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Spider-Man 3 Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

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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.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vlad Codirla a Level 5 American Goldfinch scholar

Script Analysis of Spider-Man 3

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   coping with special powers/seeking enlightenment Superhero movie?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   prison Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   upbeat Kinds of F/X    -   Things that change shape/morph    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs    -   exotic aliens    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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