I'm seeing it tonight at 12:04. I didn't like the first two much, but whatever.
May 3 - 06:06 PM
Is it the venom movie or sandman movie RT?
Spider-Man 3 better not end up like X-Men 3, ori`m going to be royally pissed.
I`ll decide on Saturday when I see it.
May 3 - 06:34 PM
i don't think spidey 3 will make as much as spidey 2 in the first weekend, and analysts will conisder that a flop most likely.
that said, it's gonna make a freakin' huge amount of cash this weekend. that drew barrymore movie must really suck, since they decided to release it against one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
May 3 - 07:15 PM
There have been so many preview screenings that word of mouth will start before opening weekend even begins, and by people who didn't even pay to see it (like myself just a couple of hours ago), and the word is that the movie is nowhere near as good as the first two.
There are too many characters with not enough time devoted to any villain, but the real problem that people will be talking about is the laughability of the crying scenes. Yes, plural. Spider-Man cries twice. And yes, they're that bad. The theater I was in laughed their heads off both times. Pretty much every main character cries at some point, and it's not effective at all. It's laughable.
This will be a much bigger problem than you might think. It's all people will be talking about, and it will have an effect on the final box office, if it isn't already having an effect on opening weekend. Even if it does have an amazing opening weekend, I think $400 million is completely out of the question at this point.
That'll really give Spidey something to cry about.
May 3 - 07:34 PM
I was saying the same kinda thing in a post to another news article - too much of the movie was laughable. Every one in the cinema I saw it in, was also laughing at scenes of Peter Parker crying. They even laughed when he accidentally hits a 'certain girl' in the face (which you'd think would be a dramatic scene). Why did Peter have to go emo, WTF?? It's ridiculous. I can handle him getting all dark and broody, but when he neatly pulls his hair down over one eye... it's just too much. He walks around with his hair like that and a depressed look for ages, and I'd swear they added a bit of black eye-shadow, hence even more suggesting his EMO-ness. However, he doesn't necessarily follow the true ideals of EMOs, since he soon becomes Disco Stu, strutting down the footpath, and wowing the ladies with his dance moves.
As I said in my other post, the corny scenes are well... EVERYWHERE. and even if this does capture the heart of the comic book, as people told me, it just seems the comic relief is at the entirely wrong times (the girl & the camera with no batteries during the climax for instance, which was a really lame joke too). The movie is too much of a Spidey wank-fest, the lines the public make about Spidey come across as so forced and scripted, Stan Lee also makes a lame speech. Onlookers continually prance around with "I heart Spidey" t-shirts, posters, and other merchandise; they keep saying "Go Spidey, YAY, Woohoo, WE LOVE YOU". If one more kid says "wicked" or "cool"... grrr! It's as if they've taken all the little kids from the cinema audience and given them cameos.
There is way too much going on in the movie too, it has shades of Batman & Robin, and you keep forgetting about the character's story arcs. However I didn't mind this too much, because at least it all connects together in the end, but I could see why it'd frustrate some people.
Lastly, I still have a problem with all the patriotic flag b.s ??OK, so Spiderman 1 was released after 9/11, and it was good to do that kinda thing then, maybe ...and wasn't it just so cute when the New Yorkers were throwing fruit at the bad guy from the bridge! But when Spidey (yet again) in S3, conveniently flies and poses passed a flag towards the end & the crowd goes wild? it?s stupid. The rest of the world doesn?t care about all this American patriotism, especially since the film was weirdly released nearly everywhere else first?!? Do American?s all wrap themselves with the American flag before carrying out every kind of event? It?s like the joke pick up line, ?How bout I wrap you in the national flag and shag you for the country!!? Seriously though, do Americans really like all this cheesy patriotism in ALL their movies? I think there are more clever ways of showing it than how they do in Spiderman movies. The new Die Hard trailer being another example, has the American anthem played to the tune of electric guitars, with Bruce running around blowing shit up and killing people, it reminds me of the "America, F**k Yeah!" song in Team America! Even the title "Live Free or Die Hard" sounds like a speech George W. would make. That's probably why it's now "Die Hard 4.0" everywhere else around the world.
