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May 07, 2007

Spider-Man 3 - 6

Not only was this film a huge hit at the box office this weekend (setting all-time records), but it was literally huge. I saw this film on an IMAX screen. It made for great film viewing during action sequences and truly made the characters larger than life. On the down side some of the dialogue scenes maybe a little too big, but regardless a fun time. Unlike the first two films, which I liked better, this film focuses more on the development of 3 villains that climax in the ultimate battle. The love story is not as well developed in this film, but there is plenty of humor (including cameos by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell). Even Peter's going over to the dark side has its moments. Ultimately, he rediscovers who he should be and learns more lessons on vengeance, forgiveness, and the hard work of love.
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst continue to play their characters well, while the addition of Topher Grace and Bryce Dallas Howard only half worked.


chris said...

Greg... this movie deserves a 2 at best. Sorry man, but I seriously enjoyed about point two seconds of it, and was more than annoyed at the rest.

I feel my sole goal in life right now is to alert people to how lame this movie really is. I mean, yea, it's making a butt load of cash, but that doesn't make it a good movie. haha.

Anonymous said...

Meh, it's not bad but rather middling all the way, while still capable of great individual moments (the James Brown montage, the jazz club, the cookie baking, and Franco's aweinspring "this pie tastes GREAT" line delivery.

The action set pieces, barring the initial Sandman scene where he tries to grab the locket, aren't all that exciting, but the film is interested in how the media exerts a pull on Spider-Man's sense of entitlement, confusing celebrity with justice.

5/7 using your scale