Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"Next summer, the greatest battle lies... within. "A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
A Let Down.
There are some things that work really well, like the goofy comedy
that's also present in the other movies. The movie starts off nicely
with a great looking action sequence that implies how great the rest of
it could be. The special effects are fantastic. Unfortunately, the
movie is so convoluted that anything like a coherent plot is lost, as
well as any significant character development further than Harry, Mary
Jane or Peter himself.
Peter's "transformation" into a darker self when he dons the dark suit
is laughable. You're not sure whether you're watching a comedy, a
drama, or a purposefully ridiculous B movie. Peter's actions are so
over the top that you just want to laugh at the script rather than WITH
The main villains get only a short amount of screen time, and by the
"big" ending you're just wondering when Dawson's Creek is going to end
and when Spiderman 3 will begin. 90% of the film consists of Peter
Parker walking around, crying, and making a fool of himself in various
over-the-top ways. Perhaps I went in with too many expectations, such
as the possibility of an atmosphere to the film that would fit with
what was happening.
As a fan of the old cartoon, and a real fan of Venom, I was incredibly
let down by the amount of time spent on his character, as well as the
fact that Topher Grace is essentially Eric from That 70's Show, and I
don't mean that it's the same actor. He's the same scrawny, sarcastic
joker that he always plays, which, if you're familiar with the comic or
the cartoon, Eddie Brock was NOT. Even if you've never heard of Venom
or aren't a big fan, the villain has a total of about fifteen minutes
on screen and isn't very exciting, nor is anything about him explained.
He's simply suddenly THERE, as if thrown into the movie only to get
butts in the seats. So feels the entire movie. It all seems like
filler, even as the end credits start.
There was a point about halfway through the movie that I simply gave up
trying to justify the movie, and realized that it was just plain bad.
They tried to do too much, and by having so many villains, weren't able
to make a single one very deep. And the whole "inner conflict" theme is
a joke. Literally. Peter's "dark side" is more comedy than anything
I recommend waiting for this to come out on video and giving it a rent
if you're really that much of a fan. Overall, it's a big let down
considering the expectations and hype surrounding it.
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