Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spider-Man 3 [spoiler alert!]

Following the example set by the X-Men trilogy, the third installment of Spider-Man returns the franchise to the shithouse it started in. It's an indefensible heap of misdirected garbage. Laughable. Very, very laughable. No grace. No wit. The CGI -- which accounts for more than half the movie -- looks absurd. Bright spot? J.K. Simmons, who seems to be in his own movie (and it's a better one).

4 comments:

Alanna said...

J.K. Simmons may very well be my third favorite working actor, after Ray Winstone and Robert Downey, Jr. He can do anything: a white supremacist on Oz, a child psychologist on Law and Order, a whatever he is in Spiderman.

J.J. said...

The guy is really the only actor in the movie who understands what's going on. FYI: He plays The Daily Bugle's blowhard editor-in-chief, J. Jonah Jameson. For true: All editors are blowhards. (Just kidding! I love editors. They're the real superheroes. They save me from myself.)

Alanna said...

And what *is* going on?

Moohbear said...

Your comparison of Spiderman to X-Men makes me wonder if Spiderman 2 is worth seeing...?