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Spider-man 3 [Blu-ray]
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Although it was fun and entertaining, the third Spider Man has gotten away from Spidy's dry humor and witty repartee, and has become just a good superhero/action movie. I like these, and you will too probably. It is certainly busy with plot, fight scenes, and bad guys: Gwen Stacey is introduced, becomes MJ's 'rival' of sorts for SpiderMan, who is already busy fighting Hobgoblin, Sandman, and Venom. It's nothing if not a vigourous workout for our hero! And well worth the purchase price (check the Amazon.com vs. .ca prices!).
Spiderman 3 also manages to convey some important, if simply spun, messages about forgiveness and letting go of the past--something that gets harder but more important to do as we age. And perhaps that's what the Spider Man movie franchise should consider, before it too becomes stuck in recycling past conflicts---please, Marvel, think of something else for Spidy 4 other than Spiderman vs. Rhino, Electro, or the Lizard...etc.!
Life is good for Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire). He's got the girl, about to propose, making bucks, the good people of New York love their Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man like it's their job--yeah, everything is smooth sailing.
Suddenly, a mysterious new villain shows up out of nowhere: the New Goblin (though he doesn't refer to himself as such in the film). Quickly, we find out it's Harry Osborne (James Franco), Peter's once best friend out for revenge because he thinks Peter murdered his dad.
One villain Peter can handle, especially since his first altercation with the suped-up Harry Osborne ends rather quickly. But no, things quickly get worse for our favorite Wallcrawler when fugitive Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) gets himself trapped in a molecular blaster thingy and becomes the shape-shifting Sandman. Also adding to Peter's troubles is ultra-hungry photographer Eddie Brock (Topher Grace), who wants nothing more than to make a name for himself in the newspaper business.
Unbeknownst to Peter, while he and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) are on a date in a NY park, a mysterious meteor lands from the heavens, leaking a strange black goop that follows Peter home and eventually latches onto him, transforming him into someone darker, meaner and more spider-powered than ever before. When Peter finally realizes his new black suit is slowly destroying his life and he's alienating everyone he's ever cared about, he manages to ditch the suit in a cool church belltower scene that screams Peter's search for redemption, but also Eddie Brock's search for revenge.Read more ›
This would have been enough conflict to deal with for a very good movie, but, unfortunately, we are introduced to two new villains - Sandman and Venom, as well as pal Harry Osborn (James Franco)'s transformation as the New Goblin. It's all too much; none of the story lines has a chance to develop, the movie gets too crowded and choppy. Toss in the third retelling of Uncle Ben's death and Bryce Dallas Howard in a thankless role and we end up with a disappointing movie.
We do get to see Tobey Maguire show a wider emotional range this time, which is good; he starts as the loveable geek and changes into a conceited and nasty guy who thinks he's a macho muffin, strutting down the street like John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever." Dunst is fine as the long-suffering girlfriend and struggling starlet, and Franco gives a strong performance as the loyal pal turned arch villain. Despite the quality of acting, I felt there were too many characters and subplots to keep track of, and too much CGI, which makes it cartoony. I give this least entertaining film in the series 3.5 stars - unnecessary subplots detract from the overall fun.
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I definitely enjoy this movie, "Emo Dance Sequence" and all. This trilogy of Spider-Man is definitely the best of them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joe Mannes
Tatally satisfied with the product and the seller, prompt shippinf and arrived in excellent shape.Published on Sept. 12 2009 by D. Woods
Spider-Man 3 introduces the Sandman and Venom- two classic villians from the comic book and animated series. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2008 by Jason Hutton