Spider-man 3: More of the same Live-Action | My Reviews 06 MAY 2007

spider-man 3 movieSpider-man 3. To be honest, I’ve fallen asleep through both Spider-man and Spider-man 2, so I wasn’t giving Spider-man 3 much of a chance. The good news is that I managed to stay awake through it this time round. The bad news is that it was a perfectly average movie. It is well made, the special effects are really good, the story nicely rounded and it is had been made exactly for its intended market – i.e. as large a market as it can pull. Its basically a cookie-cutter movie made for mass consumption, something it pulls off perfectly well. The only problem is that it really isn’t brilliant. It’s nothing new, nothing exciting. It doesn’t draw you in as a viewer, and to be quite honest, you wouldn’t be missing out on anything if you give this movie a skip.

The film feels a little drawn out in places and Topher Grace (Eric from That 70s Show) is a lousy casting as Eddie Brock, i.e. Venom. Other than those two minor minor gripe, a person cant really complain about the movie whatsoever. Tobey Maguire puts in another perfectly annoying, wimpy Peter Parker performance while Kirsten Dunce reprises her Mary Jane role in the usual fluidity that she had done it for the last two times.

Honestly, this movie will most likely appeal to children the most, which to be quite honest may very well have been the target audience from the get go. – A solid movie, just nothing to write home about. 7/10, simply because I can’t find anything to fault it on.

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.