Spider-Man 3 (2007)
RJG Rating- 30
Spiderman, now a big celebrity in NewYork, faces threats from new villains - Sandman & Venom.
Starring- Tobey Maguire,Kirsten Dunst,James Franco,Thomas Haden
Director- Sam Raimi
Every trilogy,especially ones that gives us a brilliant first and second part ,faces great anticipation and hype for the final part ,and with this great pressure it falters and disappoints big time.Very few have succeeded (Lord Of the Rings) ,while many of the greats fail (Godfather,X-Men etc).The Spiderman trilogy unfortunately fails to uphold the quality of the first and second part (though i didn like the 2nd part,its considered by many to be one of the best superhero movies).
Tobey once again dons the mask of Spiderman.Even though he still isnt the right choice to play the superhero ,but he does give his best performance as Peter Parker in Spiderman 3.The scenes in which he is affected with Venom ,is the sort of attitude Parker should have had ,a more carefree and smart-ass attitude.But still Tobey is too innocent to play this role.Kirsten has nothing special to do other than get depressed and kidnapped by the villain (as usual).James Franco has been the only good actor among the main cast.In Spiderman 3 he gets a bigger role ,and once again he gets it right.While the actors portraying the villain have been the highlights in the last 2 parts ,Thomas Haden as Sandman is a complete disappointment ,while Venom should have been given more priority.
The story of Spiderman 3 ,is more diverse and bigger than the previous 2.It brings a couple of important characters from the Spiderman Universe ,but then it fails to give a proper story to any of them.The story just rambles on and on and just doesnt stop.The finale is poor and doesnt bother to close all the loose ends.
Sam Raimi who tipped the scales on the cheesiness in Part 2 ,goes overboard on Part 3.The movie is too long and have too many unnecessary subplots.Raimi fails to connect many plot points leaving him too much to handle in the climax.And unlike the previous 2 ,part 3 is more dark in theme.
The visual effects have been more developed and blends in Sandman ,Venom & Spiderman smoothly.But unlike the previous 2 the movie doesnt have any great action sequences.And the finale fight was too corny.
On release ,Spiderman 3 was a raging box office success breaking all kinds of records.It set the opening weekend record (151million) ,among others.Even though it failed to beat the domestic collection of the first 2 parts,it did great business overseas.As of now ,it has earned the most ($890million) in the Spiderman Series (including the 2012 reboot).
But critics were not too happy and agreed that it was a disappointing sequel.Unlike the first 2 parts ,Spiderman 3 failed to get nominated for any awards at the Oscars.
Overall ,Spiderman 3 is just for the fans .The movie will generally be fun for kids ,but boring & cheesy for others.