|Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man 3 reunites the cast and filmmakers from the first two blockbuster adventures for a web of secrets, vengeance, love, and forgiveness that will transport worldwide audiences to thrilling new heights!|
In Spider-Man 3, based on the legendary Marvel Comics series, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. (Kirsten Dunst) and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet-black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he is struggling to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most-feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
"...packed with crowd-pleasing moments and satisfactorily wraps up the trilogy... Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The wow factor works overtime with state-of-the-art effects sequences that often are as beautiful as they are astonishing. Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
"...a wonderfully imagined, heartfelt piece of pop entertainment...spectacular eye candy... Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"...it's more of the same -- except better. Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
Editor's NoteThe Marvel comics hero returns for more high-flying fun in this third installment in the series. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is up to his usual Spidey tricks, attending university classes as an awkward geek, then quickly slipping into his red-and-blue suit to save New York City from various villains. And there are villains aplenty. Thomas Hayden Church blows in as the Sandman, an escaped convict whose molecular structure is destroyed in a particle accelerator. The freak accident gives him the ability to form and reform from piles of dust. While the Sandman sifts through the city streets robbing banks, Spidey must also contend with his onetime friend, Harry (James Franco), who has taken up where his father, the Green Goblin, left off. Harry chases Spider-Man down on his goblin glider, hurling pumpkin bombs. But Spider-Man's biggest battle is perhaps within himself, when he is taken over by meteorite ooze--a substance that gives him great power, but also turns him into a vengeful, selfish jerk. Throw into the mix Peter's new competition at the Daily Bugle--the ambitious, sneaky Eddie Brock (Topher Grace)--and Peter's relationship troubles with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst), and SPIDER-MAN 3 weaves a tangled web indeed.Director Sam Raimi's playful style and his delightfully campy screenplay hold true to the spirit of the Stan Lee comics, and he does an excellent job of hitting all the right superhero notes. Raimi has created an action film that is a feast for the eyes, but comes with fully rounded characters and a moving moral lesson to boot. The special effects are astounding, but Raimi makes sure the film isn't all action and no talk--he makes Peter's struggle a human one, and one that we can all relate to, regardless of our web-spinning ability.
Cast & Crew
|Thomas Haden Church|
|Avi Arad - Producer|
|Bill Pope - Cinematographer|
|Bob Murawski - Editor|
|Christopher Burian-Mohr, et. al. - Art Director|
|Christopher Young - Original Music By|
|Sam Raimi - Director|
|Sam Raimi, et. al. - Screenplay|
|Stan Lee - Executive Producer|
|Stan Lee - Based On Comic Books By|
|Steve Ditko - Based On Comic Books By|
Customer Reviews of Spiderman 3 (Blu-ray)
A bit disappointing5/30/2012
My favorite villian in the comicbooks was Venom (the space creature). Thus, I was disappointed when he only really showed up towards the end of the movie. I also found the parts where Spiderman was possessed by the creature to be stupid. Instead of acting emo, it would have been better to see him show some real darkness. There are still some highlights though, so check it out if you are a big fan.
Weak end to the trilogy5/14/2012
Spiderman 3 was a let down. I enjoyed spiderman 1 and 2, but 3 had too many characters and not enough action. they should have just stuck with just the green goblin or maybe venom. The end was sappy and I hated the way he acted when he was the dark spiderman.
This series of spiderman is actually best among all spiderman series. May be the cast got better throughout the process of making sequels. The cinematography was simply perfect. The plot was superbly shown. In conclusion, this movie is definitely a must watch kind of movie.