The latest poll has reached the minimum 100 votes, and the largest number of you agree Spider-Man 3 was an OK movie. With all the chaos going on at Stately Spoiler Manor, I finally had a chance to see S3 this past weekend. I’m going to have to agree with the majority here. It was a fun and entertaining movie (especially since I was the only one in the theatre), but nothing too spectacular that had me gushing with uber-fanboy enthusiasm like I was at the end of Spider-Man 2. I think it was the killing of Harry Osborn and the fact the movie suffered from Too Many Villains syndrome. For some reason multi-villain stories work great in comics, but not on the silver screen. I think it has something to do with time limits, or budgets, or even lack of quality writing.

The good news? Spider-Man 4 is in the works, and it looks like we’ll be seeing Black Cat and Dr. Kurt Connor – The Lizard (and maybe even Kraven) take on the web-head.

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  1. Brent F.
    May 31, 2007 at 8:04 pm — Reply

    The movie version of The Lizard is probably going to have some connection to the symbiote. They made it a point in Spider-Man 3 to show the suit’s regenerative capabilities and Dr. Connors kept his sample.

  2. June 1, 2007 at 1:12 am — Reply

    I would prefer a script that hybridises ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt’ with Kraven’s first appearance, replacing Vermin with The Lizard and making Bruce Campbell the Chameleon.

  3. Jim
    June 1, 2007 at 8:22 am — Reply

    I just responded to this poll the other night, so I wonder if I’m customer #100? I happen to agree “OK.” I enjoyed it, quite liked some parts but admit it’s not a great movie. I actually don’t think any of the three are great movies, though, even though I really liked them all.

    For #4, while I would love to see the Lizard (in the tattered labcoat!), they have painted themselves into a corner somewhat b/c they’ve already done the “Peter’s science mentor is actually an evil villian who fights Spidey and at some point the dual identities converge” thing with Doc Ock in #2. So they’d have to find a new way to do him. I think “Kraven’s Last Hunt” has potential, or even Black Cat (though the trick is to make her seem different from Cat Woman). I read that there was talk of Ben Kingsley as Vulture in #3 pre-Venom, though I think he’d be hard to make a major villian even with an actor of Kingsley’s caliber.

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