I went to see Spider-Man 3 on a whim, but I had been looking forward to seeing it for a while. All the trailers and clips I had seen made it look very good, and it did, but the plot and storyline really slowed the whole film down. Right from the start, it seemed to be going very slowly, lots of scenes showing how much Parker and Mary Jane love each other and how successful Spider-Man is and Mary Jane isn’t. And then we have to show how much Harry Osborn still really hates the hero!
I know a story has to be set, but this took too long. I also have to say that it looked like a lot had been cut out to shorten this story, because it kind of became disjointed in places. I kept thinking I must have fallen asleep and missed something important, but I hadn’t. Random scenes kept popping up to, including a cameo from Stan Lee. Don’t get me wrong, I like a cameo and I like spotting them, but to pop up and say something really random just made the film look even more disjointed.
Things only start to get interesting about halfway through the film when Spider-Man goes a bit nasty and has a couple of nice fights with the Sandman. However, we have to put up with a lot of deep moral questions and soul searching before Spider-Man can go all nice again and then fight Venom. I think Venom could have been one of the best and coolest villains in film, and the effects to produce him were excellent, but he just wasn’t very threatening or scary.
It was still entertaining to watch (the Cameo from Bruce Campbell as the Maître d’ was a nice highlight during the dull first half) but to think they want to make another three just seems like too much to me.