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Retro Review: Spider-Man 3

Retro Spider-Man 3
Jun. 28, 2012by:
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In anticipation of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN's July 4th opening, here at JoBlo.com, we've decided to take a look back at the original SPIDER-MAN trilogy; a franchise that came to illustrate just how good a superhero film could be (SPIDER-MAN 2), and how badly a series could go awry (SPIDER-MAN 3).


Here we gothe infamous SPIDER-MAN 3. Sigh Ill never forget the night SPIDER-MAN 3 opened- a night which, as they say, shall live forever in infamy. This was just before I started writing for JoBlo.com, but being a big fan of the last two SPIDER-MAN movies, I, along with two friends, bought my ticket to the midnight show, fully expecting another slam-bang installment. How wrong I was

To be sure, the warning signs were already there prior to opening day. The early reviews hadnt been good, and I had just read a blistering, hilarious attack on the film over at AICN by Neil Cumpston, who- later- would be revealed as the great Patton Oswalt (google these reviews if you havent already). Nevertheless, the crowd was wired and ready to go, and the auditorium was jam-packed. And boy, oh boy- did the audience ever turn on this film. Throughout the last hour, the crowd was jeering and booing at many of the big set pieces. As the credits rolled, the phrase that seemed to dominate the auditorium was what the fuck was that? In the lobby I saw a fan wearing a Spider-Man t-shirt tear it off in anger and throw it in the trash.


What is it about SPIDER-MAN 3 that made people so angry? Gee- I dunno, how about EVERYTHING? From Topher Grace as the wimpiest Venom imaginable, to Thomas Hayden Churchs somnambulistic sandman, to Green Goblin 2- everything about it was just wrong. And the musical numbers? Da fuuuuuuuck??? Ok, so I get the early number where Kirsten Dunst as Mary-Jane sings a melancholy tune in the play shes acting in, but when Tobey gets the venom, and goes emo- prancing down the street to Staying Alive, I couldnt believe my eyes. And the jazz dance number! What in Gods name could have made Sam Raimi think this was a good idea? Now dig on this, Maguire says in faux-hep cat patter, as he dances around a jazz caf like Gene Kelly- minus the talent and on peyote. Truly, this film is a train wreck- although Id wager that its still watchable in a so bad its good kinda way, with many of the worst parts of the film gaining popularity on YouTube and as memes.


SPIDEY: Maguire is just awful here, especially once he combs his hair down, and gets emo. His bad-boy act is ridiculously lame, and like something out of WEST SIDE STORY. Yeah, nothing wrong with WEST SIDE STORY- for a 1961 musical, but why is Maguire acting like this in a $300 million dollar tentpole superhero film in 2007??? Obviously he had gotten sick of the part, and one wonders whether or not this film was a conscious effort by Maguire and Sam Raimi to destroy the franchise. If so, mission accomplished.

Villain(s): After Willem Dafoe in the first film, and Alfred Molina in the second we getTopher Grace? Poor Grace, who was so badly miscast as Venom that this film seems to have derailed his once-promising career, with his Eddie Brock being one of the most annoying (and unthreatening) bad guys of all time. Thomas Hayden Church doesnt fare much better as the morose Sandman, leading to a cuddly I forgive you climax. And James Franco- actually, hes not bad only due to the fact that he seems aware of just how bad the film is, so he ramps up the camp value to an 11. That said, once Parker scars up his face, and he snaps out of his bad-guy spell, as a secondary hero Franco is pretty boring.


MUSIC: Danny Elfman sits this one out, with composer John Debney taking over (although he uses many of Elfmans existing themes). The score is fine- nothing special, but far from the worst thing about the film.

RECEPTION: While the fan reaction was toxic, as were the reviews, SPIDER-MAN 3, riding a wave of hype, manages to gross a huge $336 million domestically, and $554 million international, bringing it to a cume of $890 million, more than SPIDER-MAN 2. No wonder they wanted to reboot the franchise.

