comic history. To have her appear simply as a tool of jealousy seemed rather pointless. If they didn’t want to use Gwen correctly, why use her at all? Couldn’t they have chosen another female from the comics as a foil for Mary Jane? Perhaps introducing Felicia Hardy would have worked better here.

There are worse superhero films. Blade 3, Jonah Hex, Green Lantern and X-Men: The last stands all come to mind. Yet, there is no denying that Spider-Man 3 is the weakest of the trilogy and earned its place among the list of not so great super-hero films. I guess it’s like the old adage goes, “two out of three ain’t bad”.

I give Spider-Man 3 a 2 stars out of 5.

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i am sorry for all the people who hated but i just can't see why people have a hate steark on ovies that end to be three but i do agree with some of your point's like the no venom mask or the fact that harry was not allowed tp save mary jane. but overall it was a okay movie i would give it a 3.5 out of 5

Posted by: spideyfan on 7/2/2012 6:51:58 AM
the thing that ruined spiderman 3 for me was the casting of venom, that actor should have been hired to play peter parker from the off set instead of toby (cardboard cut out) maguire. and he had no where near the intimidation factor you expect from venom.
that and my general hatred of shoe-horning an extra villan into the movie, both characters were easily well deserving of thier own leading villan slots rather than having to share screen time with the other... multiple villans sounds like a good idea on paper but i dont think it's been pulled off on screen yet. and yes i dont feel it worked in the dark knight either... harvey dent was fine but they should have saved two face for the next one rather than screwing up banes appearence

Posted by: Ste on 6/27/2012 11:31:20 AM
2 things I hated most about Spidey 3:

-Venom was rarely Venom. It seemed the actor's agent successfully lobbied to have his face and real voice poking out of the symbiote every other second.

-The ending was a mess. Peter and Harry Osborn teamed up to fight the villains and save a damsel in distress which was great. But when they got their Peter was incapacitated while Osborn was doing great on his glider. There were multiple opportunities for him to save MJ, but clearly he was put on fight duty so that Peter could save his girlfriend. The way this was portrayed felt contrived and annoying, especially since it had already been established that Harry liked her as well and would have been equally concerned about her getting hurt.

Posted by: Kragnorak on 6/27/2012 11:08:54 AM
Saw the trailers of "Spider-Man 2012" and Emo-Spider-Man is how I think I'd describe him. Hope Spidey isn't too serious or dark or he wouldn't be the Spider-Man we've all come to know and love. Keep those wisecracks and one-liners coming Spidey or you'll turn into just another Batman.

Posted by: The Iron Thug on 6/27/2012 1:06:43 AM