A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. Director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco are joined in the third installment of Spider-Man by Topher Grace as Venom, and Thomas Haden Church as the Sandman.
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Spider-man Franchise to Expand with Two New Spin-offs 12/13/2013 4:46 PM EDT
The Spider-man universe is set to grow with Sony announcing not just one, but two spin off movies for the franchise. With Empire stating that Alex Kurtzman will pen the first movie centring around Venom while Drew Goddard will pen The Sinister Six movie.Sony's press release: "In a move to forge a new legacy in the story of Peter Parker on screen, Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Ma... More>>
Marc Webb and Hans Zimmer Form Supergroup to Create Music for "T... 10/31/2013 4:59 PM EDT
CULVER CITY, Calif., October 31, 2013 - Oscar®- and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer will work with Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Michael Einziger, and Dave Stewart to create music for The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, it was announced today by Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures. The film, directed by Marc Webb from a screen story and screenplay by Alex Kurtzman &... More>>
Shailene Woodley's Character Cut from Amazing Spider-Man 2 6/19/2013 3:10 PM EDT
Mary Jane Watson, one of Peter Parker's love interests, has been cut out entirely from the upcoming film, "Amazing Spider-Man 2". What would the reason be for this? Well, apparently even after filming for several weeks, Shailene Woodley's Watson was cut so that she could spark up a love interest with Peter Parker in "Amazing Spider-Man 3". In the second film, sup... More>>
Dane DeHaan Lands Role of Harry Osborn in Amazing Spider-Man 2 12/3/2012 3:41 PM EDT
Dane DeHaan, who starred in "Chronicle", has signed on to join the cast of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". He will be playing the role of Harry Osborn. The role was previously played by James Franco in the other Spider-Man series.The star joins Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, as well as newcomers Shailene Woodley and Jamie Foxx. Foxx will play villain Electro."The Amazing Spider-Man... More>>
Auditions Taking Place for Amazing Spider-Man Sequel 11/20/2012 2:27 PM EDT
Casting for Marc Webb's "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel has been taking place, and the list of names for the role of Harry Osborn is growing.Currently, Douglas Booth ("LOL," "Great Expectations"), Sam Claflin ("Snow White and the Huntsman," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"), Boyd Holbrook ("Hatfields & McCoys," "The Host") and Eddie Redmayne ("Les Mise... More>>
Shailene Woodley Cast as Mary Jane in Spider-Man 2 10/23/2012 3:27 PM EDT
It's been reported that one of the coveted roles for the 2014 release of "The Amazing Spider Man 2" has now been filled. Rumor has it that "The Descendants", actress Shailene Woodley, will be playing the part of Mary Jane.Although there were issues with her schedule, these have now been resolved as Mary Jane's role is only a relatively small part in the second movie although it is claimed her role... More>>
Director Marc Webb to Return for Amazing Spider-Man 2 9/28/2012 4:23 PM EDT
Marc Webb will return to helm the next film in the franchise for "The Amazing Spider-Man". The first film earned an incredible $751 million world wide, and the sequel is likely to be a success in Webb's capable hands again."We could not be more confident in the direction we are taking this new Spider-Man storyline and we are tremendously excited to be ramping up production again with Marc at the ... More>>
Spider-Man's Emma Stone Says Gwen Stacy Should Die 8/29/2012 3:11 PM EDT
We all know that Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's love interest in Spider-Man, meets an untimely demise in the comic books, due to a run in with the Green Goblin. Now, with "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot, some are wondering if any sequels will show Gwen meet her fate as well.Emma Stone, the actress who plays Gwen in "The Amazing Spider-Man", said she is all for it. "Essentially the argument is that Spi... More>>
Twizzlers Celebrates Release of The Amazing Spider-Man with a T... 5/15/2012 10:49 AM EDT
Hershey, PA, May 15, 2012 - Twizzlers® Candy has teamed up with Sony Pictures to mark the debut of the The Amazing Spider-Man™ by challenging fans nationwide to swing into action and help the hero build a virtual web of Twizzlers Twists to unlock sweet prizes and exclusive content. Beginning May 13 through July 7, 2012, fans can visit <a href="http://links.mkt310.com/ctt?kn=6&ms=NDA3ODUzOQ... More>>
Amazing Spider-man Reboot Details Revealed 4/16/2012 11:21 AM EDT
'The Amazing Spider Man' director Marc Webb has revealed how the upcoming reboot will touch on different elements of the Spiderman story than the Sam Raimi adaptation of the story. "I wanted to give the audience something new, so that started off with getting underneath the parents' story, which will unfold over probably a few movies," Webb told MTV. "We don't totally wrap up that story in... More>>
