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The First Movie Review Post Of My New Life

Can you believe it's been 3 months or so since I did one of these kinds of posts? As JRRyan anyway knows, this was pretty much all I wrote about on here.

Anyway, enough chit-chat. On with the review.

I went last night to see Spider-man 3 with my roommate and one of his friends. First off, let me just say the movie rocked. Someone said today online that it was the best Spider-man movie ever which it wasn't. The first is still the best. In fact, they are moving further and further out of sync with the comic with each successive movie but this is an argument no one ever agrees with me it's a problem so I'll let it slide here, to a point.

Official critics have said it has no story. If anything, it has too much story. Including the continuing saga of Mary Jane, there were four storylines. The MJ line could have been matched with any one of the remaining three and you would have had a kick ass movie. Do you want to know something geeky yet fascinating? Adding Gwen Stacy, they had the opportunity to basically go backwards with Peter's love life from the comic except he was dating Felicia Hardy AKA The Black Cat during "the black costume years" but, again, I digress...

Speaking of the black costume, they oddly designed it way more complicated than they really needed it to be as it's a much simpler design that the red and blue costume. They did Venom right (except he needed more tongue) so they knew what the black costume should have looked like. Again, a minor nitpick but a curious one. The fact he took the costume off and put it in a trunk instead of mentally controlling it to turn into normal clothes bothered me more although I do admit I know money was probably an issue there. Except this, if he could just take it off, why did he need the church bells?

What did I like about the movie, specifically? Peter's landlord and his daughter were hilarious as was J. Jonah Jameson. I also liked the casting choices of James Cromwell and Bryce Dallas Howard as the Stacys and Thomas Haden Church as Sandman. Topher Grace didn't suck as Eddie Brock as much as I feared he would. To reiterate, I also liked the storylines. I particularly loved the Aunt May scenes. Though I'm still a little shocked they went in that direction, I loved the resolution of the Harry storyline.

There will be a new trilogy. It'll be interesting to see in the coming months who's involved...

Comments

JRRyan said…
There is no way this movie can be good. kek!
JRRyan said…
Still, I'm glad you posted. That's something. And you gave a lot of reasons why you think the way you do...I just know with every fiber of my being it can't be good. The first one was solid, the second one was total crap and I expect terrible things out of the third one.
Likestrek said…
Well, there are many legitimate reasons to dislike it. I give three, I think...

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