Really Big Spiderman

Caught Spiderman 3 at the Charleston IMAX this afternoon after my volunteer shift at the Aquarium.

I love any movie on IMAX. I love the shear size of the picture. Blows any other theater away IMO. I would love to see all three of the Lord of the Rings movies on IMAX.

Spiderman 3 is a good movie if you like lots of frenetic action interspersed with pauses that are maybe a little too slow at times. I'm not sure what's behind this trend of comic book/movie adaptations introducing more and more villains and characters with each sequel, but I wish the screenwriters would realize that more isn't necessarily better.

It's an action flick, and there's plenty of it with the background drama of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson's disintegrating relationship stuck into various segments almost like the editors decided there was too much action going on and needed to slow things down. The introduction of Gwen Stacey's character, while prominent in the comic book, seemed to serve no purpose other than to introduce yet another character.

Cameo appearances by Stan Lee and Bruce Campbell were interesting and amusing distractions.

Despite the flaws, I still enjoyed the movie, although I think it would have been better had the screenwriters not tried to cram so much into it.

3.5 stars out of 5.