|Sam Raimi Director||previously directed Spider-Man 2|
Peter Parker is forced to contend with Sandman, Venom and his old nemesis Harry Osborne, all the while dealing with the curious powers granted to him by a mysterious black entity and his relationship troubles with Mary Jane Watson. Life ain't easy for a superhero.
Sam Raimi originally didn't want to include Venom, as he thought there was no humanity to the character, making for a less interesting story. Sony moved his hand, though. It's said some of the less popular parts of the film were put in to get back at the studio.35 More Trivia
A theater playing Monty Python's Spamalot, the broadway version of this film, is seen in the background.1 More Movie Reference
If I may, sir. I've seen things in this house I've never spoke of.
What are you trying to tell me?
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The night your father died, I... I cleaned his wound. The blade that pierced his body came from his Glider. I-I know you're trying to defend your father's honor, but there is no question that he died by his own hand. I loved your father, as I've loved you, Harry. As your friends love you.
|Stan Lee||Characters; Comic|
|Kirsten Dunst||Mary Jane Watson|
|James Franco||Harry Osborn|
|Thomas Haden Church||Flint Marko|
|Topher Grace||Eddie Brock|
|Bryce Dallas Howard||Gwen Stacy|
|Rosemary Harris||May Parker|
|J.K. Simmons||J. Jonah Jameson|
|James Cromwell||George Stacy|
|Bill Nunn||Joseph Robertson|
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Peter Parker ( Tobey Maguire ) has managed to find a middle ground between his duties as Spider- Man and his relationship with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) . One night in a park, while Peter and Mary Jane are together, a small meteorite hits near the place where they are located, and a trail of particles, releasing, exploding into a gummy substance (the symbiont) that sticks in Peter`s motorcycle. Peter Parker has a relationship with the actress of the Broadway - Mary Jane Watson, and it is believed ready to make his marriage proposal. Flint Marko escapes from prison where he was arrested for theft, and he is going to see his daughter. But he is being chased by police, so he can not stay with his sick daughter. Later, Marko falls (possibly) into an area of scientific tests with a particle accelerator, which melts the sand with his body and he becomes Sandman. Flint has mutant powers and now has the ability to dissolve his body into sand and turn it in any form. With These powers, he now uses for its success in robberies to get money to help his daughter with terminal illness. But success as a hero makes Peter becomes overconfident and self - pass to neglect the people who care about him. Spider Man is immensely popular due to the fact that Spider-Man had saved the life of Gwen Stacy (daughter of
police commissioner of New York.) Spider Man saves Gwen Stacy from fall from a building. Spider Man speaks for the first time with Eddie. While Spider-Man is very popular among the people of New York, Mary Jane Watson was dismissed because of negative reviews after her premiere. The relationship begins to falter, Parker has its problems but not serious enough to celebrate. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to compete with Peter for a job vacancy in the Daily Bugle. JJ Jameson wants a picture of accusation of Spider-Man (Spider-Man doing something illegal). Whoever can take this picture, get a permanent job at the Daily Bugle. Parker, who also wants the opportunity to be a professional photographer, will compete with Eddie and he wants to stop him.
Suddenly , Harry Osborn, wants to avenge the death of his father, and believing that Spider-Man is the cause of "death" of his father Norman (the Green Goblin). Harry believes that Peter has to answer for the death of his father, and he wants revenge. To satisfy his thirst for revenge, Harry Osborn becomes the new Green Goblin. And he decides to enter the gas chamber to gain the powers of Green Goblin (the same chamber that gave powers to his father).
But he loses his memory that Peter is Spider-Man (the battle between him and Peter, leaves Harry with short-term amnesia - Harry survived, but forgets the part of his memory where he can not even remember than Spider-Man killed his father, nor the fact that his best friend Peter Parker is behind the mask). While Spider-Man, however, is very popular among the people of New York, Watson was dismissed because of negative reviews after the premiere of a show. Mary begins to have doubts about her relationship with Peter. Her life has had many difficulties and Spider Man is getting very popular and it seems that Peter is only getting interesting in the life of Spider Man and not in maintaining the relationship between both . And the situation changes drastically when Peter is pitted against Flint Marko ( Thomas Haden Church). Later, during a festival in honor of Spider-Man, because he saved the life of Gwen Stacy. Gwen kisses Spider Man in front of the audience and Mary Jane, creating a dispute between Peter and Mary, because she believes he wants to be away from her. The Sandman attempts to rob an armored car, but Spider-Man stops him. Marko has links with the death of his uncle Ben. Captain Stacy informs Peter and Aunt May that Marko is the person who killed Ben Parker. For this reason, Peter waits for Marko to fight him, wanting to avenge the death of his uncle. Peter will have to deal with feelings of revenge . One night, the symbiote clings to his body while he is sleeping (Peter discovers that not only changed his clothes, but also greatly increased his powers).
