Directed by: Sam Raimi
Produced by: Avi Arad, Stan Lee, Laura Ziskin, Grant Curtis
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment
A superhero movie isn’t just about superpowers and supervillians, it’s about the things which make one a hero and other the villain. The qualities of a good man and a bad man are what make you a hero and a villain. And that’s what this movie is all about. Its not just the superheroes suffer from, we do suffer from it as well. And that’s what the movie is all about. It tells you that it’s not easy to live a dual life, where one has to strike the perfect balance between responsibilities and ambitions. Ok enough of good talks, movie review this is so let’s talk about it.
Spider-Man’s story continues where it left off in the second part. Peter Parker is happy in his life, his studies, his job, and his relationship with Mary Jane Watson. He eventually decides to marry her, and that’s when things start to change. Relationship between Peter and Mary is not going at its best, and Peter still has to fight with Harry for Harry’s father’s death. Then there is this strange black “thing” from outer space which gets onto a changed Spidey. Peter finds himself in a different personality; he is much darker in nature. And then the black “thing” gives him a black suit. He has 4 villains to fight with. One is his old friend in new shape. The New Goblin, then Flint Marko / The Sandman, who eventually turns out to be the real killer of Ben Parker, and then a new photographer on the block , Eddie Brock, Jr. who is after Pete’s job, and who then eventually turns into that black thing Venom, and then finally, Peter himself has to fight the darkness within. He tries to come out of the feeling of revenge, power, jealousy, and other such feelings. So he gets out of it, and teaches the bad guys a lesson.
So that’s what the story was all about. Direction wise, it’s a perfect job from Sam Raimi. Acting wise everyone does a great job. Background score is great. Effects, now this has something which we haven’t seen often, if at all we have seen. The action scenes are very well choreographed and shot and animated. The effects do not take the charm out of the picture, and serves the purpose. The storyline is well carried, although the movie tries to slip during the break, but then it’s necessary to show the lighter moments of the story. The climax keeps you on your seats and makes up for the slip.
All in all it’s a great movie for summer. Should and will do well in theaters. And with the fourth movie being discussed, Spider-Man fans will be happy.