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3:11AM on 06/28/2012
Yeah, it's definitely the worst of the three films, but honestly it wasn't all that bad. There were a lot of things that didn't work and a lot of things that felt very messy, but I was genuinely disturbed by the symbiote idea, of the ugly side of a person taking control - that's where Raimi's horror movie expertise would have come in very handy. Of course, that would have been more effective if it meant the "ugly side" wasn't prone to random musical numbers and silly hairdos. Also, the birth of
Yeah, it's definitely the worst of the three films, but honestly it wasn't all that bad. There were a lot of things that didn't work and a lot of things that felt very messy, but I was genuinely disturbed by the symbiote idea, of the ugly side of a person taking control - that's where Raimi's horror movie expertise would have come in very handy. Of course, that would have been more effective if it meant the "ugly side" wasn't prone to random musical numbers and silly hairdos. Also, the birth of the Sandman was a heartrendingly beautiful sequence. That is one of the best all-CG sequences in any movie, it was very poetic and sad. I actually didn't mind Thomas Haden-Church as Flint Marko. When the news that the series would be rebooted came out, I said "this isn't like Batman and Robin where the last movie was so bad they had to reboot the series", and someone replied "this is exactly like that." Well, I guess to an extent it is true, and now that I've seen the reboot I'm much less sore about it.
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3:51AM on 06/28/2012
I hate to tell you but John Debney was nowhere near to be found. It was Christopher Young who composed the score.
I hate to tell you but John Debney was nowhere near to be found. It was Christopher Young who composed the score.
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9:15AM on 06/28/2012

We should have let Raimi do his job

Raimi didn't want Venom in the movie! He was forced to include him by Sony - Columbia because we the fans kept asking for him! This is why Venom and everything that has to do with him outright sucked: the director absolutely HATED the character. That's not the only problem with Spider-Man 3 though.

I am surprised that the review doesn't mention the completely unnecessary retconing of Uncle Ben's murder! In the comics and the animated series, Spidey realizes that he is losing himself to the
Raimi didn't want Venom in the movie! He was forced to include him by Sony - Columbia because we the fans kept asking for him! This is why Venom and everything that has to do with him outright sucked: the director absolutely HATED the character. That's not the only problem with Spider-Man 3 though.

I am surprised that the review doesn't mention the completely unnecessary retconing of Uncle Ben's murder! In the comics and the animated series, Spidey realizes that he is losing himself to the black costume and becoming more violent and merciless when he almost kills a secondary and not that dangerous or powerful villain for a stupid reason (I think it was Rhino). By making the Sandman part of Uncle Ben's murder, the fact that Spidey goes all out on him and actively tries to kill him in the subway, is not as dramatic as it would have been if he was just a common, albeit superpowered, thief. What I'm trying to say, is that Spidey's rage is justified. Instead, Raimi seems to address Spidey's change in personality by showing us that he is becoming an ass in his every day life due to his newfound popularity and acceptance as Spider-Man.

In my opinion, the only way to do Venom and the Black Costume storyline justice, was to tackle it Avengers style: Eddie Brock should have appeared in the previous movies (his name is dropped by JJJ in one of them), thus better establishing his rivalry with Peter Parker and Spidey and building up to him becoming Venom. It is completely impossible to condense the Black Costume storyline and Venom's origins in a two hour movie, especially one that features two other important villains! Also, the black costume should have been introduced in the end of the second movie, thus giving the third one more time to focus on Spidey's change of personality.

The sad thing is, that if they had let Raimi focus on the Peter - Harry story and the Sandman, without bringing Venom into the mix AT ALL, we would have had a pretty solid conclusion to a great trilogy on our hands. Alas, they didn't, partly because of us, the fans, and everything that could go wrong, did!
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6:22PM on 06/28/2012
I don't mind the retconning. It made for an interesting characterization for Sandman, and without Venom, really could have built to something.
I don't mind the retconning. It made for an interesting characterization for Sandman, and without Venom, really could have built to something.
2:19AM on 06/29/2012
I think that the mosth interesting thing about Sandman's character, is the fact that he commits his crimes because he needs the money for his daughter. He is not a superpowered sociopath, a greedy bastard or just some dude out for revenge or something like that: deep down, he is a really nice guy. They should have let it at that, there was absolutely no reason to retcon uncle Ben's death, especially given the fact that there was already WAY too much going on in the movie.

