Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I spy de man!

Random thoughts after watching Spiderman 3

  • Is it weird to like a movie for everything apart from the central character?
  • Is it weird to totally love the superhero's nemesis?
  • They take the best-looking guy in the movie, mutilate half his face, turn him into a good guy, and then kill him off??!! Why are all Harrys being killed off??
  • How come Harry is so devastatingly handsome, and his dad is so not, and yet they look exactly like each other?
  • It had been a while since I saw a movie that made me gasp from time to time.
  • I can't remember when I last dug my fingernails into the arm of my guy during the action sequences. Like a chick on her first date. Sheesh.
  • Only Viv can make a statement in the middle of the movie like, "Oh look, she's using a Sony-Ericsson phone. You know why? It's a Sony Pictures movie!"
  • "A man must put his wife before himself." Thanks Aunt May, for that statement. Something to use on Viv now and then. Muahahaha.
    ps: Of course, you gotta not interpret it in the context of gunpoint.

  • Did anyone else think that Sandman kinda looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger in some scenes?
  • So there was like no 'bad' bad guy?? What kinda superhero movie has no 'bad' bad guy??
  • The black suit was kinda sexy, no? And yet, Spidey in a black suit, is no Spidey.
  • Holy cow! That's our Eric Forman! And boy, can he pull off a non-Eric Forman role!
  • That was one ugly ring, eh?
  • Why does Tobey Maguire remind me of Daniel Radcliffe?
  • I miss being able to call up a friend and say like MJ did, "I need company. Is it okay if I come over?"
  • JJ is the only character who seems to be straight out of a comic book.
  • Uncle Ben must be turning in his grave and going, "Would you stop it already with the whole 'Who killed me' fiasco?" For all you know, the police will call Peter and May in the next movie and say, "Sorry again, but errr... we found out that actually it WAS the first guy who killed him."
  • That MJ girl sure likes to fall from great heights a lot.
  • For that matter, all the people who fall are females, huh?
  • Dammit they didn't use my idea to annihilate Sandman - use one of Harry's green fireball things to heat him to a temperature high enough to fuse him into glass so that he's not so flexible anymore? Muahahaha!
  • Awesome effects.
  • There's something about Kirsten Dunst. There's not a single thing about her face that's pretty, and yet somehow it looks good from a distance.
  • I know they were doing the whole "Superheroes can also cry" thing, but puh-leez, Tobey Maguire should not be allowed to cry on screen.
  • Great tagline - The greatest battle lies within.



41 comments:

Thisisme said...

I read and again got the GOLD :D:D:D

muahahahahaha! thenga to rest of junta :D:D

Thisisme said...

I saw spidey 3 last week..n well yes..i completely completely agree with all the points u mentioned here..except for toby's crying..he is super cute..i dont mind if he cries ;;)

Thisisme said...

and this my frnd is called hattrick commenting :):)
overall spidey 3 is a gud movie..i really liked the spcl effects..n that harry guy is sooooo gud luking..he has..what i wud like to call..err..kissable lips *blush*

movie is worth watching at least once on big screen :)

Clueless said...

Dayum, girl! You're fast! I was gonna wait till tomorrow to give my review :P

Ok, more random thoughts:

- Totally with you on the gasping. Seriously, I was cringing every time people got smashed into buildings and glass and what not. :/

- Hee, blatant product placement always manages to take me out of a scene, so I'm glad they made it subtle this time. I didn't even notice the phone!

- Sandman had the most ginormous face I've ever seen. The guy was huge!

- I still saw Eric Forman in a bit of his parts. Especially during his first few obligatory comedy scenes with JJ.

- JJ totally reminds me of Perry White. Damn, I'm too invested in the Superman legend - I spent half my time at the movie comparing things between the two.

- Total agreement on the "Who killed Uncle Ben" retcon. Totally contrived.

- Oooh, that's a fantastic 'heat sand till it turns into glass' idea. Damn, now I wish they'd done something like that. I wouldn't have been sorry to see the guy go; wasn't feeling an ounce of pity for him or his daughter (yeah, I'm a horrible person, I know :P)

- I don't think KD looks pretty from any angle. I don't know what it is about her, but she just doesn't appeal to me. And the fact that she plays such a poorly written character doesn't help.

