Monday, May 14, 2007
I managed to see the movie as my Mom's Day treat with MY mom.
I am always torn up about these types of films.
My husband has spent a lifetime writing about these movies. He usually knows the background inside and out and that has left him a tad cynical and usually unable to just sit back and 'enjoy' a show.
I don't see movies with him anymore.
On a level of pure entertainment...I really enjoyed it. It is a LONG movie and I probably could have done with LESS angst from Pete and MJ (I cannot stand what they did with her character).
But the action sequences are fantastic. Flint Marko is great...I like what they did with the character origin and the sand effects are simply amazing. It has a great comic book feel to the action...and the quips and one liners are VERY Spidey.
Venom is scary and I actually wish there had been more of the suit and Eddie Brock.
My main complaint is that the 'comedy' that they have tried to introduce feels forced and awkward. Though seeing Tobey Maguire try to be funny and SLICK was entertaining...I just didn't think the Venom suit would make you a total doofus.
I don't want to spoil it for those who have not yet seen the movie, but I really don't want J. Jonah Jamieson to be a comedic foil.
We meet Gwen Stacey in this 'episode' and I think they did a great job with her. The actress looks just like she should and I am glad they didn't TOTALLY dumb her down. She comes across as a genuine and 'nice' person. Pete should be with her and not frumpy MJ.
So I managed to enjoy it. I didn't look too deep and I didn't listen to all my husbands stories of behind the scenes news and all the issues and complaints that the 'real' fans complain about.
Let me know what you thought about it!