For whatever reason I really disliked Spider-Man 2. Hated it. So when most people brushed aside part three I was in no rush to see it. But, being on an airplane is the perfect forum for something like this. Those compressed screens make everything look cool — I didn’t even mind the absurdly fake CGI effects.
Sam Raimi knows how to stage an action sequence, I’ll say that for him. And there aren’t too many boring talk-y scenes in this film. Indeed, the little “Tobey-Maguire-is-a-jerk” middle period is hilarious. Maybe hardcore Spider-Man fans thought it a disgrace, but I giggled. I especially like him and his landlord’s daughter. He should dump that obnoxious and nowhere-going Mary Jane and hang out with her more.