Anyway, I know I'm repeating myself, but give me Batman Begins any day over this. I have feeling the Iron Man movie will also be a more mature (& less corny) film, hopefully.
May 3 - 10:39 PM
No offense to the Guru, but I don't think you'd have to be a pro to predict this.
May 3 - 07:51 PM
Mark my words: This movie will surpass the 155 million mark this weekend. Monday morning I'll come back here and gloat over all you negative nancys.
May 3 - 11:29 PM
Yeah, you might be right - so what? My money went towards it's global earnings, and yours will too no doubt. But mark my words: many people will come out of the cinema and go.... meh
May 4 - 12:03 AM
My money went towards the North America box office. I've just seen it at the 12:01 am show and everybody in there loved it, the audience erupted in applause at the end. They had 3 screens showing it at 12:01 am and they were all sold out. This movie is going to be even bigger then people think. I'm even going to upgrade my expectations and say it will make over 160 million this weekend in North America alone.
May 4 - 03:08 AM
the best thing the movie has going for it is................. Bruce Campbell, ok, and maybe the special FX
May 4 - 12:07 AM
Bruce Campbell was funny. But the overall movie could not be saved by him. It was a true disappointment. If it ends this way, I will not consider the series going out with a bang.
May 4 - 12:43 AM
I won't see it till Saturday. However, I will throw these 2 cents in.
Why so many villains? Did Sony already forget about the Batman franchise and how it continued to shove multiple villains into each movie which contributed to the collapse of the franchise (at least for a while)?
I think they should have (or in the future) done the following. One villain; one movie. Make the movies shorter (~90 minutes) and spotlight one villain. Maybe put a second villain in an opening sequence (ala the Bond movies). Making the films shorter would increase the number of times each film could be shown. It also means each movie could be completed quicker. And of course, the most important change...more concise stories. The first 2 movies felt bloated with the characters not doing much for large parts of the films (Green Goblin had no goal for the second half of the movie, Peter forgets about Doc Ock for the 2nd act).
I don't buy into this whole "audiences want us to outdo the previous film" mentality. Audiences want to see entering and well-made movies. Overstuffing these summer event movies just turns off audiences to future installments.
May 4 - 01:37 AM
[b]pirates 3[/b]i think whatever record spidey 3 sets, its just going to be broken by Pirates 3 when it comes out.......there is more of a reason for people to see pirates 3 than this movie and they are on the same blockbuster level..........
May 4 - 02:23 AM
Posted this on another thread, but it applies here too:
Saw it last night, and here is the thing with Spiderman 3:
You know when you watch a DVD, and you're cruising the special features and stop to watch all the deleted scenes? And you know how when you watch them, you generally think, "wow, thank God they deleted THAT scene?" Well, in Spiderman 3 all those scenes got left in. This was a very good movie, punctuated with three or four scenes that ruin the pace, mood and feel of the movie. It baffles my mind to think how they got past editing. But in there somewhere there is a very good flick, but it leaves you disapointed b/c of those few scenes.
May 4 - 08:06 AM
160 mill...put it in the record books. chics dig it for the love story, nerds like it because well...its a comic book, and everybody else likes it because its 1 of maybe 3 action flicks this summer that is family friendly.
May 4 - 10:28 AM
yeah, wasn't as good as the first 2, but i still really liked it. people are going overboard with the hate
May 4 - 10:39 AM
Movie was amazing, the crowd loved it and there was no real problem with it. THe only people who hate it are people who have no idea what they are talking about. Especially that moron complaining about the american flag. Do not like america, why doesnt your own lousy country make a blockbuster movie? oh yeah because you guys suck at everything.
May 4 - 11:24 AM
well the movie is almost rotten now.. so maybe i do know what i'm talking about. ...and yes, the world sucks at everything, America rulz, it is da shit!
May 5 - 02:15 AM
aknddon you always manage to make a fool of yourself whenever you post.
May 5 - 11:15 AM
I saw it early. Was supposed to go saturday. I personally think it`s the best of the trilogy. To me, the reaction to it is puzzling.
May 4 - 05:06 PM
I was surprised this movie didn't make 200 million or more in the three days instead of just 148 million. It had no competition at all. And it really won't have any until May 18th when Shrek comes out.
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