Who says Maguire's Spidey doesn't have any good quips? Not I!
Spider-Man Catch-All - Page 2
it's a movie that's really making a good faith effort to be a real movie despite the studio machine (as JK covered above)
I've come to really appreciate the first two thirds of the movie and really like the final moment
I've never enjoyed a second act more than the second act of Spider-Man 3.
From the moment he gets the symbiote suit to the moment he rids himself of it the movie is gold to me.
This is immediately after he's finished explaining to her that he understands how she feels.
Right at the beginning of Spider-Man 3, as Mary Jane Dunst begins to sing in her big broadway musical, she turned to me and said "What is happening?".
And then kwazy kwane scene.
I've never understood why people hold this against the movie as a con. Not only is it a recurring, key trait of both him and Norman in the comics, but Norman IN THE FIRST MOVIE briefly has amnesia after becoming the Goblin and then regains his memories the exact same way, by talking to himself in the mirror (in Harry's case, to Norman in the mirror).
Naturally, when he spills the omelette in the floor.
I wasn't fond of the amneisa device in the movie back then.
Yes, it is a repeat of Norman Osborne doing it... but his was done more as a "what have I done???" story element where his relationships with the characters weren't really affected much. His amnesia was more about forgetting what awful villainy he enacted the previous night.
Harry's amnesia is a full-on soap opera reset so that the movie can indulge in things being hunky-dory between him and Peter again so we can see them lose it all again later in the same movie. Same device, different purpose. And I can't say I felt much tension in terms of when the memories would come flooding back... partly because it's a foregone conclusion in a superhero movie, but MOSTLY because the movie is so stuffed with characters and subplots that the tension of the amnesia subplot doesn't really get to build much.
As Brad said... omelette.
STILL... in the years since, I've come to enjoy Franco's goofy performance more (both his friendly, high-as-a-kite loopy side... and his eyebrow arching villain-side). And I've come to embrace soap-opera cheese in silly superhero movies.
I also forgive this movie.
Mind you, I don't think it's the film's biggest error. A snowball effect takes place as Raimi is juggling all of these disparate threads and though some of the ideas he presents are pretty sound, I don't think the film satisfactorily resolves all of them. Also, doesn't Gwen Stacy basically disappear from the film?
I will say that I enjoyed more of 3 than I did the original, which is kind of a terrible movie, but equally sincere. I may kind of like 2, but I saw it once on cable and don't remember most of it.
Sony is developing a Black Cat & Silver Sable team-up film: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/spider-man-spinoff-thor-writer-tackling-silver-sable-black-cat-movie-988065?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2017-03-22%2015:25:41_MJang&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews
Probably hoping to benefit from WB's Gotham City Sirens somehow.
"Mom, can we go and see the Black Cat movie?"
"It's a superhero movie. She's a thief and she's in love with the hero but they fight sometimes when he tries to stop her stealing stuff..."
"No, we won't be seeing that. Your father and I sat through the first one with Halle Berry and it was awful."