The doubt began when I saw three bad guys in one of the later Spiderman 3 trailers — Harry’s Green Goblin, the Sandman and Venom. How could they pack three bad guys into the one film and manage to establish worthwhile sympathy for them? How could they also include the arguably more interesting life struggles of Peter Parker, and reflect them craftily in the black-clad, nasty Spiderman alter ego?
Turns out they couldn’t.
As the credits rolled, there was an audible sigh of relief from a good chunk of the audience. While there were enjoyable parts of the film, it just didn’t keep the audience going through the entire two and a half hours.
As Pia and I walked home, we pondered how to split the story arc into two films (which could have been made in a similar way to the final two chapters of Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Carribean), to add three dimensions to the bad guys, and improve the audience sympathy for all the characters.
So ultimately, that defines my five word review for Spiderman 3: It should’ve been two films.