We’ve been waiting a long time for Spiderman 3 to be released. Not wasting a single moment I went to the midnight opening here in the States.
Spiderman 3 starts slow and goes slow for about the first 20 minutes and there is way too much of Mary Jane singing. As if the initial singing weren’t bad enough we’ve got to hear her scream for the last 20. (Is Kirsten Dunst really needed for part 4?)
Then the ball gets rolling. James Franco brings some life back to the Goblin character and his acting is dead on. He’s cold, scorned, and just a bad dude. His acting gets more over the top as the movie goes on, but a good job overall.
The action scenes are unreal and damn worth checking out. I wish they had cut out about 20-30 minutes of the useless character “personality” scenes. We know these characters, yet it feels like the film is spoon feeding the audience. (10 minutes of MJ crying…she’s sad, we get it.)
I had very high expectations for Spiderman 3. It feel into all of the #3 traps of the latest trilogy trend – squeezing in too much, becoming a parody of itself, and not wrapping the story completely in the end.
You will still feel a bit giddy when you leave the theater though not like you did after the first one. It’s dark and dark is good, Toby Maguire is dead-on and really likable no matter how evil he becomes. The ride is a good one (could have been 1 hour 45) and most people will like it. Plenty of funny scenes to keep things light, and enough serious scenes that the audience just laughs at anyway.
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Anil, you gave this movie a 7. That is just plain bullshit. This movie is a pure 10. It was funny, moving, action packed, and everything else that makes it the first movie worth the $10.25 – and besides “The hot fuzz” from the shaun of the dead boys, no other movie was. I loved the movie. We definitely could have used more venom though, perhaps they are saving it for part 4. There was a lot of plot in it and a lot unresolved, so I do see spidey 4. Stan Lee had a line in it. Wow. I also noticed in the credits that sam raimi put his sons in the movie. Wow. Anyway, it was a great movie and everyone should see it to assure that there will be a spider man 4.
Now, for something unrelated: MOVIE THEATERS ARE DEAD. The movie just came out today and the picture was scratchy like a dj jazzy jeff record. There were also pricks on their cell phones in the row behind me. I couldnt halp but thing how much better the movie would have been at home on my dvd player with surround sound and 48 inch tv screen. Instead of paying for two tickets, I could spend that 20 bucks on the dvd and own it forever. I remember hearing about a year ago that movies are considering going straight to dvd (and I am not talking about dunston checks in 3 or the sandlot 4). I think this would be the greatest thing. That is where the real money is anyway. I would pay 30 bucks a dvd to have it on opening day. Gladly.
What do you think!
To be honest the more I thought about it the more and more I began to like this movie.
I still think that it falls into the #3 of a trilogy trap in parts, but overall better than most movies I’ve ever seen. I think a lot of my complaints had to do with the fact that I went to see the movie @ 12 and had to wake up at 530am the next day.
The people in the theater were pretty annoying though, I have to agree. I’m not a big fan of buying DVDs – I am huge on the Netflix.
Sipdey 4? I’d have to say it’s a lock to be made…
I just read this:
Spider-Man will return for at least three more movies, its studio has said after the super-hero’s third film broke North American box office records.
Sony Pictures chief executive Michael Lynton told the BBC: “Everybody has every intention of making a fourth, a fifth and a sixth and on and on.”
There would be “as many as we can make good stories for”, he pledged.
Spider-Man 3 is now the most successful new release in history, making $148m (?74m) in its opening weekend.
That beat the previous best of $136m (?68m) set by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest last year.
Woooowwwwwwww….spiderman 3 is very very fantastic,i’m very glad b’cause i can watching this film.Really, i hope the spiderman 4,5,6,7 and next can to made very quickly.