Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a half-transexual, lesbian clone pretending to be a wealthy business person, but is really an international jewel thief can...
Now I like good character development as much as the next person, but the soap opera at the center of Spiderman 3 takes things a bit too far. The action in the new flick is great, and they have made great strides in making the CGI portions of the film look more lifelike, but there is this huge section in the middle that is all about love, and doubt, and responsibility, and self-sacrifice, and putting your loved one before yourself, and...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Talk, talk, talk, weep, scowl, talk, blah, pout, cry some more, etc.
When the film isn't being boring it's awesome, but the slow pace almost makes me long for Ang Lee to get involved. As in the previous two there is a great cameo by Bruce Campbell, and Topher Grace pulls off 'scumbag' really well, but there is this emotional tug-of-war with Mary Jane that I just don't get. Sure Kirsten Dunst is attractive(not my cup of tea, but I understand why folks dig her) but the character doesn't do much other than act as a convenient hostage and angst generator.
Anyway, I won't suggest you don't go see it, since I'm pretty sure you all want to, and it's not horrible, just a bit dull at points. Maybe the director's cut will break the mold and be 20 minutes shorter. That would improve the film immensely.
Your friendly, neighborhood Marius.