I’m going to keep this short and relatively vague so as to not ruin anything for everyone who has not seen Spiderman 3 yet. The gist: Spiderman 3 is a good movie, with some very terrible parts to it. I still recommend going to see it, inevitably most of you would do so no matter what I said, but don’t go into it expecting an amazing movie (complete) movie experience and you just might come out of it with a sunnier disposition then I did.
The villains of the movie are positively fantastic, Topher Grace and Thomas Hayden Church could have been the whole movie on their own. The pacing was done well in the sense that the movie never really dragged until the very end, and the writing and acting were perhaps a notch or two up from the second installment (take that as you will). The special effects are superb, but the overall film/directing quality seemed to be suffering, which could perhaps partially be chalked up to the remnant non-digital format of movie theaters.
The terrible parts of the movie should be obvious, and I really think they were done simply to prevent 10-year-olds from crying because Spiderman is acting like a big dumb-head. However, for me, it felt like the excruciating twist of a spear in the character’s side. Thankfully, the movie picks up by leaps and bounds before the ending and there are still a ton of things to enjoy along the way. Please feel free to discuss/disagree in the comments, but at least for a few days let’s try not to majorly spoilz anything for the slow (ie -friendless and movie theater shy) amongst us.