on April 10, 2016
Though the sequel has more action than the first film, it suffers from a massive case of redundancy. It's Spider-Man Too Much, with many scenes and gags repeated two or more times, padding the running time to feature film length. Doc Ock is a more interesting villain, visually, than the Green Goblin was but the plot was weak. (A miniature sun being created in the heart of a major city? Really?) Involving Aunt May in the action was ridiculous. Spider-Man snagging her by a web-line, by the neck, after she falls a dozen stories damages all believability. Spider-Man, too, is not invulnerable, and takes punishments here that should leave him a bloody pulp. To quote the first film: "You're not Superman, you know!"
on December 22, 2012
This is definitely the peak of the Spider-Man trilogy. The first movie has become oddly dated, while Spider-Man 3 fell into schlock, and was harrowed by the problems of nosy studio executives and nosy producers inserting things that shouldn't have been put there. This film still holds up well, and this edition has a lot of special features (including two commentaries) to immerse you into the world of the film.