- Oh, yes. Please Tobey. Keep to the witty lines. You have very pretty blue eyes, but I do not need to see them well up with tears. 'Cuz you really cannot pull it off without making me want to laugh. Hard.

Yup, that's it. Since I left such a long comment, may I be given a medal too? :D

Crazy Dhakkan said...

I loved spidey3

What are these guys made of? is my fav line from the movie.. i use it for a lot of people! :P :P :P

And I liked the movie, and did not feel that it was a saas-bahu saga types hindi serial or a hindi movie for that matter

And yes, I loved Harry too! He's soooooooooooo goodlooking! :D :D :D

And Viv, great observation! And he'll be happy to know that yours truly also noticed the same thing and said exact same words to her sister! :P :P

/hi5s viv! :D

Vivek said...

hey what about the random "goo from outer space"?! no explanation at all! everything else at least "seems" to have some scientific basis...

And it seems like they just wanted to tie up all loose ends in this movie... "sir sir, i'm quite sure spidey didn't kill your daddy"... erm...

raghu said...

ya i loved it too.. bettr than 1 n 2.. :D

raghu said...

but when does he cry.. or did i miss it..or forget..please do tell me when does he cryyyy?

Melody said...

Watched it last week and totally agree with everything you said (except for the Sony thing, because I didn't get that).

Now I know why Dev likes your blog so much! Will link & check in more often!

Shekhar said...

Hey Sayesha Bhai..

Gotta TOTALLY disagree with you.. Didn't like the movie at all!! :( Except for the last half an hour, what with all the special effects in the fight sequences. But the rest of the movie was like a torture... Grr.. I was like 'When's the intermission coming along.. I gotta get outta here!'

Err.. and here's somethings I noticed too..

- Eric Forman.. ~thumbs up~ dude!!

- Do you recall that scene where Toby is falling and looks up at the wedding ring... didn't that remind you of Frodo from LOTR?

- Ain't Kirsten Dunst cute? :D Nikhil Chinappa on MTV keeps saying he finds her "irritating".. How????

- Completely agree with you on the tagline bit.. "Greatest battles lie within".. Awesome.. but that occupied like only 15 minutes of the whole movie... :((

youtham said...

total stupid movie ever made

looks like a karan johar movie
with all drama

bollywood guys must keep patent of friends jumping b4 knife and saving hero. %^#&*(%^&*

only action was worth

Ab said...

Of course, you gotta not interpret it in the context of gunpoint

hahaha... that killed me... :)

and well, no comments abt th movie bcos, well, i didn watch it... dont think I am going to either

Shiv said...

all points agreed..moreso for the spidey crying scene..oh No!

Strider said...

havnt watched the movie yet..
but loved readin ur review!
could we have more reviews please?

Sandip said...

spidey was crying the audience was laughing.

They did use the glass sand heated to clas effect right on his hand atleast with the board flames?

Kirsten Dunst is wasted in the role. She is supposed to be a tall leggy redhead. Gwen Stacy is much much much better.

But then again i love the comics as well.
PS firmly believe Gwen is Spidey's first love and her death is the most important aspect in the history of comic books.

Tejal said...

heya! i liked da second half of da movie more! n Harryyy is soooo cute... i was goin bonkers wen he died.. sheesh! evn though half of his face was mutilated..gosh.. dat guy is GOOD lookin.. *drools*
but see..he was da actual hero of da movie..so to safeguard spidey as their hero in spidey4 they HAD to kill him!
i dint find kirsten remotely beautiful but her stunts near da climax made me say, so this is y she's a spidey girl haan!
@viv- hehehe...heyyy i said da SAME thing bout da fone to my couz n i'm sure da look she gave me wud hav matchd Sash's, wen u told her dat!

Neihal said...

I have not seen any of the Spiderman, I am a big big fan of Spiderman, I even know the dialogs of some of the comic series, but I just cant get myself to watch the movie, I have rented the DVD for first two at least five times.

But I like Aunt May's statement, ;)
Thanks for putting that here.

And abt Kirsten Dunst too, she is not very pretty but she looks good at times. Whatever I ahve seen of here, she is good actress too.

