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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 07:12:08 pm EDT
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Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 06:08:37 am EDT

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The Good:

- Aunt May was great. Best working of her character yet in the films.
- It was very entertaining. The story kept things moving. Never dull.
- The special effects were fun.

The Bad:

- Cheese. Everywhere. Granted, it's a superhero movie, a little's to be expected. But c'mon. Some of the acting was plain awful. The scene with Harry and MJ...doing the twist...made me cringe. Peter's 'My Chemical Romance' hairdo just didn't work. I get why they did it...but, sorry. It was just a bad idea. Harry's over the top smiles when he meets Peter to mess with him and about MJ. This movie just had too many cheesy moments to be ignored.
- I had some serious problem's with Peter's character. The first two films were absolutely masterful in making you feel connected with him - this one, wow. They didn't do a good enough job of making us realize that because of the bad things going on in his life, and the effects of the symbiote on his mind, Peter's not himself. I didn't feel that there was a good, honest Peter beneath his emo-haircut-veangeful self. And in anyway, what the symbiote and his altered motivations made him do was ridiculous - the whole scene where he gets all sleazy in the jazz club was over the top. Fun, hilarious, and entertaining...but over the top.
- Sandman just seemed too huge. Literally. Some more cheese.
- Gwen Stacy's character went hardly anywhere.
- Virtually no development or info on the Osborns' butler. Conveniently becomes important in the end.
- Venom's overpowering, grim looks just didn't suit very well with Topher Grace's voice and occasionally-poking-out face. Wasn't menacing enough.
- After seeing what Peter and MJ do to each other, I feel like the audience loses a lot of respect for them, and lot of the urge to fight for the relationship with them, and to ultimately see it work. The first two films, we're dying for them to be happy! This I mean, it just fades away. They just seem dispicable.
- The whole bizarre, fake love triangle thing concocted by Harry (that had a little bit of reality, though - not explained enough) just didn't work. More. More. Explore the space of that idea. It just wasn't satisfying.

Overall, decent film. Huge disappointment. The first two were so excellent. Surprising, too. Nearly the exact same creative team.

> Overall, decent film. Huge disappointment. The first two were so excellent. Surprising, too. Nearly the exact same creative team.

Actually, not in the most important part which is the script writing. This is the only one of the three that Raimi (with his older brother) wrote by himself and I think it shows to be honest.

Being a great director doesn't make you a great writer.

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