Just think about
I think that the mosth interesting thing about Sandman's character, is the fact that he commits his crimes because he needs the money for his daughter. He is not a superpowered sociopath, a greedy bastard or just some dude out for revenge or something like that: deep down, he is a really nice guy. They should have let it at that, there was absolutely no reason to retcon uncle Ben's death, especially given the fact that there was already WAY too much going on in the movie.

Just think about it, wouldn't the fact that Spider-Man loses control and tries to kill a guy who is just stealing money because his daughter is sick convey better that the black suit is turning him into a more violent and angry person, than showing him essentially seeking revenge for his beloved uncle's murder? That's my point and I'm sticking to it, LOL!
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9:20AM on 06/28/2012
The weakest of the three for sure. But I liked this movie.
The weakest of the three for sure. But I liked this movie.
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8:10AM on 06/28/2012
You know what funny about this. If you read the original review, they gave it a 6/10. Just shows you how trendy the critics on this site try to be. It's to bad because it used to be a site for people who enjoy fun, entertaining movies. Not arthouse garbage. Oh well.
You know what funny about this. If you read the original review, they gave it a 6/10. Just shows you how trendy the critics on this site try to be. It's to bad because it used to be a site for people who enjoy fun, entertaining movies. Not arthouse garbage. Oh well.
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7:57AM on 06/28/2012
I don't think this movie is entirely god-awful. The special effects were just as good as ever, the action scenes just as well shot, and I really liked Church as Sandman, even if his ending is too neat and easy. However, I find it curious that this reto review doesn't bring up the behind the scenes trouble- Raimi was forced to add Venom into the film by then CEO of Marvel (Raimi made it very clear of his absolute disdain for the character). As such, is it a really good film? No, but it has good
I don't think this movie is entirely god-awful. The special effects were just as good as ever, the action scenes just as well shot, and I really liked Church as Sandman, even if his ending is too neat and easy. However, I find it curious that this reto review doesn't bring up the behind the scenes trouble- Raimi was forced to add Venom into the film by then CEO of Marvel (Raimi made it very clear of his absolute disdain for the character). As such, is it a really good film? No, but it has good sequences. However, is it the best 'fuck you' to someone in the entertainment industry of all time? I believe so. Just look at the first two films, Raimi clearly knows who to make good interesting/ empathetic villains, and balance great characterizations to boot. You don't make what at the time was largely considered to be one of the best superhero films ever, as a fluke. You can however torpedo things very easily if you are pissed off enough. I enjoy this film as the middle finger message it was meant to be.
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4:01AM on 06/28/2012
I agree with hunter21291. People say this was a disgrace to Spider-Man. Really? Was it as bad as Batman & Robin to the Batman franchise? Was it as bad as The Phantom, Daredevil, Elektra, Catwoman, Fantastic Four 2, Green Hornet, Ghost Rider 2, Priest, The Sipirit? No. Those were really bad movies. Sure, it wasn't as good as the first two, and had too many Emo-Parker in it, but apart from that it was good entertainment and the birth of Sandman is actually a really beautiful scene.
I agree with hunter21291. People say this was a disgrace to Spider-Man. Really? Was it as bad as Batman & Robin to the Batman franchise? Was it as bad as The Phantom, Daredevil, Elektra, Catwoman, Fantastic Four 2, Green Hornet, Ghost Rider 2, Priest, The Sipirit? No. Those were really bad movies. Sure, it wasn't as good as the first two, and had too many Emo-Parker in it, but apart from that it was good entertainment and the birth of Sandman is actually a really beautiful scene.
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4:27AM on 06/28/2012
I have only seen this film once but that scene sticks in my head, it was incredible. I thought Hayden-Church was pretty good; I wish they had left out Venom and bulked up Sandman's part.

