Spider-man 3 is ehhh

Saturday afternoon Erich and I went to see Spider-man 3 at the theater. It was entertaining, but delved WAY too far into the romance of Peter and Mary-Jane.

The romance and action were good, but neither were well developed. The romance sub-plot was shoved in your face and explained so that a dog could understand it. This angle has to be there since it plays into the development of Peter/Spidey’s character, but it was hammered home a little too hard for my taste.

Then the film-makers remembered to throw in some action. It was almost as if the Spider-man action sequences were sprinkled in as an afterthought. Don’t get me wrong, the action was great and well performed. Unfortunately it was done in short bursts, didn’t give much back-story on the villains, and zipped by so fast it was hard to catch.

Overall, this movie is a decent waste of time if you have nothing else to do. For some reason, it doesn’t have the same flowing storyline that the first two in the series captured so well.