Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Mike Matei / May 21st, 2007

Spiderman 3


  • April 8, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Love your videos!!

  • April 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    The movies are okay but they wasted so much potential…

  • darthaxon9043

    April 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    The only thing I think that the movies needed was more action but on that note I don’t think that it would be very possible because of the nature of movies. You go out to watch a movie and it’s quick and temporary. It’s not something you watch or work on like a video game over a longer period of time.

  • Shikster

    April 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Just an FYI………I get it James. I like all shit you do!

  • MaximusPM

    April 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    it not like I didn’t like the movie, it’s just that, as with the X-Men movies, the first two were kinda more realistic, while the third became an alive comic…
    Not that that’s a bad thing, but it doesn’t seem to fit with the other two so well.. Also, couldn’t that old guy tell harry his father killed himself in the FIRST movie and save all the trouble?

  • Calgure

    April 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I totally agree with you James!! I think this movie’s fantastic too.

  • cmartell

    May 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    My biggest problem with Spider Man 3 is that it seems written by someone that doesn’t fully understand the Spider Man character and what makes him appealing.

    Spider Man isn’t a superhero just because he cares about people or because he thought it’d be fun. He feels an obligation because he allowed a petty crook to walk right by him, who later killed his uncle. When Spider Man says “With great power comes great responsibility” it’s not just empty words he’s repeating– he fully understands what that means.

    Spider Man 3 said that, actually, Spider Man allowing that criminal to go had nothing to do with his uncle dying. Without that guilt, Spider Man no longer has that driving force behind his motivations. He basically becomes Super Man, who cares about everyone and feels obligated to protect them, but has no real connection to anyone. Most people cannot feel empathetic toward that character because Super Man has a messiah complex, while Spider Man is trying to deal with his shame and is much easier to relate to because everyone feels guilt.

    Also the black comet falling out of no where and just so happening to be near him is more appropriate for a parody of a 60’s sci-fi film, not a Spider Man story. It has nothing to do with the actual black costume origins. And it really did have too many villains and killed off two of them before their full potential could be realized– these aren’t characters the audience has no connection with, these are iconic Spider Man villains. Harry shouldn’t have been redeemed so easily; he should have followed the comics and became the new Green Goblin. Some of the best issues involved Peter Vs. Harry because they are former friends. The whole movie should have been their struggle, not a short fight with Harry getting amnesia and forgetting everything so he could remember how good it was to be friends with Peter. Harry should have fell deeper and deeper into darkness as Peter struggled with his guilt over how his actions warped his friend.

    Sandman and Venom should have been in different movies dedicated to them.

    And the film ends on such a down note.

    I believe Spider Man 3 should be retconned and replaced with a different film dedicated only to Peter and Harry.

  • cmartell

    May 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I also disagree that people couldn’t be happy with the film if it was changed. I loved Spider Man 1 and 2, even with the subtle changes to the storyline. Those films respected the characters and the theme of Spider Man. Spider Man 3 was just filled with too much crap and robbed Spider Man of the themes important to the character.

  • filthridden

    May 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I agree with what has been written here, my biggest dissapointment with the movie is the venom character, especiall since he has always been on of my favorite spiderman characters. the first bad decision was to cast topher grace as venom, its basically venom meets eric form that 70s show, next venom is huge, hes kind of the llike the size of a wrestler, as oppose to topher grace who might be taller than spiderman in the movie, but hes skinny and looks whimppy. And why diden’t they over dub his voice when his venom, in the comics and the show hes always portrayed as haveing this alien like voice that sounds demonic like, its sad when I have to see venom standing there, in full venom comstume and he sounds like fuckin topher grace.

  • Johnny_Maniac

    May 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Hell fuck yes!!! Give us another evil dead!!!

  • Superzone

    May 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    To me, Spider-Man 3 is simply a missed opportunity. Possibly the most disappointing sequel of the last decade. It just doesn’t have the heart that the first two have, and it focuses way too much on action and effects over a good story. Now that Spider-Man 4 is officially cancelled, it will forever be the conclusion to the trilogy, so I guess I’ll have to learn to accept it.

  • Skeletor

    May 9, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Well I didn’t like Spiderman 3. It was not so entertaining and I think the love story in those movies sucks.

