A good sequel, although it doesn’t quite live up to its predecessors, Spider-Man 3 nevertheless tries very hard to entertain audiences. In this latest movie, Peter Parker goes through a very difficult time in his life, which leads to his acquiring the “Black Suit”. Unbeknownst to him, the suit is actually an alien parasite that is determined to make him its permanent host. As if this wasn’t bad enough, he must also face two new deadly enemies, the Sandman and the Hobgoblin.
This movie obviously misses the presence of the previous directors of the Spider-Man movies, Sam Raymi. This movie definitely has a darker twist, which fits with the black suit angle. What I didn’t expect, though, was the extremity that the movie went in that direction. Spider-Man becomes too emotional and full of angst for one’s comfort. In one certain shocking scene, he even strikes Mary Jane in anger, sending her flying across the floor.
The DVD also seems to share in the movie’s mediocrity, only featuring some minor deleted scenes and the standard commentary. My recommendation? Rent the movie from your local movie rental store, or at least wait until the DVD price lowers.