Peter is wearing a strange black costume. The costume took advantage of the anger felt by Peter. He also begins to change his personality.
Later, Peter is fighting against Sandman ( Peter defeats Marko by throwing water). After the first be dissolved in water in the sewage, he tells Aunt May as Marko - the murderer of Uncle Ben - was killed by Spider Man. Aunt May is not excited about this news because she wants nothing more with acts of revenge .
Harry is still in love with Mary Jane spends a night with her and he was rejected for a kiss to Mary Jane.
Meanwhile, Harry remembers that Peter is Spider-Man (by mirror reflection of his father) and he devises a plan against the Spider-Man. He wants to humiliate Peter and he pretends to be his friend and he had an affair with Mary Jane and this is the reason for the split between Peter and Mary Jane. In desperation, Peter wears the symbiote. Peter goes to Harry's house, and with the help of his new black suit, faces a brutal fight (Harry and Peter are fighting each other and Peter throws a grenade against Harry). Which leaves Harry's face disfigured. Influenced by the black suit.
Peter also humiliates Eddie Brock, a photographer who sold fake pictures to the Daily Bugle. The footage shows than Spider-Man is a criminal, because Eddie wanted to take the place of Peter as a freelancer. Under the influence of the symbiote, Parker also clears his rival of the job as a photographer for the Daily Bugle, where he showed fake pictures of Spider-Man. Eddie is fired from the Daily Bugle and Peter gets his job of Freelancer. Eddie Brock swears revenge. Mary Jane also suffers with Peter's new personality. Spider-Man becomes increasingly selfish and vindictive. Mary Jane is working in a bar, Peter decides to make her jealous (Mary Jane broke the dating of both - MJ was controlled by Harry Osborn). Peter takes Gwen to the nightclub where Mary Jane works. And Peter accidentally hurts Mary Jane.
Peter sees that the symbiont is changing his behavior. He runs out of the nightclub and he goes to a cathedral to get rid of the symbiote. Eddie Brock is also in the same cathedral that Peter (he is praying for the death of Parker). He accomplishes this in a church tower, because the symbiote is sensitive to noise and the ringing of the bell, it weakens him. Eddie Brock sees him in his struggle with the symbiote. Here, the mass of the black symbiote falls and clings to the body of Eddie. Eddie becomes the Venom. Eddie finds Sandman and offers a new partnership with him to destroy Spider-Man.
The Sandman joins Venom to kill Spider-Man. For this, they kidnap Mary Jane to lure Spider-Man. Peter discovers that he alone can never defeat Venom and Sandman together. Peter goes to Harry's house to ask for help to rescue Mary Jane, but Harry refuses to help Peter. Spider-Man comes there and gets hit by several punches of Sandman. When the situation seems hopeless for Spider-Man .
While unable to get out of there because he is trapped by the neck in the web of Venom. At the home of Harry, the butler tells that his father committed suicide. Norman Osborn died by the blade of his own glider , since he cleaned his wounds after his death. Harry realizes that his friends are the most important people in the world to him. Harry gives up his revenge against Peter and he goes help Spider-Man when he is almost dead.
Together, they defeat the Sandman and rescue Mary Jane. Surprisingly, Venom picks up Spider-Man and then he takes the glider of Harry to kill Spider-Man. When suddenly Harry stands in front of Spider-Man (in the process Harry is badly injured). Harry Osborn is sacrificed.
Spider-Man discovers the weak point of Venom (Peter learns that the sound vibrations of the church bell had weakened the symbiote), he releases sounds, hitting several pipes together. Peter managed to weaken the symbiosis, and so he can slice Eddie with the use of a web. Against the advice of Eddie, Peter throws a grenade at the symbiote. When Spider-Man was about to destroy Venom with a grenade, Eddie throws himself against Venom and apparently dies in the explosion. The Sandman appears and he explains to Peter that he accidentally killed his uncle and he regretted very much. Sandman apologizes to Peter Parker of the murder of his uncle and said it was an accident and he needed money for his sick daughter. Peter forgives Sandman and then, Marko dissolves and disappears in the form of a sandstorm. Peter and M.J. appear to the last gasp of Harry. Harry is badly injured and he was reconciled with Peter before he died in the arms of his friends. The film ends with the reconciliation between Peter and Mary Jane. Peter and M.J. are dancing together at a restaurant.
On January 3, 2005, Sargent lvin is the screenwriter of Spider-Man 3. Sam Raimi had said that he was working in the history, after the successful partnership in both movies of the hero. Despite only being credited as screenwriter of Spider-Man 2, Sargent conducted a review in the original movie script by David Koepp.
