Genre: Action, Adventure
Directors: Sam Raimi
Produced: Avi Arad, Laura Ziskin & Grant Curtis.
Screenplay: Alvin Sargent, Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi.
Story by: Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi.
Casts: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, Rosemary Harris, Thomas Haden Church, James Cromwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Topher Grace & J.K. Simmons.
Plot: A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.
I do find the plot interesting, it do sound like a plot from a comic-book.
I find this one a Yet down and a disappointment.
Good Bits: The Sandman sequence, the fight scenes, the cameos from Stan Lee & Bruce Campbell and some of the actors tried their best.
Bad Bits: Too Many Villains, Shoehorned Characters, the love triangles confusing. Emo Peter and Venom.
The Main Characters are Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker / Spider-Man: a brilliant physics student at Columbia University and photographer for the “Daily Bugle,” who gets spider-like abilities from a genetically-modified spider and uses them to take up the persona of a spider-based vigilante protecting New York City from its criminal underworld. James Franco as Harry Osborn / New Goblin: the dedicated son of Norman Osborn and Peter’s estranged best friend, who believes Spider-Man murdered his father, but after learning Peter is Spider-Man and his father was the Green Goblin, he tends to battle Peter directly as a psychopathic assassin armed with the same equipment as his father. Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson: a Broadway actress, and Peter’s girlfriend.
Thomas Haden Church as Flint Marko / Sandman: a small-time thug with an estranged wife and sick daughter, whose struggle to rob for money to get his daughter treatment lures him into a freak accident that alters him into a master sand manipulator hunted by Spider-Man since he was Peter’s uncle Ben’s true killer.
Topher Grace as Eddie Brock / Venom: a rival “Daily Bugle” photographer, who is exposed by Peter for creating a fake image of Spider-Man, and is ready for revenge when he bonds with the symbiote, turning him into monstrous being with the same spider-like powers.
I might recommend this film but only for the special Features because they are more tolerable than the movie.
Rating: 4 out of 10 stars.