Spider-Man 3 (movie review)
I know, I know; Spider-man 3 is the one everybody hates: the Hobgoblin’s snowboard, Peter Parker’s emo hair and dancing, the lackluster portrayal of Venom… And you’re not wrong, these are generally bad things, but they’re not what’s killing the movie. (These things are more akin to covering a pile of crap with crap sprinkles. )
The problem with Spider-man 3 is that at its core, it’s a movie about Peter and Mary Jane’s relationship, and the movie does a terrible job making you care about that. The whole movie hinges on them – their pending engagement, their break up, will they get back together? The problem is, the audience couldn’t give a crap about any of that because the movie does nothing to make you care, and the characters behave like crazy people that you can’t relate to. Not only do you have no idea why Mary Jane gets fired from the play, but why she doesn’t tell Peter is even more baffling… And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
I wouldn’t say this movie is terrible, but it’s clearly the worst of the bunch. Sure, the sequence during which Spider-man saves Gwen from the construction crane is fun, but the rest of the movie is either baffling or boring. I’m giving Spider-man 3 a 5 out of 10 – it at least has all of the parts of a movie, they’re just not any good.
Posted on April 21, 2014, in comic book reviews, movie reviews and tagged Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson, J.K. Simmons, James Franco, Kirsten Dunst, marvel, Mary Jane Watson, movie reviews, Sam Raimi, sandman, spider-man, Spider‑Man, Tobey Maguire, Vernon. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.