Movie Review – Spiderman 3 – Too long..

Spiderman 3 Poster

Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control.

Oh dear, another lame Spiderman 3 review, well I just wanted to add my opinion, although I doubt it will differ greatly from anyone elses.

It’s done surprisingly well on IMDB with 7/10 and on Yahoo! Movies with B-.

It busted some takings records too, the superhero sequel grossed $151.1 million, per Sony, establishing a new opening-weekend record and earning more in 72 hours than recent hits such as Click, The Departed and Borat made during their entire runs.

There as good and bad in the movie, overall I went in with pretty low expectations as everyone that had seen it said it was pretty bad.

I tried really hard to enjoy it, I did…but after the first 45 minutes or so I just got tired of trying and gave in to the mediocrity that was Spiderman 3.

Why 3 villains? Why the stupid metro slapstick part in the middle? Why the convoluted love story? Why did the butler wait so long to tell Harry? It would have saved a hell of a lot of trouble in the second movie.

The action was great and the special effects phenomenal, especially the scenes with Sandman…really splendid.

But the rest was bleh, the movie dragged like hell, especially the middle part.

We already know Peter Parker and MJ, where’s the proper character development for Venom and Sandman?

I guess most people left the movie wondering what exactly had transpired and why as the storyline (if you could call it that) left a lot to your imagination.

Apparently Venom wasn’t supposed to be in the 3rd movie, he was penned for the 4th, but somehow they managed to squeeze him in.

There was some funny moments, great action sequences..but a lot of yawns, there’s no real reason to watch this movie for a second time unlike Spidey 1 & 2 which can be watched over and over as you really get to know Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) and Otto Octavius (Dr Octopus).

It has a big budget, and it’s fancy, but it leaves me feeling unsatisfied.

Let’s hope Pirates, Shrek 3 and Transformers are better.

I’d give it a barely tingling Spidey Sense of 6/10.




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14 Responses to Movie Review – Spiderman 3 – Too long..

  1. nicktay May 21, 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    Agreed. They should have developed the villans more man. And lets hope spidey4 is better

  2. moons May 21, 2007 at 5:08 pm #

    yea so true, on the side, it seems that tobey maguire might not be in the 4th, which would probably make it a rather weird spiderman movie since we’ve all normally associated him with spiderman.

    currently waiting for pirates, and transformers as well 😀

  3. Gallivanter May 21, 2007 at 6:51 pm #

    You’re too generous, I rated it a tad lower…Toby Maguire needs to be shot!

  4. KY May 21, 2007 at 7:05 pm #

    not even gonna bother watching this one on the big screen.

  5. Matthew May 21, 2007 at 9:01 pm #

    watch Blades of Glory 😛

  6. Boss Stewie May 21, 2007 at 10:37 pm #

    that’s what i heard too.. that there’s TOO much drama

  7. gazard May 21, 2007 at 11:52 pm #

    Yeah, it definitely can’t beat the first episode. Lets hope for better POTC!

  8. beefstew May 22, 2007 at 12:31 am #

    Well one thing I need to know is that why all superheroes need to make public appearance upon the third installment and after of the movie?

    And as for transformers… It is Megatron or Galvatron? Thank god I’m not a hardcore fans. Go here:

  9. lotsofcravings May 22, 2007 at 11:00 am #

    it was indeed very boring indeed..bits n pieces splattered here n there..toby cant act like a bad guy at all..

  10. ShaolinTiger May 22, 2007 at 2:28 pm #

    nicktay: Hope so, although it seems Tobey Maguire may not be involved in the fourth.

    moons: Yeah seems Raimi might not be involved too, I think it depends if he gets Hobbit or not.

    Gallivanter: Aye tried to look on the positive side a little 🙂 Although I think it was closer to a 4.

    KY: Aye not really worth it.

    Matthew: I really want to watch that 🙂

    Boss Stewie: Yeah middle hour is like some stupid comedy love show…wtf?

    gazard: I really really like the seond one.

    beefstew: Yeah Transformers, hoping it’s gonna be good too.

    lotsofcravings: Yah some bad choice of scripting and direction IMHO.

  11. kianbung May 23, 2007 at 12:59 am #

    Yep yep. The movie was too scattered. There are some places where you just got “wtf?!” because it felt like it changed into a different movie halfway.

    But yep, I’m gonna watch Pirates (hopefully on the premiere day this Thursday) – and then Shrek 3.

    And I’m definitely watching Transformers – regardless of it being good or crap. It’s a piece of my childhood after all. 🙂

  12. CHOW FC May 29, 2007 at 7:53 pm #

    Haven’t seen all three yet but from the syspnosis, its a bit disappointing where Venom came from.

    In the original Secret Wars, Spidey got curious about a small little black gooey. He touched it and it became his costume/clothes/ etc. But when he and Fantastic Four discovered its actually a living symbiote, they tried to remove it from Peter using strong ultrasonics (or something). Broken and hurt, the symbiote escaped only to find Eddie Brock, praying in a church, swearing for revenge on Spiderman as he got caught writing false articles. With the common foe, which is Spidey, both joined forces and became Venom.

    This was the part which I liked because the story also launched the artist Todd MacFarlane who made Spidey more, ‘spidery’.

    So, if the movie featured that storyline and with the current Fantastic Four as cameo, it would have made a difference. And I’d go see it as often as I could.

    But no, they showcased Venom was some alien thing…

  13. belle May 30, 2007 at 5:33 pm #

    abit late i know lol
    but i cant stop feeling wasted for spending 12bucks for this lovey dovey less action spidey. =(
    potc was free and its 100000x better =D