I think the difference with those films you mention is that they didnt have a previous film that really raised people's expectations, hence the backlash and hate coming this movies way.
I have only seen this film once but that scene sticks in my head, it was incredible. I thought Hayden-Church was pretty good; I wish they had left out Venom and bulked up Sandman's part.

I think the difference with those films you mention is that they didnt have a previous film that really raised people's expectations, hence the backlash and hate coming this movies way.
9:40PM on 06/28/2012
I'm still a supporter of SM3. If you can get past some dumb moments and the dancing scene, the action scenes are actually really fantastic and the ending has a really nice resolution to the trilogy. I still like this movie, dammit!
I'm still a supporter of SM3. If you can get past some dumb moments and the dancing scene, the action scenes are actually really fantastic and the ending has a really nice resolution to the trilogy. I still like this movie, dammit!
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4:45PM on 06/28/2012

Meh...

I remember not thinking it was so horrible. The birth of Sandman scene will always be the best part of the movie to me. The music and slow birth was beautiful to watch then and still is. Also, Bryce Dallas Howard is absolutely STUNNING in the movie. If she was the one in peril at the end, I'm sure the big finale would have felt more meaningful. I also never HATED the Bizarro Peter Parker. I mean, he's always been kind of a goofy, geeky kid in the movies. I thought Emo Parker was kind of
I remember not thinking it was so horrible. The birth of Sandman scene will always be the best part of the movie to me. The music and slow birth was beautiful to watch then and still is. Also, Bryce Dallas Howard is absolutely STUNNING in the movie. If she was the one in peril at the end, I'm sure the big finale would have felt more meaningful. I also never HATED the Bizarro Peter Parker. I mean, he's always been kind of a goofy, geeky kid in the movies. I thought Emo Parker was kind of fitting; I always figured the idea was portray what a goofy, geeky kid's embodiment of "bad" would be. Maybe I'm just a Raimi apologist, I don't know. But the absolute worst thing he ever did was cast his kids in the movie. I've never really cringed at what people call "cringe-worthy" moments in movies, but hearing those little fuckers speak in the movie quite literally made me grit my teeth and roll my eyes. "Wicked cool!!!" What the fuck? I bought it on Blu Ray for $9.99 at DVD Exchange. The action scenes are worth it me thinks. Anyway. . .
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8:33AM on 06/28/2012
I'd give this one 6/10. The whole trilogy is like Sam Raimi was taking a test. Spider-Man 1 feels like he just starts the test and wants to play safe with the movie. Spider-Man 2 feels like "OK, I'm confident now. I'm going to rev-up the engine and give it a big blast". Spider-Man 3, however, feels like he's exhausted from the test and just want to get it over with. Spider-Man 3 was a lot of over here and over there. My biggest disappointment is Venom and Topher Grace as Eddie Brock.
I'd give this one 6/10. The whole trilogy is like Sam Raimi was taking a test. Spider-Man 1 feels like he just starts the test and wants to play safe with the movie. Spider-Man 2 feels like "OK, I'm confident now. I'm going to rev-up the engine and give it a big blast". Spider-Man 3, however, feels like he's exhausted from the test and just want to get it over with. Spider-Man 3 was a lot of over here and over there. My biggest disappointment is Venom and Topher Grace as Eddie Brock. Nevertheless, the saving grace of the whole movie is the final battle scene.
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10:08AM on 06/28/2012
It's not so much that he was exhausted with the series as that he just didn't care for this movie. He didn't have as much freedom as he wanted and he was basically forced to introduce Venom, a character which he hated. I just think that the screenwriters and the studio people where pitching him their increasingly stupid ideas and he was like "yeah, whatever...". His heart wasn't into it because this essentialy wasn't his movie.
It's not so much that he was exhausted with the series as that he just didn't care for this movie. He didn't have as much freedom as he wanted and he was basically forced to introduce Venom, a character which he hated. I just think that the screenwriters and the studio people where pitching him their increasingly stupid ideas and he was like "yeah, whatever...". His heart wasn't into it because this essentialy wasn't his movie.
11:43AM on 06/28/2012
Yeah, it's too bad that he HAD to include Venom in. Otherwise, we'd have a better Spider-Man 3 and Raimi could go out with a bang for his Spider-Man trilogy. Sad.
Yeah, it's too bad that he HAD to include Venom in. Otherwise, we'd have a better Spider-Man 3 and Raimi could go out with a bang for his Spider-Man trilogy. Sad.
6:51AM on 06/29/2012
We can only blame the studio & fanboys for how this movie turned out. Everyone wanted Venom & we got him but still wasn't satisfied. To me like Raimi I was never big on Venom either but still willing to give this moviea chance. Sure the dance sequences, emo spidey & Topher Grace as Venom are what weakened this movie. I had no problem with how Sandman was used. I always felt this movie was Sam Raimi's fuck you to both the studio & the fanboys, which was sad because the first 2 films were top
We can only blame the studio & fanboys for how this movie turned out. Everyone wanted Venom & we got him but still wasn't satisfied. To me like Raimi I was never big on Venom either but still willing to give this moviea chance. Sure the dance sequences, emo spidey & Topher Grace as Venom are what weakened this movie. I had no problem with how Sandman was used. I always felt this movie was Sam Raimi's fuck you to both the studio & the fanboys, which was sad because the first 2 films were top notch.
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2:36PM on 06/28/2012

