"Spider-Man 3" Reactions Starting to Come In

Summary

A prickly one again for me: There's a brand-new "spy review" of "Spider-Man 3" over at AICN, but since I refuse to read extensive opinions about a movie until I see it for myself, I'll just have to point you in the right direction and say "The spy really liked it." Back to Article

Comments

arendr

Arend Anton

i don't think 1 and 2 were not as good as people here say they were. but 3 has me excited because it's dark...that really helps.

Apr 16 - 12:23 PM

the-russian

Nick Danczyk

ok...

"We all know Spiderman 2 was better than Spiderman"
I thought the first one was better, probably mainly due to what Gough and Millar did to it, they turned it into one big episode of "Smallville," it was a big sappy teen drama. I think the first one gave a better sense of what Spidey was all about, and Dafoe was da BOMB as Norman Oborn/GG (despite the uninspired costume). Doc Ock was brilliantly cast w/ Molina, but the writers turned him into a big p*ssy. Though, still, Spidey 2 had some redeeming scenes, like Aunt May's "everyone needs a hero" speech (which I remember people bashed on this site, previously, still don't know why).

"as thin as cardboard when it comes to acting and story"
Again, Dafoe, great f*cking job, I don't know anyone else who could have pulled off that psychotic, multiple peronality as well as him. Plus Cliff Robertson and Rosemary Harris, again, great jobs. I remember tearing up watching Uncle Ben die while holding Peter's hand.

"Am I the only one who thinks that Venom looks a bit wimpy?"
No, I also do, but I like the approach they took with him. It seemed that they were going for more of an equal match/"anti-Spider-Man" concept for Venom. Yeah, I'm (and everyone else is) used to seeing Venom as a massive, musclebound brute, but I don't mind the change. The thing you should be more concerned w/ is Harry's look in this film. I've heard him described as an "X Games reject," which fits pretty well, and he's flying around on a f*cking hoverboard, for christ's sake. That's the ONLY thing I'm not liking about this movie thusfar.

...my 2 (or 3) cents.

Apr 16 - 12:41 PM

aknddon3

andrew kruzel

X men 3 did not suck, it was not great but did not suck.

Apr 16 - 02:00 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

uh, yes it did

Apr 16 - 02:10 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Your right, X-Men 3 did not suck. I liked it and even my wife liked it.

Apr 16 - 02:18 PM

Merlin235

Merlin Ambrosius

uh, yes it did

Apr 16 - 02:10 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

Your right, X-Men 3 did not suck. I liked it and even my wife liked it.

Apr 16 - 02:18 PM

jeanpaul

solomon sassoon

[b]X-MEN 3 was better than Singer's.[/b]
Hey!! X-men 3 was much BETTER than X-men 2 by miles!!
I was sexier and had FAR more grand action than Singer's pretensious previous two had.
Granted, it didn't have as much "depth", as some fans call it...
But guess what: the majority DID NOT MISS THAT.

X-men is philosophy and also an alegory about recieving difference in our midst--- but it's not ONLY that!! It's also action packed in the comics, and Brett Ratner did a terrific job on X-MEN 3, where he showed that also.
I don't believe Bryan Singer is that great a director some fans make him out to be.
Actually, Singer shoud be grateful he's still making the "Superman Returns" sequel, cause if Brett Ratner would had been making it: It would be much better, and action packed than Singer's would probably be.

Apr 16 - 02:49 PM

Kid_Ikarus

Josh Thornton

Serious, i think people bitch WAY too much about XMen 3, GET OVER IT, peeps were just all crybaby over the fact that the directors changed and all this hoopla about character depth...

BOO FRICKIN' HOO.

Apr 16 - 03:02 PM

IMAmoose24

Eric Schulze

Agreed. I enjoyed X3 more than any of the others. Maybe that's only because I was only looking for a good popcorn flick that night and I'm not the biggest X-Men fan, but hey, it did the job for me.

Spiderman 3 has me really excited. Only bummer is I can't go opening night. I'll be at my Imax May 5th.

