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Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher
Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard
||Only if they can
get through the violence.
||If she's a fan of
||Now wet shirt for
Kirsten this time.
||As much as the
other two "Spider-Man" films.
||The chase scenes
and climactic ending were better than the first two films.
||Peter as the nerd
trying to act all smooth and deboner while wearing the black
Spidey suit under his clothes.
one-liners to list.
||Avi Arad, Grant Curtis, Laura Ziskin
I suppose unless you are a reader of the Spider-Man
comics, who knew Spider-Manís life could get so complicated.
Heís got fame issues, heís got love issues, heís still a
nerd, and to top all of that off now heís got three villains
to deal with, although at worst itís only two at one time.
Phew, Spideyís life is rough.
A Movie Review
In Spider-Man 3 the cast of characters we have come to
know and love (or hate) are back. Peter (Tobey Maguire) is
still in love with M.J., and I donít mean Michael Jordan.
Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) is still pursuing her Broadway
career, even getting her big break. Aunt May (Rosemary
Harris) still has all of the wisdom of a woman who was in a
marriage we donít usually find anymore, sadly cut short when
the good Uncle Ben got murdered in Spidey 1 (heís actually
back in some flash-backs), and Harry Osborn (James Franco)
is still pissed thinking Peter killed his dad, looking for
Peter is in heaven because New York loves Spider-Man, but
early on in the film heís got to confront Harry who has
taken the role of New Goblin, actually a little more
kick-ass than his dad. But as things seem to be going great
for Peter, little does he know the whirlwind that is coming.
Peter, wrapped up in celebrity, ignores Mary Jane in her
time of need. Heís also fighting for his job at the
newspaper (where J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) is in ever
better form than the previous films) because Eddie (Topher
Grace) thinks he is the better photographer. Then Peter gets
infected by an alien symbiote turning Peter into a, well,
vengeful Spidey and obnoxious nerd. In the meantime Flint
Marko (Thomas Hayden Church), who was actually the
triggerman that offed Uncle Ben, well heís been transformed
into a dude made of sand, a.k.a. Sandman, wreaking havoc on
the City throughout the entire film.
Of course Peter figures out how to get rid of the
symbiote that is wrecking his life, but as symbiotes go they
look for another host, and who better than the newly
life-wrecked Eddie, turning him into Venom. Venom has a plan
for the end of Spider-Man, and to attempt it teams up with
Sandman for the climactic ending where, of course, Mary Jane
is left dangling from dizzying heights and Spidey must save
her, but only if he gets some help.
Alright, fine, I admit my synopsis of the story isnít the
greatest, and I apologize for that, but Iím trying to give
you some parts of the story without ruining too much of the
story so I suppose Iíll just get to whether "Spider-Man 3"
is any good. It is. Is it as good as "Spider-Man" or
"Spider-Man 2?" Iíd say itís on par, with things that are
better than both films but some parts that drag it down a
The love story between Peter and Mary Jane is still
on-going, with Mary Jane causing a lot of the problems
mostly because she canít tell Peter the truth while Peter is
doing his best to relate to her without her full story.
Sometimes it gets a little boring because itís the same old
story, but we know the necessity of it because otherwise who
would Spider-Man be rescuing at the end of the movie?
As far as the villains, Doc Ock is still my favorite from
#2 maybe because he reminds me of Darth Vader, where even
though, at the time, heís a bad buy, but deep inside you
know there is good in him and he will help set things right.
In terms of effects, though, Venom and Sandman kick total
butt, and the New Goblin has advanced nicely in terms of
And finally, as far as the movie as a whole, I have to
say there were a few times that it dragged, and although
some people are bitching and moaning about Kirsten Dunstís
singing scenes, I found the one scene perfectly appropriate,
but in my directorís cut the second one wouldnít have
happened. Also, I did not recognize her, but Bryce Dallas
Howard (you might remember her as the blind girl in
Village") was hotter and played her role as Gwen Stacey
nicely. Tobey Maguire, though, has really come into his own
in the acting category, shifting nicely from the "rock-star"
Spider-Man, to the Peter that gets his heart broken, to the
Peter that turns into a nerd trying to act cool, to the
Peter that learns his lesson, and finally back to just being
The movie is as solid as the first
not as great as "Spider-Man 2," but if you liked either of
them you will probably like "Spider-Man 3" as well. Itís 4 Ĺ
stars out of 5 from me.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!