Right on...

Yes, there are worse movies, but this was a mess in every sense: the retconning, the laughable dance number, the story that went in 10 directions at once, the awful non-threatening villains, everything.

It still produced one of my favorite nights at a movie theater in my life. Packed house, opening night, me and a group of 10 friends, the whole theater laughing at the movie.... The single best was one scene where Mary Jane is whining / crying / complaining, the whole theater was silent, then
Yes, there are worse movies, but this was a mess in every sense: the retconning, the laughable dance number, the story that went in 10 directions at once, the awful non-threatening villains, everything.

It still produced one of my favorite nights at a movie theater in my life. Packed house, opening night, me and a group of 10 friends, the whole theater laughing at the movie.... The single best was one scene where Mary Jane is whining / crying / complaining, the whole theater was silent, then MJ gets hit and shuts up, somebody behind breaks the theater's silence and says "FINALLY!". It was perfectly timed and the whole theater cracks up.
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1:13PM on 06/28/2012

"as he dances around a jazz caf like Gene Kelly- minus the talent and on peyote.."

Yes, this was a massive disappointment. The trailers made it look like the best installment yet, and it was by far
the weakest. Thing is, I re-watched it a year or so back, and made it to the end. So it's not completely terrible, and I think there are handfuls of movies which hold the crown as worse comic book films (Green Lantern and the FF films among them). Course I love Spidey so I'm highly biased.
I think having Venom in it was what made the gross so high.
Yes, this was a massive disappointment. The trailers made it look like the best installment yet, and it was by far
the weakest. Thing is, I re-watched it a year or so back, and made it to the end. So it's not completely terrible, and I think there are handfuls of movies which hold the crown as worse comic book films (Green Lantern and the FF films among them). Course I love Spidey so I'm highly biased.
I think having Venom in it was what made the gross so high.
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7:06PM on 06/28/2012
I still like this movie, and give it 7/10. After the initial disappoint of the first viewing, upon repeat viewings I realized it was still an entertaining movie. Maybe my expectations were too high the first time. It's the weakest of the bunch, but I still like it. Only bad parts were Parker dancing and rushing venom into the plot, which you can't blame Raimi for. Although different from the comics, I liked the take of making Venom/Eddie Brock an evil-spiderman, like what if Parker had turned
I still like this movie, and give it 7/10. After the initial disappoint of the first viewing, upon repeat viewings I realized it was still an entertaining movie. Maybe my expectations were too high the first time. It's the weakest of the bunch, but I still like it. Only bad parts were Parker dancing and rushing venom into the plot, which you can't blame Raimi for. Although different from the comics, I liked the take of making Venom/Eddie Brock an evil-spiderman, like what if Parker had turned into a villian after getting his powers. Made for an interesting idea, but was rushed into the story. Should have introduced us to Brock in Spiderman 3 and than have him become venom in part 4.
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11:30AM on 06/28/2012
