Spider-Man 3

Started by MacGuffin, March 22, 2005, 12:43:47 AM

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a girl dragged me to see it.  I didn't hate it.  there were quite a few goofy parts, but they were sincere enough (misguided?) that I could deal with them.  I hate extreme sports in action movies or any type of cynical attempts to relate to the youths, but this one didn't feel so cynical.  it felt truly misguided, in a good-spirited way.  that's why I like this way better than batman begins, which is hollow as a joke to me.  this one seems like an ernest dad ernest telling a story that is way over his head, that also happens to cost $100 million.
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Quote from: pete on May 09, 2007, 01:12:45 AM
this one seems like an ernest dad ernest telling a story

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George Lucas has joined the major newspaper critics in their negative appraisal of Spider-Man 3. In an interview with FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman, Lucas said, "It's a silly movie. ... There just isn't much there. Once you take it all apart, there's not much story, is there?" Over the weekend, Spider-Man 3 surged ahead of Lucas's Star Wars' episode Revenge of the Sith to take the record for the biggest weekend box-office record. Star Wars was also criticized as being "silly," Lucas noted. "But it wasn't." He also disclosed that he is working on at least two other Star Wars movies for television. "But they won't have members of the Skywalker family as characters. They will be other people of that milieu."

Great reasoning for why your movies aren't silly, George.....
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This was the most wonderfully terrible movie I've seen in a long time.
Their was a lot of good ol fashiond Sam Raimi Evil Dead 2 Rediculousness.
Tobey's dancing....fucking brilliant.
The action was out of control awesome.
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The corpses all hang headless and limp bodies with no surprises and the blood drains down like devil's rain we'll bathe tonight I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls Demon I am and face I peel to see your skin turned inside out, 'cause gotta have you on my wall gotta have you on my wall, 'cause I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls collect the heads of little girls and put 'em on my wall hack the heads off little girls and put 'em on my wall I want your skulls I need your skulls I want your skulls I need your skulls

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On top of this movie sucking the shit, I had some popcorn during the show last night and I feel a little sick... What an experience.

(I had free tickets to the show, which is the only reason I bothered to go see it)


how come this came up so badly after number 2???? the main problem is most people i know dont even notice the difference. "it's all right" they say, "that's just the way these movies are"...so for them, a  terrific popcorn movie like spider man 2 and a pretty bad one like 3 are the same shit...and on top of that, they go to see them out of habit.

depressing, of course.


Hollywood knows how stupid people are... thats why movies like this, Shrek 3 and Pirates 3 can be huge hits and break box office records and be total crap. I havent seen those other two yet, but I'm sure they are as crappy as Spidey 3.

Hopefully there will be some exceptions for sucky-sequels this summer... starting with Bourne Ultimatum, maybe Die Hard, and I think thats it.

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Quote from: kal on May 29, 2007, 05:27:10 PM
Hollywood knows how stupid people are...

I'm not making a big deal out of this but I, for the record, don't believe most people are stupid. I think most people look at films as popcorn flicks to be enjoyed and summer movies like these fufill that. People who ignore quality films aren't automatically ignorant in general. The science crowd could make a case that I am ignorant for how bad and unconcerned about science I am. And I'd consider being an expert in science to be more useful than being an expert in film.


People aren't stupid because they don't care about fine movies. People are stupid because they go to and get satisfied with movies that they themselves find to be underwhelming. Just like the cases mentioned above. If Pirates, Spidey and Shrek aren't prime examples of a total and complete sheep herd mentality about what everyone's supposed to do next weekend, i don't know what is.


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Quote from: Alexandro on May 29, 2007, 06:47:12 PM
People are stupid because they go to and get satisfied with movies that they themselves find to be underwhelming.

My argument isn't based on them liking these movies specifically, but liking the fact they are popcorn flicks. They are going to see super hero movies and comedies because there are other movies of the same genre that were satisfying. And since most art films or indie flicks are trying to appease on this level, they will go see these movies because it is the best chance for them to get a new classic in a favorite category.


But that is exactly my point... I like movies that some people here bash and hate just because for me they are good entertainment. Spider-Man 2 is an example of that. Its cheesy, predictable, etc but its very entertaining and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Spidey 3 is not. It was long, boring, confusing, tried to be dark but it was just silly.

I'm all in favor of huge summer blockbuster popcorn 300 million budget films. But the fact that you are making that film does not mean you have to completely ignore the script. The script for Pirates 1 was good, same as Matrix. Once they did that, they were after the dollars. They know that just by doing sequels and keeping the big stars, they can get that, so fuck the script. Bring me Johnny Depp and big fucking CGI monsters and explosions and you have a movie that will gross a billion.