Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/02/2012
Harry loses his memory after attacking Peter and their friendship is seemingly restored leaving him free to hunt down the man truly responsible for Uncle Ben's death. However things are complicated by his transformation into The Sandman and the appearance of an alien creature that enhances Peter's negative emotions. There's actually a pretty decent sequel hidden inside the bloated, episodic mess that is Spider-man 3. Sam Raimi's presence at the helm is marred by his inability to resist the keys to the SFX toy shop but the cast are still likable, the comic relief (and JK Simmons in particular) is still funny and there's plenty of pacey action to maintain the attention. The big problem is with the script which relies far too much on contrivance and totally implausible coincidence. The most …
Gabe - wrote on 06/01/2009
First, I must admit, I am not a fan of any of the Spider-Man films, however, this one takes the cake. I have seen bad movies, and usually I can find some sort of redeeming quality in them, but this was just awful. There was absolutely nothing good about this movie. The acting was second rate at best. I kept waiting for Tobey Maguire or Kirsten Dunst to break the fourth wall and ask, "UMM...What's my line here...Oh yea, good." And I can appreciate good visual effects, but this was ridiculous, it was way too many and way over-the-top. There was just no need for them. And what was the whole Saturday Night Feveresque montage sequence in the middle of the film about? It's Tobey Maguire walking down the street, strutting like he's '78 era John Travolta and then ends up in a club dancing …
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 02/16/2009
I very poor entry into the spider-man franchise. I will admittedly say that I did not like the first two as much as other people did but I did find them respectable enough. This one makes those two look quite brilliant. There are many problems to Spider-man three but let me say what are good. The special effects are great and the action scenes look good, also Bruce Campbell and J.K Simmons are amusing in their respective roles. Now the problems there are many first of all there are too many scenes of hitting you over the head emoting. Everyone does including Spider-Man and Sand-man. Second the film makes a fatal mistake in thinks that you care about Mary Jane played poorly in my opinion by the not very likable Kristin Dunst. The film relies on this and is hurt severely because of it. In …
filmfan09 - wrote on 01/21/2009
Peter Parker turns to the dark side in 'Spider-Man 3'. This movie is filled with eye-Popping, jaw-dropping special effects. It's also far to long, handicapped by an wandering storyline and features tiresome returning charcaters and lackluster villains. To me 'Spider-Man 2' was the best superhero sequal ever!, and the thrid installment of the Spidey franchise is a major disappointment if only occasionally entertaining. The action scenes of course don't disappoint.
One of the many underdeveloped new characters is Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy whos has a thing for Peter Parker/Spider-Man but she's just a nice boring girl which would make her kinda like Mary Jane Watson, played by Kristen Dunst. Thomas Haden Church plays Flink Marko aka 'The Sandman', he an esapescaped convit who …
*Sarah* - wrote on 12/29/2008
Everything is lining up great for peter he has finally got the love of his life Mary Jane Watson to marry him. But one night when the strange meteor crash's it clangs on to peter bonding him with an alien symbiote suit. This changes peter once the symbiote is attached by to him he changes his life around.Once he finds out his uncle's real killer is still alive who's Flint Marko/sandman he seeks revenge as his ex best friend harry Osborn becomes the new goblin and peter deals with Eddie Brock. Once peter realizes that he is doing everything wrong he decides only one way you can make it right by getting rid of the alien symbiote suit by riping it off witch eventually leads to the birth of venom. peter now faces all the darkest demons as he also tries to win back Mary Jane Watson.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/26/2008
Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tobey Maguire) really has his work cut out for him here. He’s got to get passed his ego and really commit to Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), make amends with his old friend Harry Osborne (James Franco) who keeps trying to kill Spidey as alter-ego Hobgoblin, keep his photography job at The Daily Bugle, make his Aunt May (Rosemary Harris) proud, avenge the death of his Uncle Ben by the criminal Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) who ends up mutating into a gigantic creature made entirely of sand, contend with an evil substance from a meteorite that overtakes his emotions, and save the city from his photographer rival Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) who turns into the violent creature, Venom.
Spider-Man 3 is a long, lumbering haul that requires a lot of suspension of …
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
"Peter Parker" (Tobey Maguire) has finally found balance in his less than normal life. He is finally able to manage his devotion to the love of his life, "Mary Jane 'MJ' Watson" (Kirsten Dunst). But something happens to him that gives him the biggest fight of his life -- the fight of his sanity.
A oily-black symbiote has taken over his personality, and it changes his personality in a negative way. It even changes his relationship with "MJ", and his famous blue, red and black outfit to a jet-black one. To complicate things even more, he has to deal with an escaped convict whose molecular structure is merged with sand that was being tested on, and a major competitor for a staff job at the "Daily Bugle" who later becomes even more of the problem. And to complicate things even further, …
lmlewis517 - wrote on 06/22/2008
I didn't like everything about this movie, but I liked most things. The one part that stood out was Aunt May's chant to Peter "You have to do the hardest thing - forgive yourself" (I'm paraphrasing here). I about cried. This was the first time I've ever heard a movie of any time talk to someone... no, no... SPEAK to someone about self-reliance and responsibility. I almost shouted a "Gone, girl" in the crowded movie theater. That one section won me over in the whole movie. On top of the darkness and revenge that crowded Peter Parker's mind, was the love of his dear Mary Jane. This was a real-life superhero movie devoid of the comic, quirky "you should do this" banter. I really liked it. But I understand that some may disagree. That's fine. Those folks are in a different mindset …
owie - wrote on 08/19/2007
This movie was a huge disappointment to me. The effects were great, but this is easily the worst of the spider-man series. Venom was completely wasted as a villain, and should have gotten his own story, and Sandman could have been left out completely. The scene where "evil" Peter Parker struts down the street gave me the biggest douche chills I have ever felt in a movie theater, and there were too many flaws with the writing of the script (Eddie Brock, who later becomes Venom, is dating Gwen Stacy, who is saved by Spider-man and becomes a second love interest, and is also the daughter of the police captain, a lot of coincidences in a city the size of New York). The whole thing felt rushed and for a younger audience, and unfortunately with how many zillions of dollars it made at the …
Alex - wrote on 05/12/2007
After liking the first one and being disappointed with the second, I feel that this is the best Spider-Man to date. Keep in mind, it has its flaws, clich?s, and non-sense, but, it is a comic book movie after all.
I have been hearing people continuously complain that there is way too much going on and that it is way too long. While I agree that it is too long for most children (and my wife included) to have to sit through, I disagree that there is way too much going on. This is a the way that this movie should be, full of plots, action, and mindless eye candy. Not enough going on and too slow are ways I would describe the second film.
Having three major kick ass villains in a single movie is something I look forward too. I know they tried it …