Spider-Man 3 Reviews
To make a long rant short, Fuck Sony.
Gwen Stacy and Venom were written into the film at the request of the producer, and it shows because Raimi and writer Alvin Sargent don't know how to write these characters. Venom is some alien that fell from the sky and Gwen Stacy is just another love interest.
It doesn't help that almost all the characters are unlikeable, even Peter Parker, and I'm not just talking about "emo" Parker. The complicated relationship between Peter and MJ could've been interesting, but the cause of their deteriorating relationship is Peter's overinflated ego, and MJ became just as self-absorbed.
Harry Osborne was also overly dramatic about his father's death, and Harry *SPOILER* learns from his butler (in an anticlimactic scene) that his dad was impaled by his own glider. Speaking of death, the death of Uncle Ben was rewritten. Instead of the thief, Sandman killed him. This is a disservice to the original film. It's like if Bruce Wayne's parents were killed by The Joker instead of Joe Chill (or some thief). Oh, wait...
Spider-Man 3 isn't a bad film as it does have some great action scenes, but the script was too crowded. Not only was there three villains, but there was also two love triangles. This gives some characters, especially the villains and Gwen Stacy, a less than satisfying amount of screentime and development.
It's not a disaster, but 'Spider-Man 3' is a huge comedown for the franchise, and features some truly cringe-worthy moments and bad performances.
Was it unbearable to watch? No, but Spider-Man 3 is a major disappointment and is bad enough to spark a 2012 reboot. Trying to setup three villains in a movie has never worked and it kills a franchise again. If you enjoyed the first two greats from Sam Raimi you might be able to sit through this, but if not this is the worst addition and it makes a mockery of Venom as a villain.