It seems like this third outing for Spider-Man has people really divided. Some love it, others despise it. Personally I found it incredibly enjoyable despite some major flaws. It’s definitely not perfect, but if you watch it with a less-serious approach you might have a better experience.
I really think Spider-Man 3 has its moments. Oddly enough, those moments don’t come from the action parts but rather through the “normal” parts. Hell, even the subtle things – Peter Parker’s “emo” hair – were hilariously genius. Sure, the script is bad, the dialogue is often cheesy and all, but to me it felt like it was done on purpose (and have you read some of the dialogue from the comics?).
Still, there were definitely huge mistakes made considering what they could have done with the film. First off, I have to say that Venom is my favorite Spider-Man villain, and he is definitely lacking screentime in this film. I mean, what’s the point of making such a big deal about him in the trailers and previews when he doesn’t appear until the last half-hour or so of the film? Also, the action at times is just way too outrageous for my taste. The CGI is great, but there’s just something inherently … well, “fake” about it. Oh yes, and despite what I said earlier about much of the good parts being the stuff outside the action, some parts of the film actually are just really bad (for some reason I really disliked most of the time James Franco was on-screen).
So, yeah. This film’s really hit-or-miss, so it really depends on your expectations and all. Just don’t expect a super-serious, dark and moody sequel and you’ll probably like it.
Oh yes, and Bryce Dallas Howard actually looks quite hot with blond hair.