The failure that was Spider-Man 3

Posted: September 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

While Spider-Man 3 had arguably the best effects of all three recent Spider-Man movies, that was possibly the only good thing going for it, and its flaws and shortcomings were numerous. First of all, Venom had far too little screen time and the story was rushed. Also as you watch the movie you just aren’t sure how to feel toward Sandman. Is he supposed to be the good guy or the bad guy? It seemed like the filmmakers weren’t sure what sort of movie they wanted to make.

Next, of course, are the costumes. Just look at how ridiculous Harry’s mask looked! And the Dark Spider-Man’s suit didn’t even look alive.

The score/music of the film was okay in some places, but in some critical scenes it was just a joke. I could find better music in 2 seconds with a few simple searches on Last.fm, that’s for sure.

Needless to say, I could write an entire essay about the shortcomings in Spider-Man 3, however I’m about to fall asleep so I’ll just end it here at one final point: The scene where Spider-Man landed in front of a gigantic, conveniently placed American flag was just too cheesy. You might expect to see something like that in a commercial or something, but not in a feature-length film. All right, now I should definitely get to sleep, though I’ll probably end up browsing reddit for another hour or so :P.

Spider-Man 2

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

Today I re-watched Spider-Man 2 using VLC and in some ways I like this movie better than the first Spider-Man movie. The first movie was excellent and always will be, but the second movie is darker and a lot more emotional, and has excellent music. And Doctor Octopus is a way cooler super villain than the Green Goblin. The Green Goblin is basically just a normal evil guy in a high-tech hover board, but Doc Ock is literally a monster spawned from a freak accident that gives him four metal tentacles. It doesn’t get much cooler than that:

102? 103? I’ve lost count. I must have watched the first Spider-Man movie at least 100 times. It’s still probably the best movie ever. And it’s certainly the best comic adaptation of all time. In my opinion other recent comic book-based movies like the Hulk and The Dark Knight did a horrible job at capturing the comic book characters on film. But Spider-Man was true to the original comics. The feeling you get when you watch him swing from building to building to save someones life is just amazing. And it was a lot of fun watching Peter Parker learn from his mistakes as he evolved into Spider-Man.

If anyone hasn’t seen Spider-Man yet, definitely rent it or Netflix it as it is the best movie of all time. OF ALL TIME!

Edit: Also check out Jeff’s new blog on the Matrix (another movie I must have watched many, many times :D).