Sunday, May 06, 2007
Spiderman 3 is a nice addition to the Spiderman franchise. The characters now have depth, we get to know them a little more in every instalment. The special effects are stunning, though I will say darker, with Spiderman, Harry Osborne and Venom, all in black. Loved the Sandman character, his visual was very cool. Mary Jane has real life issues, and screams less. Peter Parker's still a dork, but we get in his head more. Now for a little point - counterpoint. I thought the dramatic scenes were too long and too many. My friend said it told more of the story of Peter Parker ... she's right. I said rent it and fast forward on all closeups, my friend said the action scenes deserve the big screen ... she's right. Always good to have folks to discuss with after a film. This Spiderman is the most complex, the chase scenes become fight scenes. When Harry cracked his head in an early scene, a small voice said "that's gotta hurt!" Though there has always been ironic humor in the Spiderman films, this one does it best, so many very funny moments. Who knew Spidey could make fun of himself?!?! The great moments are great, and the dramatic a bit slow, but effective. All in all, a decent start to the summer blockbusters ..... $148 million, yikes!