Raimi is echoing what most critics and fans have been telling him for the last seven years. ‘Spider-Man 3’ had the lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating of any film in the franchise (until this year’s ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’), and it made less money in the U.S. than either of its predecessors. For many, it represents not only the lowest-point of the Spider-Man series, but for comic-book movies as a whole; the conclusion of Raimi’s Spider-trilogy routinely ranks among the worst superhero movies ever. (See: this, and this, and this, and this, and this.) No wonder Spidey looks so sad on the ‘Spider-Man 3’ teaser poster; everyone hates his movie.
Although Sam Raimi’s first two ‘Spider-Man’ films were mostly critically-acclaimed and loved by fans, most look back upon his ‘Spider-Man 3' with a mixture of confusion, disdain, and sadness—mostly due to a plot that feels less focused and Topher Grace’s hilariously, cartoonishly bad performance as Eddie Brock, aka Venom. But don’t feel too bad, you guys, because Raimi is admitting that he’s not a fan of ‘Spider-Man 3,’ either.
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Though it's not based on this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man movie, Kaiyodo's upcoming Spider-Man 3 Sci-fi Revoltech figure should prove satisfying to collectors who prefer a slightly more traditional Spidey suit and/or the dozen or so guys like me who love ironically treating SM3 as an awesome spiritual reboot of The Mask. Packed with all the arti
As superhero films go, the third and final chapter of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movie trilogy is a a pretty... contentious... topic of conversation, so let's skip the part where I tell you all how much I love Snowboarder Goblin (and bizarre dance numbers!) and get down to business
Vampires, werewolves, needy teen girls who seem to rely on dudes to nausea-inducing extremes -- none of the above were able to best the Caped Crusader and everyone's friendly neighborhood Web-Slinger.
For the first time in what seems like years, FOX finally did right by The Simpsons' 20th Tree House Of Horror by airing it, y'know, before October 31 rather than in November (well, I guess that's more of a baseball issue than a FOX issue)
(We're trying something a little different here, presenting two reviews of Spider-Man 3 in a single post -- the first by Ian Sattler, the second by John Anderson. Will our intrepid reporters agree or disagree? More importantly, will you agree or disagree with them? Read on, decide for yourselves once you've seen the movie, and don't be shy about letting us know what you think!)
The New York City subways are like a barometer for the mainstream media. Plastered about the subway car interiors and all over station walls are posters and advertisements for whatever television or movie event you, as a responsible member of society, MUST be watching (read: whichever television or movie event has the best marketing scheme with the most advertising dollars)