> Just got back from the movie and whilst there was a lot to feel good about there were a few things that left me feeling the film had suffered from the curse of 3. (See Return of the Jedi and X-Men Last Stand)
Jedi was great. (Yes, even the savage Teddy Bears)
X-Men just lost the director from the first couple movies (and honestly I only thought the second one was all that great. The others were just okay) to the Superman franchise.
> 1) Waaaaaaayyy too much going on. With so many plot threads there was very little time for exposition and I feel that the film suffered because of it.
Better too much going on than too little.
> 2) Why do the villans always have to have a secret heart of gold?
Assuming you’re talking about Harry and Sandman, I’d be disappointed if their movie incarnations weren’t “secretly” good people. Their comic counterparts certainly were.
> Can't we just have someone who's nasty for the hell of it?
Norman and (presumably) Venom weren’t?
> Plus, Sandman SFX were very reminiscent of the Mummy a few years back. Not exactly cutting edge.
What were you expecting for SANDman’s SFX?
> 3) Is it Spider-Man 3 or the Peter and MJ show? I know the firts two films finished with Spidey swinging through Manhattan but it felt right and when the credits rolled at the end, following the last scene in the Jazz Club, it just didn't feel the same.
I’m not even sure how to respond to that. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it but didn’t the first movie open with a line like “this is a story about a girl”. When wasn’t it "the Peter & MJ show"?
> > 1) Waaaaaaayyy too much going on. With so many plot threads there was very little time for exposition and I feel that the film suffered because of it.
> Better too much going on than too little.
Amen brother. I just don't get why people respond so negatively to complexity. You don't need a lot of exposition when it is the third film!