Does Whatever a Spider Can…
Does Whatever a Spider Can…

I haven’t seen Spiderman 3 yet. This makes me very, very sad, but also somewhat relieved.

When the first movie came out, I was taking animation classes at a school across the street from a theatre. The day of the premiere, everyone was so pumped for the movie that people were humming the Spiderman theme and drawing nothing but Spiderman. (It was, of course, a school full of geeks.) Even the instructors were pumped for the movies, and let us out early so that we could line up for the 5:00 show. That was at 2:00.

It was just in time, too. By 3:00, the line went around the block. It was the sort of gathering of geeks that you only get at cons or a big movie openings. (Sadly, no one was dressed up…) We passed the time by doing sketches of our favorite Spiderman villians, and of course, Spidey himself, which delighted the non-artsy geeks in line. I think a couple of us actually got paid to do sketches. So by the time the Marvel title came up of the screen, we were all so wound up that the movie could have totally sucked, but as long as Spidey was in it somewhere, it would have been the best thing -ever-. But the movie was good, great even, and we walked out of there on cloud nine.

No movie is likely to live up to that kind of experience, no matter how good. And I have my doubts about this one being even as good as the first two. I think they’re trying to do too much. God, just the Venom storyline alone is enough to fuel an entire movie, but they’ve also thrown in Hobgoblin (are they calling him the Green Goblin?) and Sandman… Yikes. That’s a lot. And so I’m relieved that I haven’t seen it yet, because until I do, I’m existing in some sort of quantum state where it’s like Schrodinger’s Spiderman, and I’m afraid to open the box.

News: Posted May 11th, 2007 by Alina

^ 3 Comments to “Does Whatever a Spider Can…”

  1. kaidoh Says:

    I’m seeing the movie tonight and I feel much the same way.. It’s starting to feel like the batman movies in anticipation.. I mean, how many villians can you throw into the mix without the movie becoming muddled? But still, I’m so excited. The fact they’re doing venom at all.. hehehe..

    Posted May 13th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  2. Ida Says:

    I watched it a while ago, and while I’ll have to say that I didn’t find it as impossibly good as the first two (though that’s mainly due to it’s darker tone and lack of my-costume-discolored-my-underpants-in-the-washing scnes), I actually think they handled the villain overload very well.

    Also, he’s “New Goblin” ^_~

    Posted May 13th, 2007 at 2:39 pm
  3. Alina Says:

    “It’s starting to feel like the batman movies in anticipation..”

    Well, let’s hope it’s not like the later batman movies in execution.. I have terrible, terrible visions of a Schwarzenegger-as-Bane-esque Sandman, and that makes me shudder. x.x

    Fingers crossed though… I may go see it this Thursday, and I have hopes of it being halfway decent.

    Posted May 14th, 2007 at 4:07 pm