Monday, May 21, 2007

Exceeding Expectations

I have Manohla Dargis to thank for my enjoying "Spiderman 3".

Dargis' bad review of the new Spidey flick in the May 4 New York Times almost convinced me to skip this latest installment. Luckily a friend wanted to go anyway.

It was certainly cheesy in places. There were too many villains. And, the black-meteorite-goo-that-brings-out-your worst-qualities storyline was far fetched -- even for a comic book story.

But, "Spiderman 3" was enjoyable and I had a good time -- even at the $12.50 you have to pay to see a movie in Manhattan these days.

My low expectations were exceeded. Tip o' the hat, Manohla.


Vince said...

I wasn't impressed.

Heidi Price said...

I thought Spiderman 3 was a good time too. If I had to order them from best to worst it would be:

Spiderman 2
Spiderman 1
Spiderman 3

I think the difference is that Michael Chabon (a Pitt grad I would like to point out) consulted ont he story line for Spidey 2. They should have invited him back to consult on Spidey 3. He's a brilliant story teller and knows comics. (If you don't believe me, check out the Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay)