Saturday, May 5, 2007

Spidey 3


Woooohoooo! What a ride! I took my little brother to see Spiderman 3 tonight, and boy was I blown away. As a child (and still as an adult) Spiderman was my favorite comic book. Still is to this day. Needless to say, it was this fanboy's dream come true when Spiderman first saw the big screen. With Spiderman 3, I feel that Sam Raimi is at the top of his game.

So many critics have shot this movie down. The main complaint is that there is "too much" in the movie and that the movie is "not real." OK, first lets address the last issue. Of course it's not real! It's a freaking comic book! There's not supposed to be any basis in reality. What is real however is the human side of this movie. The relationships of the characters are a huge part of this movie. Peter and Mary Jane, of course...Peter and Harry...Mary Jane and Harry (oh what a tangled web we weave...literally). They were all central to this movie. I can't really talk about any of it without giving anything away, but there are touching moments that choked this fanboy up, frightening moments, comical moments, and very frustrating moments. Lots of frustrating moments....

Then there's the complaint of "too much". I think that 3 villains worked fine for this movie, and it was very well balanced. The action scenes were absolutely incredible, and the special effects just don't get any better. Sandman was probably my least favorite of the villains, but he was still so frickin cool. Very interesting tie in to Peter with him.

I'm not going to say much about Harry. In fact, I think that's all I'm going to say :p But some very cool stuff going on there. He plays a huge role in this movie.

Venom. Is. Awesome. Venom was always my favorite villain in the comic book series. I used to love when they would do the little 3 issue runs of Venom mini-series. Such a cool villain. When Venom latches on to Peter, boy is the audience in for a treat. We get what I like to call emo-spidey. His hair falls into his face and is suddenly black, he has black eyeliner, and he's ruthless. This is where Peter Parker loses his heart. This is the Spidey that wants revenge, murder, and pain. This is also the Spidey that has fun in an oh so evil way and the audience can't help but have a little bit of fun with him. Just wait...But boy does it complicate things as you can imagine. There's more cool Venom stuff towards the end, but...once again, I can't talk about it without spoiling stuff.

There's a few extra actors that make this movie oh so much fun. Topher Grace from That 70's Show plays Peter's new competition at The Daily Bugle as Spidey's photographer and starts to move in on other grounds as well. There's the oh so talented and beautiful Bryce Dallas Howard who plays Peter's lab partner and complicates things a little bit. And a few other fun cameo's for all of us comic book fans out there, including our heroes creator and a very fun host at a french restaurant.

This movie was just all around a comic book fan's dream and I loved it from beginning to end. There's talk that Spiderman 4 won't be made, but I'm going to seriously challenge that. There's definitely reason to make a fourth movie as you'll see, and I don't think the fans are going anywhere. We'll continue to shell out the money for this series. So, boys and girls, do yourselves a favor and go see this movie as soon as you can! You won't be disappointed!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh yeah! I'm excited. Spiderman is SO much better than Superman! I'm taking the kiddies to see this on Sunday.

I love Topher Grace too!! I can't wait.

Chris said...

yay! You'll love it, I'm sure. Can't wait to hear what you think of it! Topher Grace was great. Very cool character.

Carl V. said...

I'll have to come back and read this later, I'm going to see it in a couple of hours.

DesLily said...

good to hear the "summer supply" is starting off on a good foot!.. I've liked all the other Spiderman movies so I've no doubt about this one.. if I did it's gone now! Thanks~!

Chris said...

Carl, Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. I loved it! I was thinking about you all day. Hope you and your family are ok with the tornado over there.

Deslily, I really don't think you'll be disappointed with this one...I don't see how anyone could be.

Carl V. said...

Yes, we're all well. We live in Missouri and I'm not sure where in Kansas that horrible tornado was. Feel sorry for all of them, it completely wiped out that town.

Spiderman...some great stuff and some disappointing stuff. I don't think it is nearly as good a film as Spiderman 2 was...a film I feel is close to the pinacle of all comic book to film adaptations. I'm really torn on whether I'm going to do a review or not. I probably will, but not tonight.

Chris said...

Carl, Why did I think you lived in Kansas? I'm losing my mind :p I agree that there were some disappointing things, but I'm hoping that there will be a 4th movie. That's what's keeping my outlook good. One really big disappointment that I won't discuss for spoiler reasons, but all in all, I loved it.

Carl V. said...

My experience is that when you tell people you're from Kansas City and they don't live around here they automatically assume you live in Kansas. The city is split and exists on both sides of the state and we live on the MO side. No biggie. Thankfully tornados were far from us!

Chris said...

Ah! That's where I got that from ;)