In regard to Star Wars, Original Trillogy IS the greatest trillogy EVER CREATED. Episode I was meh(The Finale with Maul was classic) and II was purely a set up to III, though it lacked the same thrill that Empire gave us all those years ago. Episode III was one of the greatest movies of our time and is up there with the original trillogy.

Following Star Wars is the amazing LOTR trillogy which is almost on par with Original Star Wars Trillogy.

Apr 16 - 04:25 PM

Horstradamus

Marius Horst

[b]I wouldn't call LOTR a trilogy[/b]
The Lord of the rings movies were not true sequals like the spiderman movies. It was a single movie that had to be shown in three parts because of the length of the story. Would you call Kill Bill part two a sequal? Of course not. Same deal.

Apr 16 - 08:13 PM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

I'm not surprised by the reaction. This movie will kick ass.

Apr 17 - 08:53 AM

Ciaranmv

Ciaran Vejby

Here, here big brother! And it was story, character and humor that allowed those movies to survive the test of time, not remarkable visuals soley. We'll see about SPIDEY 3.

Apr 17 - 12:58 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Exactly, Star Wars AND Indiana Jones (which it still boggles my mind that a lot of people are willing to write off Indy IV so quickly) were fantastic blends of story and visuals that are almost unmatched in film making. LOTR's is close as a trilogy and maybe Aliens or Die Hard are somewhere in the same galaxy. It's this blend that has made them timeless classics and will make the first two Singer directed X-men memorable long after people have forgotten Ratner's action packed, but oddly unentertaining and hollow third verse. Seriously, I can't believe this many people prefer X3 to the first two installments, but to each his own I guess.

Apr 20 - 02:42 PM

Enigma

Craig Mottram

[b]Peter Parker...not been convinced so far...[/b]
I'll probably receive a backlash for saying this, but...so far I haven't really connected with spiderman that much. I enjoyed the 70's films and recent cartoons but I feel the character has lacked any emotional impact. I like Sam Raimi as a director, Evil Dead was fun but I don't know whether its because of Tobey Maquire being such a wet drip or Kirsten Dunst being a morbid depressive...can't work it out!

The Special Effects have been great, so in that respect the films have been a success. Spiderman looks great and moves the way a "spider can", I just wish when an action scene isn't on screen, the rest of the films could have been better. I thought Christopher Reeves played Clark Kent well, Christian Bale played Bruce Wayne well and even Danny Jules played Dwain Dibley well (who? Red Dwarf. lol).

I really hope this film has a darker feel to it, maybe a chunk of concrete will "flatten" Mary Jane, probably not. Lets hope Venom does the trick....Sandman who? Rhino, Scorpion, Mysterio, Carnage.... some of the best baddies......Sandman, heres hoping for strong winds to blow him back to the desert.

FURY

Apr 17 - 01:16 PM

Kid_Ikarus

Josh Thornton

I agree that Sandman would not have been my first choice as one of the next villains, but damn, did they EVER cast the guy PERFECTLY, Thomas Hayden Church is the spitting image of Sandman. Thats one thing i think they have succeeded with flying colors is the casting of the villains, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina was spot on for Doc Ock... I'm really interested to see how Topher Grace rocks it as Venom. I agree that he seems a little skinny for the part, i would have probably picked an actor with a little bit more of an intimidating appearance and build, but I have full conifidence in Raimi.

Here's to hoping that we eventually are treated to Part 4, with maybe Timothy Olyphant as Carnage!!!! That would be my first pick...

Apr 17 - 03:07 PM

rgallitan

robin thompson

X3 was a victim of circumstance. It was rushed and chopped up and at least a half hour shorter than it needed to be - and the blame for all that falls squarely on the producers. Ratner did a fine job given such conditions. Besides, under the roughshod execution, the film had some of the most ambitious ideas of any superhero movie, ever. I mean, I can't exactly call it "good" - but I enjoyed it, and I encourage people to go easy on it. Think of it as the movie equivalent of a disabled child. It had a good soul, just an unfair start in life.

