Posted on 5/08/08 04:19 AM
Honestly, it isn't as great as one or two, but it is still a good film in it's own right. If you unplug your fanboy circuits, you'll see a very well-written film with some definite entertainment value...as well as a fitting conclusion for the first trilogy of what is sure to be a continuing franchise.
If you decide to leave your fanboy plugged in, then you will probably complain about Raimi's treatment of Venom, and how the movie is facing an overwhelming amount of villains, and all of the usual complaints you hear about this film. However, after multiple viewings, you can see that, unlike 1 or 2, which gave the villians equal attention, this film was focusing on the resolution of Harry Osborn, and, in that respect, it was a success. Sandman and Venom were just filler from the beginning. If you regard Harry as the villian, you see the tragic path he walks, and you eventually see him emerge from the villian's shadow, and become something his father never could....a hero.
The movie is about the darkness a hero faces, and it succeeds, in that respect. Could it have been better....absolutely. Still, it was a good film. I honestly hope that part 4 will be better, though.