Spider-Man 3 tries a little too hard.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, James Franco, Theresa Russell
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Produced by: Stan Lee, Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr, Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr
Written By: Alvin Sargent
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence.
Release Date: May 4th, 2007

This movie may not have been as good as the other two Spiderman movies, but it is still a great movie. It is worthy of the title.


The continuing humanization of the Peter Parker/Spiderman character is what makes this movie great. You can relate to this character! Any man who has been in a long-term relationship and who has made the mistake of talking about himself when his wife or girlfriend just needs to be listened to can understand Tobey Maguire’s character. Parker does a good job at ticking off Mary Jane and Maguire does a good job of portraying an arrogant jerk.

The acting wasn’t flawless, of course. When Parker is going through the attitude adjustments caused by the parasite, the viewer is subjected to some “hamming-up” done by Maguire. The whole remake of the Travolta “Saturday Night Fever” strut was pretty damn funny.

But for the few problems, this film does not disappoint. As usual the effects were awesome and they alone make the movie worth seeing.

My think that they just tied to squeeze too much into this movie. You simply can’t do it all.

Those people who get upset because the movie doesn’t follow the comic book’s mythology point by point should just get over it. It follows it close enough, and they need to realize that squeezing several decades of comic book and newspaper story lines into two hours is not an easy task.

Detach yourself from your preconceptions and just enjoy the movie!!!

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