Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
Studio: Sony Pictures
Rated: PG-13 (For stylized action violence)
Why didn’t the producers hold off on Venom until movie four? Why did Spider-Man have to have the black suit on this film in the first place. Gwen Stacy does nothing in this movie, but if she dies in the next film (and she most likely will) wouldn’t that be a very dramatic event for the black suit to feed off of Peter Parker in movie four? Why must we re-open the Green Goblin storyline. Is William DaFoe contractually obligated to make a cameo in every Spider-Man movie, whether he has anything to do with it or not? If they’re throwing all this in, maybe an extra thirty minutes of story added to the movie could have helped with the traffic in this film. On the other hand, this movie is already two and a half hours long, and most people just don’t like to commit to a three hour film (much like they have trouble committing to a three month relationship). From what I hear Sony has plans to make up to six Spider-Man movies, and chances are movie four will be green lit within the next couple of weeks (Editor's Note: That's a personal guess of mine, as Sony has made NO such announcement on this at this point in time). Hopefully next time around we’ll get some traffic control, a few less villains, and more intimate characters to watch. To be blunt, this movie is a mess and a big disappointment. But boy, despite the fact that this is a mess, it sure is a pretty mess!
Parents, there are a couple strong curse words, but no sexual content and the violence is very stylized. Recommended for ages 12 and up.