Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Get it off of me!!!!
After seeing Spiderman 3: Revenge of the MJ last Friday morning at 12:09, I felt like Peter Parker up in that bell tower, trying to wrestle the black tar mass of a movie out of my mind. But it clung viciously, because it did have some good moments, like beautiful Sandman effects, an awesome opening battle, and the blind Village girl who should win an Oscar for sculpting her turd lines into semi-digestible burritos with her acting.
Keep in mind, I have about 56 Spidey comics, which puts me in the range of "Fanboy With A Life". I love Spidey. He was way different from the Superman, the world's policeman with no real issues. Spiderman taught me right and wrong have huge fields of gray (especially in the Venom storyline), and hardly anything ever went right for him. I had really high hopes for this one. The first one was a little disappointing, but I figured they'd build up steam and I was right, because the second one was a pants splatterer. Loved Alfred Molina, the Doc Ock effects, the story moved along, and Goblin got killed.
THen Raimi decides to turn this one into a WB soap opera with Mary Jane and Peter going back and forth with lines like "we have to forgive each other...or everything we ever were will mean nothing!" MJ and Aunt May both need to shut up. Just go lay down. I JUST DON'T CARE. I thought "all this soap needs is a good amnesia character...oh wait there he is." Then I thought "At least they're not having Tobey do a dance number to make his girlfriend jealous....AAAAIIGH!!!!"
Topher: meh. Thomas H. Church: well done. Green Goblin guy: Die in a fire. Seriously.
Raimi: Call it quits. With great budgets and expectations come great responsibility to not pinch loaf.