Saturday, May 5, 2007

Spiderman 3 Review

As I mentioned yesterday, Christy and I went to see Spiderman 3 last night. Having seen the other two, I would put this one second behind the first one. There is a fair amount of fluff in the movie that could easily be trimmed without losing anything from the story, and this would trim from the 2 h 20 m running time.

Here are some of my thoughts without giving too much away. There are too many villains, and this keeps the movie kind of busy. Thomas Hayden Church is perfect as the Sandman. Topher Grace was an interesting choice for Eddie Brock since the Brock of the cartoon and comic books is a fair amount bigger than Spiderman. He also seemed to be a bit more of a sociopath that what I recall from my comic book days. The soap opera between Peter and Mary Jane is a bit overdone. The appearance and behavior of some characters will seem odd to those familiar with the comic book. Gwen Stacey was killed before Peter and Mary Jane ever got serious. You will also be puzzled by Harry Osborn's behavior as well.

Visually, the movie is great. The effects for the Sandman are top notch, and the "black suit" really takes on a life of its own.

Overall, I give the movie a B-. You will definitely be entertained by it, but you may feel a bit over served by the time you are done. Moderation is a lost art these days.

Until next time...
PH

1 comment:

Vicki Gupton said...

Just think of all those millions it made the first day! Mom.