Tag: Spider-Man 3

George Lucas needs to shut up

George Lucas needs to shut up

Movies, Rants
I've read a lot of lukewarm and negative reviews of Spider-Man 3, and most of them raise some very good points. Even though I really enjoyed it I don't expect it will be everyone's cup of tea, and I welcome all informed opinions. But one person whose opinion deserves nothing but scorn is ol' turkey-neck himself, George Lucas. Recently, George chimed in on the latest Spidey installment, and apparently didn't think too highly of it: "It's silly. It's a silly movie," he said. "There just isn't much there. Once you take it all apart, there's not much story, is there?" Well, it's not "Star Wars." "People thought 'Star Wars' was silly, too," he added, with a wink. "But it wasn't." Now, I'm a huge Star Wars nerd -- I've seen the movies, read a bunch of the books, and played many of t...
Spider-Man 3 swings, baby!

Spider-Man 3 swings, baby!

Movies
This summer's movie season promises to be good enough to lure me to the theaters at least a few times more than I typically go in a year. Between the next Harry Potter movie, the final installment in the Bourne trilogy, and even the upcoming Halloween remake, I'm set for the year. But up first is perhaps the biggest of them all - Spider-Man 3. I'll get right to the point - there is a reason this movie made an estimated $148 million in its first weekend. It builds on the strengths of the first two, and has the powerful climactic impact George Lucas wishes Revenge of the Sith would've had. Even at a beefy 140 minutes, SM3 never seems drawn out or bloated. I've read some reviews that complained about the overly long and extended ending, but those are obviously written by half-wits. A...