So I decide to watch Spider-Man 3 and going into it, I was expecting it to be great and was anticipating it after the second one. One of the villains that I expected in the near future would be none other than Venom. But before I go into detail about the movie itself and give it a review, I want to talk about the Spider-Man series.
Now Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes produced by Marvel near the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Captain America, and many others. He had his own comics and even a few shows based around the web master. The most famous incarnation TV wise that is probably the most remembered is the Spider-Man: The Animated Series with 65 Episodes. At least I can say for myself that’s what I grew up with TV wise and haven’t read much of the comics but knew who he was.
Now we go to the Third Spider-Man movie and quite honestly did not live up to expectations. It wasn’t so much of a poor effort but just something just was missing and you couldn’t quite put your finger on it. There are multiple stories with different characters and it’s not a huge problem. You had the love story with Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Harry wants revenge over what happened to his father. Of course, there’s the story of the revenge with the death of Peter’s uncle Ben.
Plot: The story is about centering about Peter wanting to propose marriage to Mary Jane. Along the way, you end up seeing Harry Osborn wanting to gain a measure of revenge for what he believes that Spider-Man killed his father. He gets knocked out and has amnesia until later in the movie.
Story: Multiple stories that somehow interlock or something like that. You have the one with Harry wanting revenge on Peter. There is also the story of Flint Marco breaking out of jail. Mainly his role is that of the sympathy villain because he says he needs money to help his daughter. Mary Jane and Peter are going through some hard times in their relationship and have many bumpy roads. There is also the introduction to Venom. At first he bonds with Peter and what made him different and wore a dark Spider-Man outfit therefore in that perspective would be as I will dub him Dark Spider-Man.
Action: The best fight scene to me personally would be the last epic battle. The one with Harry and Peter was a lop-sided match with Peter winning in such a convincing fashion and the first encounter saw him get knocked out fast and developing amnesia.
Overall: This is where I give the thoughts on it. The animations were pretty cool and I did like The Sandman’s effects. For some reason and maybe this is just me, I was half-expecting Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” theme when he first appeared. There was a lot going on and it kept you going without blinking. Let me just say that the action scenes personally overall made up for the plot that was just all over the place. One minute you were in the story with Peter and Mary Jane and then Harry wanting revenge. It wasn’t a horrible and not one of the worst ones of all-time.
Random Question: Why didn’t the butler tell Harry that his father killed himself instead of having him think his best friend did it? I was simply scratching my head on that and made me think so did the butler want Harry to kill Peter or what?
The final verdict is that I give this a 6.5/10. Personally, if the Action scenes didn’t make up for the plot, it might have scored lower. There will be another Spider-Man and I do think it will come better and not have too much going on at once.