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Subj: You know, if they're going to go camp, they should go camp BIG! [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 12:16:05 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Thoughts on Spiderman 3 {MAJOR MOVIE SPOILERS!!!!}
Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 03:25:44 am EDT

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Ok, seriously. Don't spoil yourself. It won't be as good if you do.





I'm being serious.





Last warning.



Ok, here goes.



I'm not going to give a complete review because some people love some movies that others hate. Therefore, I'll just say what was good and what wasn't.

The good:

Gwen Stacy goes on a date with Peter and looks hot. Captain Stacy appears a few times. Sexual tension between Peter and Betty and Jonah is as funny as ever. A Sandman you sort of feel for. Venom looks awesome and is in fact an alien symbiote. Connors examines it.

In addition, Harry decides to help Peter in the end as most of us thought he would. However, you really feel glad when it happens. I thought it would come off as predictable and boring but I ended up feeling relieved that they made up. Also, Harry kicks some major arse in this movie. I really hope you get to be him in the game. The Eddie and Peter rivalry was amazing as well. And the fight at the end with Venom was really cool.

There was a lot of humor and the action was great. Go see it. i really liked how they worked on MJ's character and the Pete/Harry conflict was pretty cool. I'll have to see it again before I give a complete review but I really thought it completed the series well. Also, I'm glad Pete and MJ didn't get married. They left things open, which is nice considering what happened with Betty and Gwen.

The bad:

The movie upheld the tradition of corny dialogue that wants to make me hide my face. However, at least in this movie the made it over the top such that it was actually funny. You didn't take it too seriously when Pete starts acting stupid.

Ok, one thing people will hate. Sandman did kill Uncle Ben. It was an accident and I was ok with it, but I know people will hate it. The thing, as usual, is how amazingly small the world of Spiderman is. It just happens that a meteor with a symbiotic organism falls right beside the only guy in NYC with super powers. Oh, and the other two people with super powers also know that guy. Oh, and when he decides the get rid of the costume, guess who happens to frequent the church Pete happens to be next to? Oh well, it's a movie.

I mean they should have gone totally over the top. Like when Peter said, "I forgive you" to Sandman, Sandman should have started crying tears of mud, then run to hug Peter (but Peter accidentally hugs through him) with Sandman saying, "Oh, sorry buddy". Then right before he blew away he should have formed a giant sandy thumbs up in the sky.

If all that had happened, I would have thought, "OK, I get it now. It was meant to be this way. Cool!" and left satisfied.

Instead I left thinking it was just a poorly executed, poorly edited, overwrought production. There was enough material there for either one really good movie, or two pretty good movies. But instead they ended up with one so-so movie, and given that the first two were so consistent with each other and established a pattern of excellence, I'm disappointed that the creative team would lose sight of their own understanding of the character.

The third one should have been about one villain and one villain only -Harry. The franchise always seemed to ultimately be Harry's story, with everything affecting him deeper and deeper. I always believed that the first two movies were all a buildup to a final showdown between Peter and Harry. This should have been that movie, with the two of them matching wits both on and off the battlefield. No other villains were necessary, although I could have seen the symbiote angle fitting into Peter and Harry's conflict, perhaps by powering Peter up as the edge he needed and making him give into his aggression and frustration at being constantly vexed by Harry.

In the end, the movie was just too, too much and became a progressively campier parody of itself, not unlike a movie a decade ago featuring the not-so-beloved Bat-nipples.

> Ok, seriously. Don't spoil yourself. It won't be as good if you do.
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> I'm being serious.
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> Last warning.
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> Ok, here goes.
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> I'm not going to give a complete review because some people love some movies that others hate. Therefore, I'll just say what was good and what wasn't.
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> The good:
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> Gwen Stacy goes on a date with Peter and looks hot. Captain Stacy appears a few times. Sexual tension between Peter and Betty and Jonah is as funny as ever. A Sandman you sort of feel for. Venom looks awesome and is in fact an alien symbiote. Connors examines it.
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> In addition, Harry decides to help Peter in the end as most of us thought he would. However, you really feel glad when it happens. I thought it would come off as predictable and boring but I ended up feeling relieved that they made up. Also, Harry kicks some major arse in this movie. I really hope you get to be him in the game. The Eddie and Peter rivalry was amazing as well. And the fight at the end with Venom was really cool.
>
> There was a lot of humor and the action was great. Go see it. i really liked how they worked on MJ's character and the Pete/Harry conflict was pretty cool. I'll have to see it again before I give a complete review but I really thought it completed the series well. Also, I'm glad Pete and MJ didn't get married. They left things open, which is nice considering what happened with Betty and Gwen.
>
> The bad:
>
> The movie upheld the tradition of corny dialogue that wants to make me hide my face. However, at least in this movie the made it over the top such that it was actually funny. You didn't take it too seriously when Pete starts acting stupid.
>
> Ok, one thing people will hate. Sandman did kill Uncle Ben. It was an accident and I was ok with it, but I know people will hate it. The thing, as usual, is how amazingly small the world of Spiderman is. It just happens that a meteor with a symbiotic organism falls right beside the only guy in NYC with super powers. Oh, and the other two people with super powers also know that guy. Oh, and when he decides the get rid of the costume, guess who happens to frequent the church Pete happens to be next to? Oh well, it's a movie.


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