On break from my Accounting class, a few of my classmates and I conversed. We usually speak the usual geek talk, revolving around computers, comics, sci-fi, and equations that equal 42. One kid mentioned that he was going to see Spiderman at midnight. Now I had forgot that it came out at midnight even though I had just watched “The Totally Rad Show” which reviewed the movie in question. I was all about getting my geek on so I aimed my sites at getting down to that theater in the quickest manner possible, getting a prime seat, and watching a movie that will more than likely fit into the definition of a blockbuster.
artifishall Wasting time, till spiderman 3 starts 10:30 PM May 03, 2007 from txt
The evening started when we arrived at the theater an hour early. No this is not the usual manner that I undertake, but I rather sit in the theater for an hour than drive the 20 min drive home just to turn around come back. The theater was littered with the faithful fans that no doubt had help keep the mylar industry alive. Spidy suits abound, I wasn’t sure whether I should run to the nearest costume shop to find some tights or break out of a cocoon and sprout wings to fly past the webs of said hybrid geek/superheroes.
The Spidermen where in full character, doing back flips in the front of the theater, dropping off the top of the staircases, stoking up the crowd into a frenzy, and of course leading a rousing version of Happy Birthday.
Now most of the Spidermen Outfits were the usual Halloween specials, but there were a few that were movie worthy (even if the bodies filling them out weren’t)
artifishall Ha ha, spidey just did a faceplant 11:27 PM May 03, 2007 from txt
As we waited, my friends and I compared notes on iPod playlists and reading material.
artifishall Note to self: read terry pratchett 11:53 PM May 03, 2007 from txt
After the staff subdued the crowd and impatience let out, the previews began to roll. The crowd laughed at the New Chis Tucker / Jackie Chan flick (Rush Hour 3) and Balls of Fury, ohhed and awed at the new Harry Potter, and booed the Chef Boyardee Comercial.
The movie had all the elements that Hollywood is known for. The love story, the good guy vs bad guy, the wise matriarch whose words bring the hero back to his senses after his fall from grace
artifishall MJ you bitch, don’t go 4 the goblin about 23 hours ago from txt
The love Triangle between Mary Jane, Peter Parker, and Harry Osborn continues with Peter and Harry at odds from the beginning.
artifishall What a waste of bourbon about 23 hours ago from txt
New Villians are introduced to the non-comic book types with Venom and Sandman. The back stories are vaguely told, though not noticeable while being inundated with superb action sequences or campy comedic relief.
artifishall Pete you wanker about 22 hours ago from txt
Love is lost, Found, heroes win against all odds and a few other twist and turns find their away into the plot.
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst stayed true to their performances in the previous movies. Topher Grace had a surprisingly believable evil essence in his role as Venom and nerd photographer (Peter Parker wanna-be) Eddie Brock. Thomas Haden Church pulled from pity, fear, hatred, and with the help of Brilliant CGI effects brought Sandman to life. Then Bruce Campbell came along for a much needed comic relief bit that overshadowed the rest of the comedy in the movie.
I couldn’t help but twitter certain thoughts as the movie progressed as a experiment of a real time movie review, so I included them in this post (anything that starts with artifishall) I tried not to give to much away so I hope I didn’t ruin the film for anyone