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panther7

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Scott

Subj: Re: Thanks Alot, Avi Arad! ***Spider-man 3 Spoilers***
Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 at 02:15:01 am EDT
Reply Subj: Thanks Alot, Avi Arad! ***Spider-man 3 Spoilers***
Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 at 03:41:38 pm EDT

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Alas, Spider-man 3 is, in my opinion, nowhere near as good as SM2. I still enjoyed the movie. It could have been worse. But the most painful thing to watch is that there was actually a pretty good story in there buried under the crap that "Marketing" piled on. I could see this being the chapter that really defines Peter's moral character--the good guy who chooses not to use the bad guy methods. Unfortunately, somebody with a lot of influence insisted that Venom get shoe-horned into the story. You would think that everybody would know their Clone-Saga history and understand the consequences of marketing dictating to the creative elements. This movie could have been so much better. I hope Raimi comes back to do a fourth installment and I hope Arad stays out of his way so he can do a true movie "for the fans."

> Alas, Spider-man 3 is, in my opinion, nowhere near as good as SM2. I still enjoyed the movie. It could have been worse. But the most painful thing to watch is that there was actually a pretty good story in there buried under the crap that "Marketing" piled on. I could see this being the chapter that really defines Peter's moral character--the good guy who chooses not to use the bad guy methods. Unfortunately, somebody with a lot of influence insisted that Venom get shoe-horned into the story. You would think that everybody would know their Clone-Saga history and understand the consequences of marketing dictating to the creative elements. This movie could have been so much better. I hope Raimi comes back to do a fourth installment and I hope Arad stays out of his way so he can do a true movie "for the fans."

I agree with a lot of what you said. (though I hesitate to lay responsibility on Avi Arad, or anyone else for that matter). While I enjoyed the movie, I did feel it was the weakest of the three. That's okay though. My third favorite Beatles song is still pretty awesome.

The thing is, the whole Venom storyline could have been a movie unto itself. I mean, a really good movie! With enough suspense and drama almost to make it sort of a Silence of the Lambs meets Superheroes. The meeting where Venom confronts MJ in the apartment was great tensions in the comics! Instead, pushing him into this movie felt...forced. I still liked it, and thought that Venom's costume looked awesome...just idle wishing that they could have waited to use him.


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