Apr 17 - 01:21 PM

blank blank

bob jones

FURY, i think you are confusing sam raimi with harold rambis, who wrote ghostbusters (he was also egon) and is also a director....

but i agree with you. spidey looks great and is obviously well made, but the "leads" draw it down, even though peter parker is supposed to be kind of an immature whiner.

Apr 17 - 02:06 PM

Enigma

Craig Mottram

[b]i stand corrected[/b]
thanks Blank Blank.....I must have had a brain cloud or something. I think Jake Gyllenhall would make a better Peter Parker, so if Tobey decides to go back to his day job...all is not lost!! They could also while they're at it replace Kirsten Dunst with Carmen Electra and have her running through a broken fire hydrant thats......spraying water everywhere.......being chased by a Guy in a scream mask...Doh!!!..thats already been done :-)

Apr 17 - 03:42 PM

Kid_Ikarus

Josh Thornton

I agree that Sandman would not have been my first choice as one of the next villains, but damn, did they EVER cast the guy PERFECTLY, Thomas Hayden Church is the spitting image of Sandman. Thats one thing i think they have succeeded with flying colors is the casting of the villains, Willem Dafoe, and Alfred Molina was spot on for Doc Ock... I'm really interested to see how Topher Grace rocks it as Venom. I agree that he seems a little skinny for the part, i would have probably picked an actor with a little bit more of an intimidating appearance and build, but I have full conifidence in Raimi.

Here's to hoping that we eventually are treated to Part 4, with maybe Timothy Olyphant as Carnage!!!! That would be my first pick...

Apr 17 - 03:07 PM

DmobXXX

D. S.

[b]Word.[/b]
AHHHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!

Right on bigbrother!!!!

Apr 17 - 03:38 PM

Enigma

Craig Mottram

[b]i stand corrected[/b]
thanks Blank Blank.....I must have had a brain cloud or something. I think Jake Gyllenhall would make a better Peter Parker, so if Tobey decides to go back to his day job...all is not lost!! They could also while they're at it replace Kirsten Dunst with Carmen Electra and have her running through a broken fire hydrant thats......spraying water everywhere.......being chased by a Guy in a scream mask...Doh!!!..thats already been done :-)

Apr 17 - 03:42 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Exactly, Star Wars AND Indiana Jones (which it still boggles my mind that a lot of people are willing to write off Indy IV so quickly) were fantastic blends of story and visuals that are almost unmatched in film making. LOTR's is close as a trilogy and maybe Aliens or Die Hard are somewhere in the same galaxy. It's this blend that has made them timeless classics and will make the first two Singer directed X-men memorable long after people have forgotten Ratner's action packed, but oddly unentertaining and hollow third verse. Seriously, I can't believe this many people prefer X3 to the first two installments, but to each his own I guess.

Apr 20 - 02:42 PM

killermonkey8822

Joey Chid

hmm have i ever seen a good three............ nah i don't think so.......... maybe indiana jones three but i like that better now then i did back then.......... star wars episode 3 was okay but too corny for my case and the fact that george lucas was trying to make it more mature and he was trying to make it disturbing didn't help anything since he just made it cornier.......... did he really think that his ideas were gonna be worse then the last five installments because they weren't......... i think that maybe the only reason they put a PG-13 on that instead of the usual PG star wars ratng is because of the part where he was on the lava rock or whatever and getting burnt to death......... anyway yeah i guess finding a good 3 is not really rare but hard to find in big action blockbusters like this sooo sounds good i have great faith for this one........... the fact that it looks darker will hopefully be more suited to my taste........ and i hope it has carnage included i never read the atricle cuz i'm too lazy but anyway yeah this looks like a good one i will be there friday opening night

Apr 20 - 07:07 PM

killermonkey8822

Joey Chid

though you're right......... it is easier to maker a movie out of a novel then a bunch of comic books or original ideas in my opinion

Apr 20 - 07:13 PM

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