  • DRACULA1990

    May 24, 2010 at 12:46 am

    btw is it just me or does anybody else notice how in every other scene that peter parker is in he’s crying? like wtf hes such a lil cry baby. like seriously through out the whole movie he was just constantly crying lol thats my only problem lol

  • vinamon13

    June 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    why not have a video game battle against mother f-er Mike in avgn. it would rule.

  • ponyboy556

    June 16, 2010 at 1:22 am

    dont worry about spiderman 4 they started script then scrapped it and they did thor instead. *hint* IRON MAN 2 END OF CREDITS!!!

  • nonemployee

    July 14, 2010 at 8:55 am

    i agree that they’ve finished the Spider-Man movies, and shouldn’t make another, but it would’ve been nice to see Carnage in the series, but that would only lead to a Maximum Carnage series, which would bring way too many actors and other shit into the mix.

    But I agree with the whole complaining situation. In my videos of an RPG game I’m making, I decided to make Weegee, a popular meme, a boss in the game that’s nearly impossible to beat. Some people thought it was funny,while everyone else complained that Weegee can’t be killed and only Chuck Norris could kill him. Everybody complains, and they will never EVER stop.

  • August 18, 2010 at 1:25 am

    All I have to say is this.

    The dance scene.

    That’s it. That’s all there needs to be said. Ruined the movie.

    Also, Evil Dead 4 would be great.

    They’re tossing the trilogy and making a new Spiderman 1.

  • venom 51007

    August 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

    u know they might actually make a spiderman 4 cause i was watching a intereview of stan lee and this is what he said *If i made a spiderman 4 i would have the lizard in it because dr.connors has been in spiderman 2 and 3 but now i wan’t to put the lizard in it.* originally he was supposed to be a guy in a lizard suit but then he said the lizard was going to be cg WTF! and the original villain was supposed to be carnage, carnage would be played by jim carrey which is a good choice but why change the villain carnage is awesome he deserves to be in that movie or they could do a combination of carnage and lizard in the movie like they did with VENOM and sandman and there was little proof of venom that he or it (i don’t know if eddie brock bonded with the suit before peter used the bomb to blow it up) was still alive but there was a picture of it circled in a red line showing some of it crawling out of the frame which showed that STAN LEE was probably going to make spiderman 4 but if there is a spiderman 4 coming put carnage in it and not the lizard caude carnage is badass.

  • kingrick

    August 26, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I can’t believe this review. After watching the tmnt 3 review I was thinking how Spider-man 3 has to be one of my least favorite movies. No redeeming qualities at all… imo. I watched it recently and it was worse than I remembered. I almost lost respect for the AVGN after watching this but I suppose an opinion is an opinion. When he said “what if we removed all the stuff people complained about? Not everyone would like it.” That sounded a little biased somehow. Those shitty dance scenes, the k.d. lang hair, forced “sandman really killed uncle ben” storyline, everything about evil harry osbourne and his hover board, stay puffed marshmallow man, topher grace-face venom…. fucking… I don’t know where I’m going with this…. I just really hated the movie.

  • venom 51007

    August 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Dude it’s osborn not osbourne LOL

  • Mr. K

    August 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    James, I totally agree with you on Indy 4, but not on this. This film was awful.

  • metal0737

    September 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    You’re right! Many people can not be pleased. I wrote a story on Fanfiction.net and I only got one review; a bad one. The guy tells me that the story was well writen, but not good at all. Then he tells me not to e-mail him back. If he doesn’t like it, then why doesn’t he tell me how to improve it?

  • September 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

    What about the Lizard! The Rhino! I want more because you can’t get enough from a comic book! I want to see him finish the rest off. Haven’t you heard that Doc. Connors transforms himself into the Lizard!

  • venom 51007

    September 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I really hope a spiderman 4 comes cause if it does i wan’t to see carnage not supid Lizard cause they might make him CG cause CG is the only thing thats in all these movies these days like the new pirahna movie the pirahnas are just CG even though i haven’t seen it yet anyway I wan’t carnage NOT LIZARD cause there was proof that a little bit of the symbiote survived and what about the rest that’s in Doc connors lab we never saw what happened to it unless ther was a deleted scene where he destroyed but I don’t know.

