Spider-Man 3 is the closing chapter of Peter Parker's film saga. By now, his alter-ego Spider-Man is famous and adored. He and Mary Jane are going steady and he wants to ask her to marry him. Meanwhile, we see Flint Marko, the true killer of Peter's uncle Ben, being unwittingly transformed into the Sandman.
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Later, an alien organism falls to earth an attaches itself to Peter. It gives him new-found powers but also alters his personality, bring up his dark side. He embarrasses Mary Jane, who turns to Harry Osborn for help. What Harry wants most is to take revenge on Peter for the death of his father.
Realizing the destructive effect the organism is having on him, Peter manages to remove it, only for it to find a new host in Eddie Brock, Peter's rival at the Daily Bugle, giving life to Venom.
Venom and Sandman join forces and use Mary Jane to draw Spider-Man to them. Harry eventually agrees to help Peter and joins in the fight as the new Green Goblin. Harry defeats the Sandman before being taken out by Venom, while Peter uses the alien's weakness to sonic vibrations to separate it from Eddie. He manages to destroy the organism but can't save Eddie's life.
Peter forgives the repentant Marko, as does Harry forgive Peter before dying from his wounds. Mary Jane and Peter reconcile and try to move on.
Best part of story, including ending:
The scenes with Peter as a "bad guy" were very corny. Sandman as a villain pales in the shadow of Venom. Harry's plot line was the most satisfying.
Best scene in story:
Probably the final battle. Eddie Brock has some good lines. Venom is a good villain even though he inevitably suffers from the "obligatory boastful speech while giving the hero a lifeline" syndrome of Hollywood bad guys.
Opinion about the main character:
I think "emo" Peter is ridiculous and only undermines what could have been an interesting inner struggle for the main character.