Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Tuesday Confession

Spiderman 3 starring Tobey Maguire is my favorite Spiderman movie.
I know this movie got bad reviews and most of the people I've ever talked to said it was the worst one in the franchise because they tried to do too much and blah blah blah.
But I loved it and if it was the only one they had ever made, that'd totally be okay with me.
(Although the back story from 1 and 2 is pretty important to be able to understand 3.)
I love the themes of forgiveness and friendship, and, in my book, Spiderman 3 is a homerun.

What is your favorite Spiderman movie?
Have you seen the new Spiderman: Homecoming movie? Is it any good?
Who is your favorite superhero?


  1. Rotten tomatoes gave "Spiderman: homecoming" a 92%. So, its probably worth a view.

    Link: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spider_man_homecoming/

  2. I am not a huge Spider-Man fan. He's okay, but Andrew Garfield was my favorite so far (and I think that a lot of that was Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy). My favorite super hero is either Thor or The Guardians of the Galaxy collectively.

    1. I haven't seen any of the Thor OR Guardians of the Galaxy movies! I'll have to check those out.

  3. woah.


    let's talk about this. spiderman 1 and 2 showed us what superhero movies could be. they are a benchmark of the superhero genre, setting the stage for where we're at now. spiderman 2 is considered by many (myself included) to be peak superhero movie goodness. you've got a hero faced with multiple dilemmas, a long-suffering and plucky female lead who is also her own person with her own goals, an incredible and sympathetic villain, and the fun subplot of best friends turned soon-to-be-enemies. 2 also ended on a SUPER high note: everybody was in on the secret, Parker and MJ were together, and Harry had discovered the truth of his father's legacy. it set the stage for 3 so perfectly--narratively, emotionally. the hype for spiderman 3 was off the charts (there's a reason it's one of the most successful franchises to this day).

    but 3 let us down. yes, the studio interfered and made Raimi (the director) try too much and it all kind of fell apart. we got glimpses of the narrative we were in love with, glimpses of the potential of what this story could have been if they had zeroed in on our core cast and given us the payoffs we'd been waiting for and expecting. so i'm with you there: the Peter/MJ/Harry storyline is the only--ONLY--thing that works in that film, and that's solely on the talents of those actors because boy did the writing get sloppy, trying to shoehorn in the plot Raimi actually wanted in order to service all the studio demands. give me more Peter confessing to Aunt May the truth about Ben's death, less weird pelvic thrusts and emo hair. more MJ and Harry reconnecting, less Gwen Stacy giggling and being NOTHING like her comic book counterpart. more Harry struggling between his father's legacy and his loyalty to his friends, less Topher Grace praying for God to kill Peter Parker.

    yeah that turned into a rant. no i'm not gonna delete it.

    Jess, the Amazing Spiderman movies were good in my opinion as well, solely because of Garfield and Stone. that chemistry was fire. and they're both so charming and great. i liked both of those movies for what they were.

    i will not be seeing homecoming. i've got spiderman (and more importantly: marvel) burnout. stoked for justice league though!

    1. This is the "blah blah blah" I was referring to. ;)

      I'm with you on the Marvel burnout. As far as the Justice League is concerned, I wasn't super-impressed with Wonder Woman. :|

    2. ahhh, but she's so great! Gadot nailed it.

    3. It wasn't so much the actors I was unimpressed with but the story.