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Making a Case for 2007’s Spider-Man 3

Richard Schertzer

Posted on May 31, 2021 06:11

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This is an article trying to make a case for Spider-Man 3

This is certainly a controversial topic that not many people are willing to talk about. Fortunately, enough time has passed where people are able to look past any and all mistakes made by the third chapter in Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man trilogy. 

Action Sequences

First and foremost, the action sequences in this installment of the original webhead series are, by far, some of the best and that is not showing any disrespect at all to the train sequence in Spider-Man 2.  


Some of the most exciting sequences come from the climax at the construction site where Spidey and his friend-turned-enemy-turned-friend again, Harry Osborne, or the New Goblin, go up against Venom and the Sandman. Osborne is able to take down Sandman with his pumpkin bombs and Spidey defeats Venom/Eddie Brock by exploiting its weakness of vibrations. 


A lot of people will complain that there are one too many villains in the film, but in this case, it ups the ante and gives the audience some of the most dazzling action sequences in comic-book movie history. 

Venom/Spider-Man Dynamic

Plenty of people have already seen the 2018 film Venom with Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams and were torn about the results. Many critics complained that Spider-Man was not involved in the fabric of the story. 


Spider-Man 3, to this very day, is the only Spider-Man-related film that was able to give Spider-Man and Venom more of a connection. Was it perfect? No, but the filmmakers were able to establish a relationship between the two.


Of course, when 2018s Venom was released most people scratched their heads in confusion when the Webhead was not involved in the film. Making a solo Spider-Man film without Venom is feasible as there are many villains in Spidey’s rogue gallery, but making a Venom movie without Spider-Man was puzzling. This is why Spider-Man 3 succeeds and why it has aged better with time. 

Sandman

You can say whatever you feel about the third Spidey installment, but Thomas Haden Church was almost pitch-perfect in the role of the Sandman. Church looked like a spitting image of the villain. 


What’s so great about his character is that the filmmakers add a few layers of character development. He is trying to do what he thinks is best for his sick and dying daughter, thus elevating him from a small-time petty criminal that gets into a freak accident to a supervillain that clashes with Spider-Man. 

 

Richard Schertzer

Posted on May 31, 2021 06:11

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