So instead of a full blown comic this week, we opted instead
to do a Spider-man-themed image to celebrate the release of Spider-man,
as well as our repulsive laziness.
After the sensational film that was Spider-Man 2, I was an early victim
to the hype surrounded by Spidey 3. That was until I read a few
disappointing reviews and heard some pretty poor reactions from a few of
my close friends. I ended up going into the theater with pretty low
expectations, which turned out to be a good thing, because I still
enjoyed the film quite a bit.
Spider-Man 3 is definitely not without its flaws. There were some major
problems with pacing and more than a few elements seemed rushed and a
little clichť and generally a little cop-outish. Iíve read that Sam
Raimi (the director) was initially against having Venom in the film, but
after the producersí insistence and he was presented with a script
that he liked, he went along with it. However, I think the inclusion of
Venom was the nail in Spideyís coffin. The need to cram Venomís
storyline into an already action-packed film seems to be at the root of
all the other problems.
That being said, I donít think Spider-Man 3 is a terrible film by any
means. It was no Spider-Man 2, but I still got a kick out of it. Jeff
liked it more, but thatís just because heís hot for superheroes.
Jeff also threw up a quick comic about a father and son who were sitting
behind us in the theater. I find it funny that the kid freaked out at
Sandman, but not at Venom. But to be fair, Sandmanís origin was pretty