V said...

That sony observation was hilarious. Exactly my thoughts when watching Casino Royale - Vaio, k800, w950. Sony goes over the top with this brand placement thing.

@melody: Columbia Pictures whch released Spidey 3 is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment which is a part Sony.

Bivas said...

Watched it 2 days after it released...
Total washout in terms of expectations...cud hv made it better...
Am okay with the human side of Peter n all...but jeez...wots with the overdoing the senti stuff man!
second half was gud n spl effects were amazing...But 3 villians were a bit too much I guess...
movie shud hv been at least 30 mins shorter...
//That MJ girl sure likes to fall from great heights a lot.
Agree wid that...I mean, bring in a few more yaar...y the poor gal MJ always! ;-)
And never really noticed the sony ericsson fone...cool observation dude :D

oxymoron said...

//There's something about Kirsten Dunst. There's not a single thing about her face that's pretty, and yet somehow it looks good from a distance.
Agreed-She ain't pretty!

Ever thought - spidey will be a powerless superhero outside NY, rather manhattan! no tall buildings to keep hanging and flying from!

PS: The darn movie was a freakin' let down - no focused bad guy, fickle minded good n bad guys, flipping to and fro between good n bad! superhero movies should not be like that!

Sneha said...

ooh. i haven't seent he movie. in fact, i haven't even seen spidy2. n not even LOTR or even matrix or even any James Bond movie. hell, am i ancient or what?!
and i SO agree with the Toby Maguire reminding us of Daniel Radcliff part. hey have you seen tobey's baby daughter? she's so so adorable!

Sayesha said...

#Thisisme,
Hehehehe... another Harry fan eh? :P And yeah I agree, all Spiderman movies must be watched on the big screen! :)

#Clueless,
Oh my goodness! What happened - you got stoned and thought my comment space was your blog or something? Just kidding! :P :P

#Crazy Dhakkan,
//What are these guys made of? is my fav line from the movie

Eh? I thought it was "Where do these guys come from?"?

ps: Sheesh! You and Viv are geeks of the highest order! No wonder you get along so well! :D

#Vivek,
Hahahaha! Yeah I agree totally! :D

#Raghu,
Really? I thought 1 was the best, followed by this one :)

#Melody,
Thanks! :)

#Shekhar,
Yeah I know storyline was too convenient, but I still loved it for the effects and for HARRY! :D

//didn't that remind you of Frodo from LOTR?

Oh my goodness! Totally! :D

//- Ain't Kirsten Dunst cute? :D Nikhil Chinappa on MTV keeps saying he finds her "irritating".. How????

Am with Nik on this one! :D

#Youtham,
Hahahahaha! Man I can literally picture you grinding your teeth! Hated it so bad huh? :P

//bollywood guys must keep patent of friends jumping b4 knife and saving hero. %^#&*(%^&*

Hahahahahaha! :D

//only action was worth

That, and Harry. :P

#Ab,
You should watch it yaar! For the effects! :)

#Shiv,
Hahaha! :D

#Strider,
Haha, thanks! :) Yeah, hopefully I'll have material to review the next movie I plan to watch - Metro :)

#Sandip,
Sorry am not a big fan of the comics, but Gwen dies?? Man, that leaves no hot chick factor on the show!

#Tejal,
//he was da actual hero of da movie..so to safeguard spidey as their hero in spidey4 they HAD to kill him!

Haha! I'm so tempted to agree with you! :D

#Neihal,
You should watch this movie! :)
ps: I dun like KD's acting either.

#V,
Hehehe! :P

#Bivas,
Hahaha! :D

#Oxymoron,
//Ever thought - spidey will be a powerless superhero outside NY, rather manhattan! no tall buildings to keep hanging and flying from!

Hahahaha! Never thought of that! :D

#Sneha,
//i haven't even seen spidy2. n not even LOTR or even matrix or even any James Bond movie.

:O :O :O

ps: Haven't seen Tobey's baby. Off to google her now. :D

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V said...

Just who is this V who's taken my name??!! X-( X-( X-(

btw, I need company. Is it okay if I come over?

V

Iday said...

Only Viv can make a statement in the middle of the movie like, "Oh look, she's using a Sony-Ericsson phone. You know why? It's a Sony Pictures movie!"

