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Spider-Man 3
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.

Rating 8.5/10

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Spider-Man 3
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
Its summer time and that means lots of movies (other than the usual heat of course), and the first one to hit your nearest theater is the comic flick Spider-Man 3, the third installment in the blockbuster Spider-Man franchisee.

The same team of Sam Raimi,Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco along with some new characters, comes back with another action packed superhero flick to thrill you. The latest trailer came out today, exactly 2 weeks before the US release. You can find the trailer here. The story is about Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) finally getting settled in life, eventually deciding to marry his love, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). But then suddenly things start to get nasty, and suddenly Spidey finds himself in all sorts of troubles. And…his suit has turned black. Wow! looks cool Spidey! So then he fights the blackness within himself, teaches the bad guys some lessons, ummm…yeah some new bad guys this time. Most importantly the reason of that black suit, Ven…bah! I don’t want to spoil it for you guys, but for the Spider-Man fans they have already got the hint, others are Sandman & the New Goblin, No, Willem Dafoe is not back as the Green Goblin, but we have another Goblin, the first Goblin’s son, the New Goblin. Enough of Gobling, its James Franco (Harry Osborn) as New Goblin, so he is trying to take revenge from Peter for his father’s death, and then its the usual action, and finally the winner takes it all. And winner is always Spidey. So do watch it, its a must see, more so if you are a Spider-Man fan, and if you saw the first two flicks then again see this, even if not still see it, its worth it. Venom…aahhh…I spilled it, well anyways, Venom, finally makes his first proper appearance in this latest trailer. So it would be interesting to see his story.

And yes, the movie isn’t out yet, and there are already talks about the fourth Spider-Man flick! Yes! Reports are that the script is already in discussion about the fourth installment, but Raimi’s involvement is a bit of a uncertainty, as he is having The Hobbit to attend to, so either Spidey 4 will be pushed back, or a new director will take the Spidey project, which should be interesting if it does happen. As Tobey Maguire has told that he will work if Raimi is directing it, Kirsten Dunst too said, if both Tobey and Sam were in the project, she was willing to take her role of Mary Jane Watson again. Well enough of the fourth, lets enjoy the third shall we?

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