  • kingrick

    September 18, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Hey supid, ever hear of punctuation? LOL

  • venom 51007

    September 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Yeah I know forgot the t I am an idiot I get it I just tipe things so fast I don’t even check before I post these comments…..DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • December 24, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I think that Spiderman 3 should have been split into two movies, that way Harry Osborn could have been developed more as a villain. Also, the Sandman/symbiote/venom story line would have arced across both movies, which would have allowed for better development of Venom. James, can you really justify relinquishing Venom to just 20 minutes of screen time? How is a villain effective if he’s barely in the movie?

  • January 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

    James, your wish came true. They left one spider man series a s a trilogy and are making another Spider man movie as a reboot.

  • Jack Archer

    February 2, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Well, to tell you the truth, I’m a HUGE fan of Raimi and I seriously respect what he did with the Spiderman movies, but there is one detail that completely ruined this movie for me………and guess what, it’s not even in this movie!!!! (call me a nerd on this one, but I’m serious when it comes to Marvel Comics).

    Allow me to explain:

    The first movie was great, seriously, but there was one thing that always bugged every single comic fan that saw it: Why the hell was Mary Jane in it instead of Gwen Stacy?. And even more interesting, the movie was a perfect adaptation of the Osborn/Stacy saga, they even had the bridge scene (Which BTW, it’s a HUGE story element in the Spiderman universe since it was the first time Peter was involved in the death of someone close to him). Now, maybe it’s not too clear what this have to do with anything but don’t worry, I’ll get there in a second.

    In the third movie, sure, they played around with Sandman’s vilanous origins, the Symbiote origins and it’s relationship with Peter, the action scenes were great and the pace was decent and this movie has what’s possibly the best Bruce Campbell cameo in the whole series, but there were some flaws that slightly took away from that:

    1.- The New Goblin: The storyline where Harry becomes the Goblin and attacks Peter came out of nowhere and ironicaly went nowhere, it was just pointless.

    2.- Venom: He was pretty much just thrown in the movie for fan-service and failed to show Brock’s actual psychopatic side.

    3.- The Dark Peter Scenes: I wont lie, they are funny, but they’re just…….WTF worthy…….they were supposed to show how the Symbiote was assimilating Peter, but they wheren’t really well planned beforehand.

    Sure, those aren’t that terrible, but as a long time Spiderman fan, this next one was what killed the movie for me:

    4.- Gwen Stacy: Here we are, the flaw that single handedly made movies 1 & 3 go down the toilet. In this movie she comes out of nowhere, is given a rather important role, but actually never does anything other than pose and being rescued. For fans of the comics, this was a massive kick in the balls, it was almost as if they were saying “Hello Guys, you see this? We didn’t kill her!!!! *Insert Nelson’s laugh* “.

    As you see, the first 3 of my complaints (which ironicaly are also most of the complaints other people had from a different angle) are based on the plot and not really on the movie itself, hell, even my “major flaw” falls into this category as well.

    Looking at it from a different point of view (i.e. someone that doesn’t know anything about the comics) this movie was great, sure, it’s not even near as good as the other 2 and it really had some terrible acting at parts (mostly from secondary characters), but it gets the job done.


    Purist 5/10
    Outsider 7/10
    Personal 6/10


    March 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    i liked the movie.
    the sandman was great.

    the goblin i dit not liked so much but we already had a green goblin in the first movie so yeah i did not mind.
    they just should have worked that part out a little more.
    like change him in the hobgoblin or something or make him at least look like a goblin.
    now he looks like a blind guy on a hoverboard.

    but ok the movie surround on venom.
    well i like what they did with venom when he is trying to take over peter parker.
    but i hated the part when he has taken over eddy brock played by thoper grace.

    i mean venom is muscular in the serries and the commics and thoper grace is like really skinny. so i find that that was really a weird choice for casting. i like thoper grace as an actor but not for this part but ok. whatever

    ow and i did not like that he is venom for like only 20 minutes.
    i mean venom is like on of the main evil characters and he is in like 200 comics and serries so yeah 20 minutes is realy short for such an awesome villain.

    but maby and i do mean maby he will be back in spiderman 4 or something if their is gonna be a spiderman 4.

    but a side from venom and the goblin this movie was awesome i have no complaints what so ever.
    and the american flag comment is just a stupid comment made by spiderman haters

  • April 29, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Venom…. Is a metaphor for meth…. Eddie’s eyes strait dilate when Pete blows up the lab…. And Eddie being the fiend he is disregards the fact that he could be clubbing it up like Parker… Dance the night away… Get any lady you want.. You have a suit that gives you magic powers… As venom he could of easily gotten his girl and job back… If that’s what was up his butt…… dang….

