"Malcolm in the Middle"

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.
Tobey Maguire Spider-Man
Kirsten Dunst Mary Jane Watson
James Franco New Goblin
Thomas Haden Church Sandman
Topher Grace Venom
Bryce Dallas Howard Gwen Stacy
Rosemary Harris May Parker
J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
James Cromwell Captain Stacy
Theresa Russell Emma Marko
Dylan Baker Dr. Curt Connors
Bill Nunn Joseph 'Robbie' Robertson
Bruce Campbell MaĆ®tre d’
Elizabeth Banks Betty Brant
Ted Raimi Hoffman
Willem Dafoe Norman Osborn
Perla Haney-Jardine Penny Marko
Cliff Robertson Ben Parker
Elya Baskin Mr. Ditkovitch
Mageina Tovah Ursula Ditkovitch
John Paxton Bernard
Stan Lee Man in Times Square
Michael Papajohn Dennis Carradine, Carjacker
Joe Manganiello Flash Thompson
Hal Fishman Anchorman
Lucy Gordon Jennifer Dugan
Steve Valentine Photographer
Tim Maculan Play Director
Marc Vann Play Producer
Joe Bays Jazz Club Manager
Gregg Daniel Detective Neil Garrett
Rogelio T. Ramos Emergency Room Doctor
Timothy Patrick Quill Crane Operator
Menachem Mendel Boymelgreen Kid in Times Square
Nasir Stewart Kid in Times Square
Austin Hendrickson Kid in Times Square
Taylor Hemhauser Kid in Times Square
Kathryn Bryding Woman Outside Theater
Joe Virzi Police Detective
Bill E. Rogers New Jersey State Policeman #1
Michael Alexander New Jersey State Policeman #2 (as Mike Alexander)
April Parker-Jones Test Site Technician #1 (as April D. Parker)
Edward Padilla Test Site Technician #2
Robert Curtis Brown Test Site Technician #3
Paul Terrell Clayton Test Site Technician #4 (as Terrell Clayton)
Carolyn Neff Test Site Technician #5
Christina Cindrich Test Site Technician #6
Sonya Maddox ICU Nurse
Andre B. Blake Crane Disaster Radio Policeman
Derrick 'Phoenix' Thomas Cop at Crane Disaster (as Derrick Thomas)
Jessi Collins Mary Jane's Replacement
Michael McLaughlin Boy at Keys to the City Ceremony
Anne Gartland Councilwoman
Emilio Rivera Policeman at Sand Truck #1
Keith Woulard Policeman at Sand Truck #2
Reynaldo Gallegos Armored Car Driver
Jim Coope Newsstand Patron #1
Dean Edwards Newsstand Patron #2
Margaret Laney Newsstand Patron #3
Toni Wynne Congratulatory Woman at Daily Bugle
Aimee Miles Coffee Shop Waitress
Tanya Sinovec Jazz Club Waitress
Mark Kubr Jazz Club Bouncer
Emma Raimi Girl with Camera
Lorne Raimi Boy at the Final Battle #1
Henry Raimi Boy at the Final Battle #2
Samantha Ressler Girl at the Final Battle
Alan Cohn Jazz Club Musician
Dan Callahan Jazz Club Musician
Ron King Jazz Club Musician
Carol Chaikin Jazz Club Musician
Dan Cummings Jazz Club Musician
Vance Hammond Jazz Club Musician
Maya Rosewood Charlie's Mom
Abbey Skinner Cafe Girl
Shade Rupe City Hall Cheerer (uncredited)
Producer: Avi Arad,Grant Curtis,Laura Ziskin
Writer: Sam Raimi,Ivan Raimi
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 it.

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 else.

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.

Nr of disks/tapes:2
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.7
Musician: Christopher Young
Running time: 139 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-05 22:33:39