PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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M. and I took zhe munchkin with us to watch Spider-Man 3 at Snowden Sunday afternoon. It's a perfectly respectable summer action superhero movie. It does fall short of the first two in the series, tragically, but is still fun entertainment. My biggest complaint was the pacing, very uneven, and the movie feels too long in some spots (and then, the next scene, back to me wanting more and more.) There was a *lot* going on, and threads from various storylines seemed to hang in the balance while we went off on a different tangent. Still, quite enjoyable. The verdict? Worth your time, if you're into superhero movies.

Casting: Sandman (always a personal fave from Spidey's rogue's gallery) was spot on, and fun to watch. Almost as good casting as Doc Ock from #2. Topher Grace was a fantastic Eddie Brock. Bryce Dallas Howard really didn't do anything for me as Gwen. Tragically, not enough J. Jonah Jameson, but then again, I would totally go watch a J. Jonah Jameson movie. That's how I, in fact, roll.

Bruce Campbell cameo? Top-notch. One of the funniest scenes... until we got to the Spider-man strut. I was *cracking up,* because they just kept going with it. Simply magnificent.

I really felt like they were both wrapping up a lot of the storylines from the first two movies, and getting ready for future ventures. We get Gwen Stacy, we get another visit from the good Dr. Connors, and more. I mean, why bring in Gwen's dad, and then have someone like James Cromwell play what's effectively a glorified cameo, if you're not going to do more with him? And honestly, as long as they keep making decent movies, I hope they do keep making them. Yes, even if with some recasting.

The redemption of Harry Jr. was a bit of a surprise, since that really wasn't in the comics at all. However, it *completely* fit with the movie-verse storyline, and you know, that's perfectly fine with me. It was just a little odd, to depart that dramatically, as some other things (the church bell scene) were *exactly* from the comics.

And damn them for yet another scene with Aunt May telling a story and making me cry.

OK, I just saw how much I wrote on this movie, so, think I should wrap this up now.
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