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Spiderman 3 Review

I love the Spiderman movies. I’ve seen all three at the cinema, and own the first two on DVD – I am officially a fan. So, last weekend, I went with my girlfriend to watch the latest in the series and thought it was very cool indeed.

There are spoilers ahead so keep away if you’re worried about that sort of thing.

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Spiderman 3 follows on where the second left off, with Harry Osbourne upset at Peter Parker for killing his father, Mary Jane going out with Peter, and Peter saving the day as Spidey. Things in the film happen at a crazy pace. Uncle Ben’s “real” murdered has been found and he has just escaped from prison, and some black gunk has fallen from the sky and seems to be hunting down Peter.

There is absolutely loads going on, I wonder if it’s too much, but it’s pretty easy to follow things so this isn’t a big deal.

The film seems to be a little less about the people this time around with more of a focus on the action, and boy is there a lot of action. It’s also a much darker movie, with Peter going all emo on us. Not a good look for him – he actually reminds me of Peter Petrelli.

The bad guys in the film, all three of them, were a bit of a mix. Sandman was quite a cool character and rather a victim of a series of unfortunate events. His daughter is ill and he was doing what he believed needed to be done – needless to say things go wrong for him.

Venom was only around towards the end of the movie. He seemed like he could have been quite interesting but was defeated quicker than I expected. I was under the impression he would appear at the end and continue into the next film. His motivation also seemed rather weak, he lost his job so wanted to kill Peter?

Harry’s evolution was interesting but his “redemption” seemed a bit forced – two films to learn hate, and 5 minutes to undo it?

Despite all these flaws (and really they’re relatively minor) I really enjoyed the film. It was a huge piece of popcorn cinema. Exactly what I wanted!

Unfortunately Jo, my girlfriend, was less keen. She watched, and enjoyed, the first two in the series so we both thought she would be fine with this one, but it wasn’t to be. The film is a lot more violent than previous outings, and the darker Peter didn’t sit so well with her. I’m not sure I’ll be able to convince her to go and see the next instalment (I seem to remember hearing there are two more planned… not sure if that’s still the case?), but I hope to go and see them myself.

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8 thoughts on “Spiderman 3 Review Leave a comment

  1. This is actually the first review I’ve read, heard or seen that hasn’t been trashing the movie. I guess I’ll go plunk down my $8 and see it.

  2. Mattie – I must admit I hadn’t read any other reviews. I watched the film based on my love of the first two. I would say it wasn’t as good as them, but it certainly wasn’t terrible. Like I said in the review itself – it was a piece of popcorn cinema, and for that I enjoyed it.

    Rol – So you’re not a fan then? I must admit I quite like Del Toro’s stuff. I haven’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth, but enjoyed Blade 2, and Hellboy. I suspect he would end up making a Spiderman movie that is even darker in tone than the third film – not sure if that would be a good or bad thing.

  3. del toro should make spidey movies?
    like we want it in
    pans Laby was a good film,not much to it really,but it was all in spanish with sub titles… still a good film
    but nothing new

    spidey 3 is a movie u need to see a few times for it to soak in,like a song,sometimes it grows on u,other then the first two films which u knew were hits.

    they jumped to the chase for alot of the scenes
    and needed more essence. like when he decided to insatntly go to conners for help,they didn’t even show peter taking off a piece of the sybiant or how he took a piece off. they just went to conners instantly from a cut scene. also jameson didnt even get to name sandman or venom like he named goblin or ock. thats always fun stuff. jamesons role ws cut to nothing and he had no real funny lines. his character was different this time round and it seemed like he phoned in his acting. it should of been done a tad better but still a different approach to the same old stuff and this film will grow on u. emo peter was not that bad and didn’t ruin the film. was not many goofey scenes. just a few. but he was out of it and under control of the black suit. it shouldf of been done more like the cartoon. this is not the best spidey film but could of been. didn’t like the new goblin mask. should of stuck with daddys mask. and spidey rarely wore a mask this time. kinda weird. still a good movie that will grow on ya. not that bad,not that great but a diffferent way.. needed a change but not character wize. jamesons charcter didnt have any good lines or spots. kinda went limp unlike his normal way in spidey 1-2

  4. For me it was probably the weakest of the three but I still stand by the fact that I enjoyed it. I just feel that they tried to do too much.

  5. Spiderman 3 might have been a hit had it contained only
    venom or carnage.3 villians made the film lose its focus.

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