Friday, May 4, 2007


Action, adventure

Tobey Maguire: Peter Parker/Spider- Man (aka Spidey)
Kirsten Dunst: his girlfriend Mary Jane Watson
James Franco: Peter’s best friend Harry Osborn
Thomas Haden Church: Flint Marko, an escaped convict
J.K. Simmons: Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson (aka JJ)
Topher Grace: Eddie Brock, an aspiring photographer

There is simply too much to this latest version in the series. It is too long at almost 2½ hours, there are too many bad guys (or bad things) and too much of just about everything else (the singing, the dancing, the tearjerker and the battle scenes to name but a few).

This is not to say it is easy to repeat a winning formula time and time again, but there is no reason to overdo it either. For the truly committed fans of Spider-Man, there can never be enough. For the rest of us, less would be better.

for sequences of intense action violence.

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