Not even going to read it because anyone rating it a 3/10 misses the mark badly. It was an overcrowded film but still better and more engaging than 80% of any summer blockbusters released since. Any rating lower than a 7/10 has no merit whatsoever. I pity those that refuse or can't see the quality in terms of theme, performance and action. Could it have been better in terms of story? Sure. Was it bad, hell no.
Not even going to read it because anyone rating it a 3/10 misses the mark badly. It was an overcrowded film but still better and more engaging than 80% of any summer blockbusters released since. Any rating lower than a 7/10 has no merit whatsoever. I pity those that refuse or can't see the quality in terms of theme, performance and action. Could it have been better in terms of story? Sure. Was it bad, hell no.
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7:09PM on 06/28/2012
I liked SM1 and LOVED (and still do) SM2, but SM3 just about did everything wrong. Sure, Venom weren't neither Raimi's idea or fault (except for how he was visualized), and I even respect what he tried to do with the character (IE: Peter w/o responsibilities). My problem with the movie lay within the slopping writing regarding "New" Goblin, Peter & MJs relationship (Amneisa? Really?), retconning, over-the-top slapstick moments (strutting & the jazz club) and Paxton Sr's long-over-due
I liked SM1 and LOVED (and still do) SM2, but SM3 just about did everything wrong. Sure, Venom weren't neither Raimi's idea or fault (except for how he was visualized), and I even respect what he tried to do with the character (IE: Peter w/o responsibilities). My problem with the movie lay within the slopping writing regarding "New" Goblin, Peter & MJs relationship (Amneisa? Really?), retconning, over-the-top slapstick moments (strutting & the jazz club) and Paxton Sr's long-over-due explanation 'bout Norman's death. Long story short - Venom didn't break the movie, Raimi did. Still love him, though. The Gift FTW!
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3:12PM on 06/28/2012
I've always enjoyed Spider-Man 3 for what it is: a crazy Sam Raimi romp that just so happens to take place in the Spidey universe. I'm actually disappointed that the series couldn't have gone on after this, especially to have seen Raimi's take on The Lizard, but I'm content with the series as-is. I thought that the way SM3 ended was actually a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. Was it perfect? Not at all, but it was very enjoyable and had some truly great scenes in it (Parker hits Mary Jane,
I've always enjoyed Spider-Man 3 for what it is: a crazy Sam Raimi romp that just so happens to take place in the Spidey universe. I'm actually disappointed that the series couldn't have gone on after this, especially to have seen Raimi's take on The Lizard, but I'm content with the series as-is. I thought that the way SM3 ended was actually a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. Was it perfect? Not at all, but it was very enjoyable and had some truly great scenes in it (Parker hits Mary Jane, the birth of The Sandman, and MJ telling Parker that she cannot see him any more) that I can appreciate along with the camp. Even Spider-Man 1 had some aspects about it which were rather questionable towards the original comics/mythologies, (namely the renovation of The Green Goblin) but it worked out well on its own. I'd give this film a 7.5 or an 8 out of 10 for being a great summer blockbuster and a serviceable Raimi outing. Not my favourite, but a good time nonetheless. Regarding Bumbray's review, I can see exactly where he's coming from and understand why.
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3:31AM on 06/28/2012