On November 30, 2004, the first rumors about the villains began to appear ( the main villains of Spider-Man 3). Sam Raimi has admitted some of their names as possible choices. Interviewed by USA Today, the director indicated that Green Goblin (Harry Osborn), Vulture and Kraven are the most likely. According to the site Backstage.com, Sony Pictures Imageworks recently announced it is upgrading its animation program, which will enable the creation of "virtual stuntmen" more complex for movies like Spider-Man 3.In September 2005, Raimi can count on Bill Pope, director of photography, and visual effects supervisor to begin recording in environments. The filmmaker still not sure when it will start working with the actors, but suggests, based on the current calendar, which begins principal photography in October. The March 22, 2005, Sam Raimi revealed the actor who will play the villain in Spider-Man 3, Thomas Haden Church, the award-winning supporting role in Sideways, will be the enemy of Peter Parker. The March 29, 2005, Thomas Haden Church is the Sandman. On April 5, rumor has it that Danny Elfman can not be the composer of Spider-Man 3. It seems that Sam Raimi would have invited Christopher Young, who wrote the additional music of the second film to take on the soundtrack.
On May 19, 2005, Topher Grace was hired to live a mysterious character. Later, Topher Grace will be a villain in Spider-Man 3. On September 14, 2005, Danny Elfman will no longer make the soundtrack for Spider-Man 3. The composer, who has worked for large productions such as Batman, Beetlejuice, Men in Black and the recent The Corpse Bride, he said in an interview that worked in Spider-Man 2 was a terrible experience due to creative differences between him and Sam Raimi.
On September 6, 2005, was officially revealed that Thomas Haden Church is Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and Topher Grace is Venom. On November 17, 2005, Christopher Young was replaced Danny Elfman on the soundtrack of Spider-Man 3. The composer wrote additional music for the second film in the franchise.
However, the second unit filming Spider-Man 3 continues the city of Santa Clarita, California. On January 19, 2006, Bryce Dallas Howard was cast as Gwen Stacy, the first love of Peter Parker in the comics, for the movie.
On February 6, 2006, James Cromwell, will be the Captain Stacy, father of Gwen (Bryce Dallas Howard). On March 23, the production of Spider-Man 3 moved to Cleveland from April. Apparently,the exterior scenes will be shot in the city, located in the state Ohio. It is expected that filming will last seven to ten days. Until then, Sam Raimi continues in Los Angeles - A scene from Spider-Man 3 at the weekend in Cleveland involving a hero's duel against the Sandman (April 24, 2006). The production of Spider-Man 3 began on May 26, 2006, with work in New York. The duration of filming in the city were five weeks. Scenes were shot in Central Park and Times Square among other locations. Saturday, April 29, the team will be on Sixth Avenue, the stretch near the W 55th Street, which will be forbidden in the morning until Monday.
Tobey Maguire participated on the filming this time, not just his stunt double, as happened in Cleveland. On May 31, 2006, the filming of Spider-Man 3 follow in New York. New photos show that was filmed a scene of destruction, which carries office furniture and objects from a tall building to the street. Filming in New York, the production filmed a scene where Peter Parker goes to the theater to watch the newest part of Mary Jane, called Manhattan Memories, besides Tobey Maguire, James Franco also participated in the filming.
In the DVD commentary, it reveals that the scene of the birth of Sandman has the budget of 100 million U.S. dollars. Special effects supervisor John Dykstra (who won an Oscar for best special effects in Spider-Man 2), he would not go back in third film. Scott Stokdyk was an assistant in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, now he is special effects supervisor for Spider Man 3.
Spider-Man 3 has the second highest opening of all time in the United States, with $ 151 million in its debut weekend (second only to The Dark Knight (2008), which earned U.S. $ 155.3 million in its weekend debut.) The amount also comfortably beat the previous premieres: Spider-Man 2 ($ 88 million, 2004) and Spider-Man ($ 114 million, 2002). Another record obtained in the U.S.: the best ticket for a single day (Friday, $ 59 million).
It is the 12th highest grossing film of all time, with more than $ 890 million dollars (the second superhero film with highest boxoffice- the first place belongs to the Dark Knight).
The film had the worst criticism of the trilogy. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) wrote: Too many villains, too many pale plot strands, too many romantic misunderstandings, too many conversations, too many street crowds looking high into the air and shouting "oooh!" this way, then swiveling and shouting "aaah!" that way.
Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal) also gave the film a negative review: After two epic successes that deserved their success, the latest installment swings between intense action sequences and unaccountably flat dramatic interludes.
But, Robert Denerstein (Denver Rocky Mountain News) gave a positive review: If there's a moral to be gleaned from Spider-Man 3 -- aside from the fact that heavily promoted franchise movies tend to rake in megabucks -- it's this: Movies don't necessarily need to hit grand slams to score.
Half-Good: Spider-Man 3
A bafflingly bad conclusion to an otherwise stellar trilogy, Spider-Man 3 is definitely only half-good.
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