This weekend, i went and saw the third installment of Spider-Man. I loved the 2nd film and thought it was one of the best superhero movies ever made (although not as good as Batman Begins) so i had high hopes for S3. And i’m sad to say that it was disappointing on every level. The story was bad, the action was average and the dialogue was atrocious.
In the first two films Peter Parker was always a nerdy guy but you felt for him and wanted to see him succeed. But, in this film he was just creepy. Throughout the movie, he is either staring at MJ in a stalker-like way, wandering around with a goofy grin on his face drunk on fame, or when he’s infected by an alien goo just behaving completely odd. I kind of wanted him to get his ass kicked.
The action scenes were nicely constructed but weren’t that interesting. I always hate it when it seems that neither super-hero can die. I mean it seemed that The Sandman was completely indestructible. I mean there was no way he could die so why do we need to spend 10 minutes watch them punch each other? Every movie has good special effects these days, i’d like to see some scenes that are unique. The Matrix came out 8 years ago and those fight scenes are still cooler than any of these.
Scenes i think spidey-sucked:
- The whole engagement scene was trying to be slapstick silly and came across like something you’d see in a G-rated film. Even though i love Bruce Campbell, this scene didn’t work.
- When MJ and Harry are making food (who makes omelette’s for dinner?) they dance to the 1950’s tune “The Twist.” Who does this and why use this song? It was just flat-out strange to see in this movie. It was neither sexy, nor friendly. In a blockbuster movie that has 2 villains, it’s not a good sign when the scariest scene in the movie is when two 20-year olds are dancing.
- The entire time when Peter is “on the goo” is completely strange. Sure his character changes, but the dancing on the street and the macking on the neighbor was done in such a cheesy way that it really brought down the movie. They clearly didn’t think Tobey McGuire would pass as a dick