- Title Spider-Man 3
- Director Sam Raimi
- Year 2007
- Run time 2hrs 19m
- Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy
- Tagline The battle within
Peter Parker finally has the girl of his dreams, Mary Jane Watson, and New York City is in the throes of Spider-mania! But when a strange alien symbiote turns Spider-Man's suit black, his darkest demons come to light changing Spider-Man inside as well as out. Spider-Man is in for the fight of his life against a lethal mix of villains - the deadly Sandman, Venom, and the New Goblin - as well as the enemy within himself.
|0:36||I wonder what crazy long titles we’ll have this time.|
|1:54||That’s one film recapped. Are we going to do the other one as well?|
|3:10||I think we’re through it and out the other side!|
|4:40||What does “layaway available” mean? I clearly don’t pawn enough stuff.|
|8:33||Is this a sequel that is the same as the first movie then? Guy goes into green smoke, goes insane?|
|14:02||Spiderman needs to get himself a better motorbike.|
|17:27||Ooh, he has new web missiles?|
|18:45||Who pays for all this damage, going in one office window and out the other side?|
|20:38||Don’t you just hate it when your weird little spherical weapons come back and hit you instead?|
|29:34||That was some amazing CGI, how did they do that?|
|35:44||“I’ll be taking shots of you for the Bugle. Smile, are you smiling?”|
|43:13||Now she’s jealous that he’s more famous than she is. Doesn’t sing though, does he?|
|48:18||Spiderman high fives!|
|51:48||That guy leaves quite a lot of sand behind.|
|1:02:13||Is the fact that door sticks going to be important later, I wonder.|
|1:07:20||Totally confused by this black gunk. It’s just changed his suit colour?|
|1:11:11||“This is a free country, not a rent-free country.”|
|1:25:13||It really was the root of everything that she didn’t tell him straight away that she had been fired.|
|1:27:33||Woah, emo hair alert. All he needs is some eyeliner and the look will be complete.|
|1:33:37||Okay, that’s it. Being mean to Ursula is crossing the line. Bad Spidey.|
|1:36:48||The trouble is, Maguire just can’t pull off the cool side. It’s cringeworthy in the extreme.|
|1:45:09||Again… none of that makes sense. He could take the suit off fine before, and why didn’t he notice someone screaming as the black stuff took over Topher?|
|1:48:16||Why did he turn into a rogue Spiderman? I thought it enhanced your bad side, and he deffo wasn’t a spider before.|
|1:56:49||God knows what would happen if Sand-dude found his way to the beach.|
|1:58:52||What child has ever said “wicked cool”?|
|2:07:40||Always two sides to every story, I guess.|
|2:11:34||I feel sorry for the butler man. He has no one left to look after now.|
|2:13:13||No one seems to have noticed that she stopped singing mid song. Maybe that’s a jazz thing.|
The third film in the Spiderman series, and we were feeling a bit better about it. The first was not great, the second was better, if a little long. It wasn’t until after we’d already started this one that we realised it was well over two hours. Otherwise we might have been a bit more wary!
I really didn’t think this was very good. It started out so promising, Spiderman looked like he had a happy life that was about to be compromised, and there was an incredible villain in the shape of an awesome-CGI sand-monster thing. But then there was also the black goo, there was also Harry flipping out, losing his memory, getting it back, going bad, going good. There was Mary-Jane and all her baggage, there was the guy taking the photos. It was all too much.
Too many threads, and not enough common sense to string them together. I had questions galore. Where did the black stuff come from? Who does a weird scientific experiment and is all “it’s just a bird, who cares” about it? What was the sand-man actually trying to achieve? Why was the photographer’s bad self just like a spider too?
It was mildly entertaining, but by about halfway through I was more frustrated than anything.
Rating: 2 / 5