Oh yeah, Spidey done got himself in a lot of trouble this time, what’s gonna happen?
The third in the Spider-man oeuvre, and one I had eagerly anticipated, although not enough to see it in the theater last summer when it came out. I had recently seen the first of these three movies, and Mr. Otter and I watched the second and this one back-to-back (the movies, not us, of course…)
Well, you know what they say about sequels. Although 2 was excellent, I thought that this one was kind of a letdown; they really couldn’t think of any more character development to do so they threw in some extra villains instead. And they were good, and the special effects were good, and the story was true to the comics (which I don’t read, I had to look Venom up to be sure they hadn’t weenied out; I got the impression that the only way to get rid of it was posthumously…but no.)
Anyway. Decent plot, interesting, good effects, but I’m glad it’s the last one, it wasn’t nearly as good as the first two and another would have been even worse. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst were excellent, it was fun finding Bruce Campbell’s cameo, it wasn’t a waste of time…just not quite as good.
Reality police: no way that the theater producers wouldn’t have known that Mary Jane had a weak voice, and if they had been stupid enough to hire her anyway, there is no way the unions would have let them lay her off after one show like that. More unbelieveable than the superheroes. Silly.