U r mistaken. Most of the guys i know make that comment :)
I'm yet to see the movie. So no comments abt it :)

bellydancer said...

I think Harry is cute too!! Love the smile!

Sakshi said...

Nice. I agree Toby should not be made to cry :P
And super agree that the cutest guy in th emovie should not have been killed :)
And LMAO at tyour idea of killing the sand man :)I hope Viv is not permenantly maimed after all the nail biting he must have been put through..

Duhita said...

At the end of the movie, my jijaji broke into "Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge"...:) It had all elements of a hindi movie, wouldn't you say? Even a dance sequence! Overall - entertaining!

Sandew said...

yup they kill her in the comics.
And to be sure the actress looked a lot like the comic character.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Stacy

The Lonely Traveller said...

Bar Owner mohtarma ko hamara aadab!
Batut dino baad hum aapke maykhane mein aaye hain.
Kuch nahi badla... mehfil kal bhi rangeen thi... aaj bhi hai... aur kal bhi rahegi..

Kasam se! Mazaa aa gaya!

Cheers,
TLT

Crazy Dhakkan said...

Argh! You are right!! I just wrote wrong words! :P But both the versions, (original nad mine) sound good! :P :P I can use them on so many peepals! :D

ursjina said...

awesome..i agree with two hands up..:)...

Bivas said...

@Sneha: Yeah...GO WATCH 'EM ;-)
u sure sound ancient :D
@Sash: Wud love a review of Metro...hv hrd sooo much abt it since it released...sadly hvnt got a chance to watch it...damn theatres didnt release it in bbsr :-(

Sayesha said...

#V,
Hahaha! Yeah you can come over, if you can spare the airfare! :D

#Iday,
Okay, only "geeks like Viv" can make... happy? :D

#Bellydancer,
Yeah me tooooooooooo! :D

#Sakshi,
Hahahah! :D

#Duhita,
Hahaha! Yeah it was quite Bolywood-ish! :D

#Sandew,
Whoa, thanks for the link! :)

#TLT,
Arre welcome back! Good to see you here again! :)

#Crazy Dhakkan,
Muahahaha! :D

#Ursjina,
Hehe... thanks! :)

#Bivas,
Hope to catch Metro this weekend, will surely write about it. Hope it's really good or really bad, so I have material to write! ;)

Vijay said...

That MJ girl sure likes to fall from great heights a lot.

So True! and i love when she screams, i fast forward to that part and watch it over and over again, never get tired, I need psychiatric help i think.
Did you observe in the first and second part it was more of aaaaaaaahhhh, aaaaaaaaaahhhhh, aaaaaaaahhhhh scream in the third part it was more of aaah, aaah, aaaaaaaaahhhhhh screams!!! I think i will go watch the third part again. oh btw I LOVE Kirsten Dunst! :)

Iday said...

Saw the movie today :)

Guess what? I saw that scene where the sony mobile appears, thought of something similar and then remembered what u said :) I was laughing alone and inviting strange looks :D

As to the movie - i think the director got the whole concept of Super Hero movies wrong! Also, with a cast that was chosen to act comic characters on screen, a director shudnt have hoped to offer so much drama. Kirsten Dunst looks plain ugly, Toby just cant cry and they spoil the face of the the only good looking lead actor in the movie. As for technical details - i dunno why someone spent so much time to make a movie that has no plot!!! The only good thing abt the movie was the special effects, but there were very obvious technical glitches in them too - some very basic ones.

The movie has some good moments. But they're so few that they'd get forgotten by the time the movie ends. Worth a watch though :)

Sayesha said...

#Vijay,
Hahahahaha! Man you seem to be crazy about her! I don't like that chick at all! :D

#Iday,
Yup, agree with all your points, especially the 'worth a watch' bit! :)

Vijay said...

Hey did anyone happen to watch the dubbed version of the movie in Hindi, I only wanted to listen how the MJ character would scream in HINDI :D

Sayesha said...

#Vijay,
Oh boy I can only imagine the "Bachaaaaaaaaaaaao! Bachaaaaaaaaao!" Hahaha! :D

Naresh said...

oye...
whr r the stars?! :P