There’s Just Too Much Going On – ‘Spider-Man 3’

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

This was the third Spider-Man film directed by Sam Raimi and it had the potential to be awesome.  Unfortunately the potential was never realized.  There are definitely some parts of this movie that are great – in fact there are some scenes in here that are by far my favorites of the Spider-Man “trilogy” but there are others that are pretty much unforgivable.  Please note I’ll have MAJOR SPOILERS in this review.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

‘Spider-Man 2’ – To Be Or Not To Be Spider-Man

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

The first time I saw this film I thought it was just about the best comic book movie that had ever been made.  After re-watching it it’s still pretty damn good but there are definitely some things that I’d overlooked the first time… some bad things. This installment picks up pretty much right where Spider-Man left us.  Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is back at it stopping bad guys left and right.  This is however taking … Continue reading

The Origin of ‘Spider-Man’

Spider-Man (2002)

Origin movies are generally pretty dry.  They have to tell the back story of the character to make sure that everyone is up to speed.  This movie suffers a little bit from that but it’s one of the best first installments of a comic book character that we’ve had in a long time. Written by comic legend Stan Lee and directed by Sam Raimi, Spider-Man tells the story of Peter Parker (played perfectly by Tobey … Continue reading

‘Best Pictures’ That Just Aren’t – The 2000’s

The Oscar Statue

The most prestigious award that any movie can receive is the “Academy Award For Best Motion Picture” — The Oscar.  Once a movie has this distinction it goes down in history as the “best” movie of that year.  The red carpet at the Oscars is a huge evening every year where all the stars turn out for the event.  The Academy goes through some sort of review process and determines which picture is truly “the … Continue reading