Rumor: John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway in The Next Spider-man Film 12/11/2009 10:48 PM EDT
According to a Movieline report, rumors have been running rampant about the upcoming "Spiderman" film. Casting for the fourth film in the franchise series is said to be after John Malkovich and Anne Hathaway to star in the film as father/daughter villains. Malkovich is said to be eyed for The Vulture, an elderly character who has a suit with wings to fly around as well as use as a weapon. Hathawa... More>>
Tobey Maguire Hits Pay Day With Spider-man Series 9/20/2008 3:28 PM EDT
According to Times Online, Tobey Maguire has signed a $50 million deal with Sony Pictures to star in Spider-Man 4 and Spider-Man 5. He will also earn money from profit shares.While that may seem more than enough for most people, Maguire demanded on more thing... not more money, but time off to spend with his daughter, Ruby. Ruby is 22 months old, and Maguire requested that he have early mornings... More>>
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Spider-man 3 Staff Review
A big budget, blockbuster Spiderman film should be executed as flawlessly as a spider winds her web. Each piece carefully planned, executed perfectly, and ultimatly neccesary to the beauty and efficiency of the completed structure. Unfortunately, in Spiderman 3, director Sam Raimi fails to establish any sort of beauty, lasting appeal, or, one might say, stickiness to the series.
Superheroes and superhero movies are only as good as the villains with which they must battle. Near the beginning of the film we are introduced to Flint Marko (played by a bored looking Thomas Haden Church) who will become the Sandman. His character development consists of his love for his daughter, and well that is about it. Through contrasting shadows on his face, Raimi uses a cliched symbolism technique of showing that while there is a dark side to Sandman, really he is just a good guy.
Sandman's origin story consists of him running from the cops and falling into a some kind of experiment involving, you guessed it, sand. Somehow the "scientists" don't realize a human has entered their experiment and turn it on. Then the sand somehow forges with Marko, and he is now made of, yup, sand. Somehow he can wield this sand to become a huge, as tall as a building, sand monster capable of smashing anything in site, or he can look just like his former self.
Conveniently, Spiderman 1 is rewritten to have Marko responsible for Uncle Ben Parkers death giving Peter, and the audience a desperately tacked on reason to even care about his fate. The effects when he transforms into the giant Sandman are poor and Thomas Haden Church's stone faced portrayal make in look like he'd rather be in some independent film sipping wine.
To try and defeat Spiderman, Sandman teams up with Venom who doesn't even make a full appearance until about 30 minutes left in the film. His origin is even harder to explain. Early on Peter and Mary Jane are too busy being gaga over each other to notice some kind of black symbiotic substance fall at terminal velocity out of the sky and jump on to Peters scooter. For some unexplained reason or origin this substance chooses Spidermans suit to bond with, thus turning the entire suit black and giving Peter almost euphoric sensations and power that he cannot control. The suit turns Peter into an over-confident, over-bearing and complete asshole. The power corrupts him so much that he eventually decides to rip the symbiont off which can only be done with the toll of a bell, or something. His arch nemesis photographer at the Daily Bugle, Edward Brock (portrayed by "goddamn it, why didn't they choose ME to be Spiderman!" Topher Grace) is at the scene and becomes the new host to the symbiote, Venom.
Venom would have been a great "2nd villian" or heck leading Villian, but he is not even introduced until he is set to star in the final 4 way battle at the very end of the movie. 4 way, you ask? Yes, in another tack on to which they must have thought "well we had this really great Twist ending to Spiderman 2, we have to incorporate in SOMEHOW!" James Franco returns as Harry Osborn, who has transformed himself into the new, snowboarder inspired Goblin. His initial spat with Peter is way too long and the action is so much like the previous two films that it is almost boring to watch.
The story is mainly about redemption and forgiveness, with everyone forgiving everyone and redeeming themselves in the end. The editing seems very disjointed and there is no flow to the action at all. Not enough is explained and while it is understood to be a fantasy reality, it seems the viewer has to suspend reality too much to accept this could happen in the real world. (if its going to be this surreal, just do it all in CGI) At the end of the day it seems they had a 3 hour movie that they edited down to be 2.5 hours, when all they needed was a 2 hour movie, edited down to 1.5 hours just to wrap things in the series up. See it if you liked the last two, there is still some enjoyment to be had. But much like a spider on my shoulder, I have to flick this one down.
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