  • fcabanski

    June 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    I agree with others who say this movie didn’t have the heart of the first two. Peter turning evil was a great chance for character exploration, but it was done in an over the top way that created a cardboard caricature.

    But James, it seems some people have over analyzed this movie, as if there were some overanalyzers out there…

  • Shiirow

    September 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I said it once, and Ill say it again… Topher Grace should have been tapped as Spiderman/Peter Parker… just watch any Eric Forman-heavy episode of That 70s Show and tell me he couldnt pull off the geeky Peter and the wise-cracking webhead….

  • stufftough

    October 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    This is my first movie review of yours that I watched James, and it will be the last. I fully expected you to rip this piece of trash movie a new one. You find it funny, Barry Gibbs moonwalking around a bar table? I didn’t know this film was a fucking comedy!!! Oh yeah, it’s supposed to be an action flick, right? Except we get the sandman breaking the law, but we’re supposed to feel bad for him ’cause his daughter sick *wah* *wahhh*.

    “I want to kill the Spider, you want to kill the Spider. Together, he doesn’t stand a chance. Interested?” -Venom talking to The Sandman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aljblgao7eA.

    Really movie? That’s how you get those two together? They meet in an alley, and say “Hey wanna team up?” “Yeah ok.” In a nutshell. Is that over-analyzing the movie? If it is, then it fucking deserves to be over-analyzed. I know it’s one of those movies you’re supposed to shut your brain off, but if you do that to every kind of this genre, you might as well sleep through all of ’em. Is that really what you do when you “watch” a movie?

    • Shin_Toji

      November 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      “I didn’t like your review James, so I’m not gonna watch any more of them!” Does that sound as fucking juvenile and childish as I think it does? Yes.

    • eddief26

      December 7, 2011 at 12:23 am

      Oh God just stfu! And quit your bitching! Its just a movie.

  • Dowash

    March 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    My only major complaint that i had with the entire film was how the Venom symbiot whilst attached to Eddie Brock at NO point referred to himself as “WE” not “I”. A really petty quibble when you come to the film as a whole, but it left a bad taste in my mouth at the time. I will have to try watching it again and see if that still bothers me.
    Keep up the good work, I have systematically watched everything on this site and really enjoyed all your work. Thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put into making this site!

  • March 15, 2012 at 1:07 am

    “People like to complain.” Jesus fucking christ that’s true. I never saw this movie, don’t really want to. But fuck. Why do people bitch so much?!?! FUCK!
    Eh fuck em. Fuck em.

  • lobsterpuppet

    March 23, 2012 at 1:36 am

    whats so wrong with saying it was a bad movie. I mean if their rebooting the franchise it can’t be that great of a movie. to me as a venom fan, he wasn’t in the movie in my opinion. he didn’t look like venom or act like venom. also the black suit looked bad. 

    • kensterken0420

      March 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm

       @lobsterpuppetCome on!Why are you focusing on the bad parts?What about the fight with sandman in the sewer.The end fight with venom.The only reason venom does not have perfect costume or personality is because they wanted to please people like you!And now you are complaining about it.This is like if you got a birthday present that isnt great and said”I dont like it get me a new one.

  • bluew0lf100

    April 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    can you make a video about your thoughts on The Amazing Spider Man Movie because people keep saying that its going to be the best Spider Man movie and its going to be better than the Original one , and its REALLY Fucking pissing me off

  • jacko wacko

    July 15, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Who would win in a fight:Green Goblin vs Iron Man

  • August 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

    This is a thoughtful review. I avoided Spider-Man 3 because of the poor reviews it received. Now, I’m tempted to watch it.

  • vetle hafstad

    November 8, 2013 at 5:57 am

    I love this movie 🙂

  • James

    February 15, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I loved the trilogy, 3 is just as you said, a very nice conclusion – could it be better? Sure, anything can, I certainly prefer it to the most recent adaptation.

  • September 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Loved all the 3 original movies.

    Totally dislike the Amazing spider-man movies, they are way to kiddy, and casting was horrible.

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