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May 7, 2007

Spiderman 3 and my thoughts on it

Filed under: My Thoughts — Suramya @ 3:43 PM

Went and saw Spiderman 3 on Sunday. It was an OK movie. Yeah I know that the special effects were great but the movie was ok. I had expected it to be a lot better.

I had some issues with the movie plot/story that spoiled it for me and I am going to talk about them in this post along with the parts that I liked, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t continue reading as the post might contain spoilers.

The first major issue I have with the movie was how they made the Sandman responsible for Uncle Ben’s death. This is completely against how the comic’s and books look at that event. His death was a major point in Peter Parker’s life because he felt responsible for his death as he had let the crook that killed him get away because “It wasn’t his problem”. This guilt made him realize that “With great power comes great responsibility”. So when they made Sandman the killer they changed a basic fact of Spiderman history. I know. I know. Its just a movie, but still its jarring/annoying to those who follow the comics.

The second problem was that they had way too many villains in the movie. You didn’t need the Sandman, The green goblin and Venom in the same movie. It made the movie look too cluttered and jerky. It just wasn’t flowing from one villain to another smoothly. They should have had only one villain or at most two. More than that was pushing it.

Loved the dance that Peter did at the Jazz club. It was funny. Overall the music was well chosen and appropriate.

When threatened why didn’t MJ tell Peter that Harry was going nuts and had threatened her? That whole part of the movie (Peter and Harry’s rivalry) wasn’t needed at all.

Over all the movie was fun, but it could have been a lot better if they hadn’t tried to put so many things in it at the same time.

– Suramya

1 Comment »

  1. […] I do get annoyed when a TV series/movie/Comic I like makes changes to the core aspect of the story. For example, below is my take on Spiderman 3 and how they handled Uncle Ben’s Death: […]

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