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.