May 03, 2007

Much ado over nothing much

Is it just me? Or did Spiderman 3 suck a bit? 2 super villains, one quasi-villain, a love triangle, identity crisis and moral dilemmas plus Venom should have been enough. . . but truth to tell, I zoned out and even. . . horrors. . . dozed off for a few minutes especially during the preachy moments. So, yes, it might just be me, but Spiderman 3 did suck, a bit.

More on this . . . later.

5 comments:

Anna said...

Hi sir! This is Anna, your student in legal method last semester. Couldn't help but drop a comment, because I share the exact same sentiment. I hate it with a passion. It was too cheesy, too all-about-MJ, and the subplots weren't integrated.

I especially hate how practically all the cinemas only show Spiderman 3. I hope you caught Pan's Labyrinth. Now that film was superb.

Anonymous said...

i agree, there was definite suck-age there. ADHD on film. didn't focus anything. They should've saved venom for spiderman 4 or 5, he's a 'darker' villain, he didn't fit in with all the singing and dancing.

Oggs Cruz said...

I should be reviewing for the bar, but what the heck...

I liked Spider-man 3 but mostly because of what it stands for. It's the most expensive low-budget film and it's a return to form for Sam Raimi, who made a name churning out low-budget but effective films. It's long-winded because it should be the last film in the franchise, any more would be a disservice to Raimi's struggle to maintain artistic credibility amidst all the Hollywood glam that's attached to the projects. It's not as tight as the first two films, but it does what is strived to do --- to make a comic book film, complete with all the questionable plotlines, the lack of logic, the cheese.

But yeah, Pan's Labyrinth is terrific. And 28 Weeks Later isn't bad too. But, if you guys have the time to go to Galleria, do catch Brillante Mendoza's Manoro. It's easily his best film and the one with the most depth and maturity.

TED said...

yes, oggs, you should be reviewing for the bar he he he.

thanks for the comment and your incisive view of films; that's why i enjoy reading your blog. i've, in fact, passed it on to my law partner, jun viterbo, who is also crazy about films-and yes, goes for the campy and cheesy ones too.

TED said...

. . . and no, haven't been able to catch pan's labyrinth simply because almost all movie houses are showing spidey 3.