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Subj: Re: agree...to an extent....my few gripes. [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 08:41:06 pm EDT
Reply Subj: agree...to an extent....my few gripes. [SPOILERS]
Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 07:07:47 pm EDT

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went and saw the movie today. i discussed my feelings about it with my girlfriend and here are my gripes:

too many crowd cut away shots. i don't want to see random people. i dont care who they are. whoop-de-doo you know sam raimi, now get away from the camera.

news reporter introducing the final battle.....weak. why not set up with some psychological warfare between spidey and venom. harassing phone calls. show up on her doorstep. show us why mj hates the black costume.

kirsten dunst-if i wanted to watch a musical i would go watch something where somebody is actually good. no wonder the critics bashed her.

dance scene was awful. we had just gotten a dance scene with emo-parker. wtf.

jjj-was not as stongly written as he was in the first two. his screentime in 1 and 2 was priceless.

everything felt rushed at the end.

Here are the positives though

Sandman was great. his special effects alone were amazing. especially when he built himself up. awesome.

Venom-i went into the movie with an open mind. i was not let down. i thought his storyline worked out well. topher grace was good. i expected venom to have a little bit of a deeper voice though.

bruce cambell again was good in his bit part. one day he'll get a major role in a spidey film. one day.

all in all if i give the first movie a 8/10 and trhe second a 9/10 i would have to give this one a 7/10. i left feeling a little unfufilled. satisfied but still hungry. i wasnt let down as i was with x-men 3 or daredevil. and i felt ok about it but i wasn't ready to go and see it again.

i predict it will make about 300-320 million. 110 opening weekend.

> went and saw the movie today. i discussed my feelings about it with my girlfriend and here are my gripes:
>
> too many crowd cut away shots. i don't want to see random people. i dont care who they are. whoop-de-doo you know sam raimi, now get away from the camera.
>
> news reporter introducing the final battle.....weak. why not set up with some psychological warfare between spidey and venom. harassing phone calls. show up on her doorstep. show us why mj hates the black costume.

That is known as bad screenwriting 101. I was surprised they were so desperate to use it here.

>
> kirsten dunst-if i wanted to watch a musical i would go watch something where somebody is actually good. no wonder the critics bashed her.
>
> dance scene was awful. we had just gotten a dance scene with emo-parker. wtf.
>
> jjj-was not as stongly written as he was in the first two. his screentime in 1 and 2 was priceless.
>
> everything felt rushed at the end.

Perhaps the biggest thing that hurts the movie, and makes us feel empty leaving the theater, is that the strongest material is in the first hour and the weakest in the final half hour.

You missed my biggest gripe with the script, though. And that is while his best friend is dying, Pete stops to listen to Sandman's confession.


>
> Here are the positives though
>
> Sandman was great. his special effects alone were amazing. especially when he built himself up. awesome.
>
> Venom-i went into the movie with an open mind. i was not let down. i thought his storyline worked out well. topher grace was good. i expected venom to have a little bit of a deeper voice though.
>
> bruce cambell again was good in his bit part. one day he'll get a major role in a spidey film. one day.
>
> all in all if i give the first movie a 8/10 and trhe second a 9/10 i would have to give this one a 7/10. i left feeling a little unfufilled. satisfied but still hungry. i wasnt let down as i was with x-men 3 or daredevil. and i felt ok about it but i wasn't ready to go and see it again.
>
> i predict it will make about 300-320 million. 110 opening weekend.















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