Spider Man 3

Last night I got the chance to see spider man with Diane and most of her family. I didn't really know what to expect. To be honest, I don't actually know very much about the spiderman series. What I *did* know has already been covered in the first movie. The first two flicks were pretty good though so I was quite willing to go see the third one. All in all, I thought the movie was very good. If you haven't heard, they really crammed a lot of stuff into the show. With 3 different enemies to fight over the course of the movie, the action doesn't really stop - which I suppose is a good thing for this type of movie. It did feel like you were getting a whirlwind tour of spidey's enemies though.

Potential spoilers follow.

There's a couple of complaints I did have though. First, does anyone else think that the Sandman's defeat at the end of the movie seemed a tad random? It seemed like he was able to recover from every hit and bomb and everything that was thrown his way until he inexplicably crumbles after taking a couple more bombs. I don't get it. The second complaint is that for a movie promising to showcase Venom as Spider-man's main nemesis, you really didn't get to see much of him. Venom really existed for a span of about 15 minutes of movie time - and most of that was the final battle sequence. Hmmm.

The movie was very formulaic, though I suppose you can't really fault them for that. It has the typical movie-romance difficulties including Peter Parker being totally stupid with MJ. *sigh*. I really don't like watching that sort of thing go on. I know it's hard to come up with scenarios that don't make the main characters look dumb but still put them into a difficult positions... but why can't you at least try?

So, that's what I thought anyways. It was good, but as expected it wasn't very deep. What'd you think?