People really just need to get over this fucking movie already

It's not THAT bad, people. Were there too many subplots? Yeah. Were the villains lame and criminally underused? Totally. Did the movie have some cringe inducing moments and dialogue? Without a doubt, but it's still an immensely entertaining movie. That's how I viewed all of the Spider-Man films; just cheesy popcorn fluff that's a decent way to kill two hours. I think the fan backlash for this one came from the fact that the first two were put on such a high pedestal (a little too high, if you
It's not THAT bad, people. Were there too many subplots? Yeah. Were the villains lame and criminally underused? Totally. Did the movie have some cringe inducing moments and dialogue? Without a doubt, but it's still an immensely entertaining movie. That's how I viewed all of the Spider-Man films; just cheesy popcorn fluff that's a decent way to kill two hours. I think the fan backlash for this one came from the fact that the first two were put on such a high pedestal (a little too high, if you ask me) that this one couldn't realistically meet those expectations, no matter how good the film could have been. The action is still a lot of fun, the special effects are top notch, the movie is well paced and directed, and I really liked Sandman's storyline and arc. I gave this movie a solid 7 then (which I gave the first two) and I still give it a solid 7 today. Here's hoping The Amazing Spider-Man actually knocks it out of the park.
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12:15PM on 06/29/2012
I mainly remember that the Sandman storyline just became a mess from all the other subplots. While romancing Gwen Stacy and the rivalry with Eddie Brock, nothing, not even Venom's coaxing, made any sense with why Sandman was terrorizing the construction site at the end of the movie. And J. Jonah Jamison was WAY underused.

Kirsten Dunst joked after Spider-Man 2 that they ought to have Spider-Man swinging along with MJ and slam her into a bridge or something. I think the fans actually would've
I mainly remember that the Sandman storyline just became a mess from all the other subplots. While romancing Gwen Stacy and the rivalry with Eddie Brock, nothing, not even Venom's coaxing, made any sense with why Sandman was terrorizing the construction site at the end of the movie. And J. Jonah Jamison was WAY underused.

Kirsten Dunst joked after Spider-Man 2 that they ought to have Spider-Man swinging along with MJ and slam her into a bridge or something. I think the fans actually would've liked that more. She was so done with the franchise.
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9:46PM on 06/28/2012
Awesome review. And jesus, where did all these Spiderman 3 sympathizers come from? It's like a middle school got all their kids to go on the internet at the same time. Anyone who liked this movie, I'm sorry for. Everything that could have gone wrong in this movie, went wrong. I actually walked out of this movie when Sandman at the end was like, "I never wanted any of this..." and Spiderman was all like, "neither did I..." And then they started crying and Sandman blew away in the wind. I
Awesome review. And jesus, where did all these Spiderman 3 sympathizers come from? It's like a middle school got all their kids to go on the internet at the same time. Anyone who liked this movie, I'm sorry for. Everything that could have gone wrong in this movie, went wrong. I actually walked out of this movie when Sandman at the end was like, "I never wanted any of this..." and Spiderman was all like, "neither did I..." And then they started crying and Sandman blew away in the wind. I literally went, "Fuck this!" and got up and left. Then you add in the "Staying Alive" Conor Oberst emo strut, the Warner Brothers frog "hello my baby, hello my darling" tap dance around on the jazz bar, and Topher Grace's terribly melow dramatic performance as Eddie Brock and you've got yourself one of the worst fucking super hero movies out there. A $300 million dollar turd, that I have to think they made as bad as they did, to get out of their contracts.

The whole time Topher Grace was on the screen, all I could think of was Red from That 70's Show putting a boot up Venom's ass. They should have cast someone badass as Venom. Period. The End. If you have kids, I get why you liked this movie, if you don't have kids, and liked this movie, you are a kid.
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9:50PM on 06/28/2012
crap didn't mean to double post. sorry.
crap didn't mean to double post. sorry.
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2:31AM on 06/28/2012

1/10

Oh man this movie blows balls. It made me hate Spider-Man. It made me hate Venom. It made me hate movies. Just an awful film all around. Thank god for the reboot.
Oh man this movie blows balls. It made me hate Spider-Man. It made me hate Venom. It made me hate movies. Just an awful film all around. Thank god for the reboot.
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9:50PM on 06/28/2012
I don't care how many thumps down you get, you're spot on.
I don't care how many thumps down you get, you're spot on.
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