Monday, May 7, 2007

Spiderman 3 - you know, with Venom and stuff

The new Spiderman film parallels the 3rd X-Men film in some ways- somewhat overwhelming with the number of characters being introduced (Brock, the commissioner's daughter, sandman etc) but the story was solid, and kept in step with the spirit of Spiderman. There were some undeniably cheeseball 'comic book movie' moments- like with Harry's butler out of the blue explaining how his father died- but for the most part it kept it real. The plot felt a little rushed, and probably could have been drawn out a little bit more.

Without giving too much away- I liked watching Peter's fall from grace, and how it was directed as 'geek gone bad'.

And what Sam Raimi feature would be complete, without a cameo by our beloved Bruce Campbell? This time as a French restaurant worker, in a scene that was borderline Monty Python. It was amazing.

Overall, I was very impressed with it. It was big, but it lived up to its own hype, which is something not many comic book movies are doing lately (*ahem* they're REMAKING the Hulk).

Even better, there was a bad ass trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the beginning! Speaking of which, I'm at the third book in my re-reading of them. I may or may not have enough time to re-read them all.

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