Originally Posted by DACrowe
I actually thought the movie had a number of remarkable sequences. All of Spidey's fights with Sandman were impressive, the birth of Venom was as well. The first Harry fight is still the best ariel fight Spidey has had on screen. And the final showdown at least had a few moments of brilliance, like when Peter and Harry save MJ.
The movie is a mess, but it actually has more good moments than many of the mediocre, but consistently so, superhero movies fans can tolerate. Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America, I am looking at you. Yeah, I said it.
Ah well, good action. B&R had that too. Scarcely have I thought these kind of distractions make for the rescue of a movie.
Spider-man fights with Sandman were good, but nothing out of this world. Enjoyable, of course. But I don't consider them so special they can simply save a movie like this.
The first fight with Harry... sure. Again, enjoyable, but Harry's Goblin suit was laughable and that "subplot" with Peter dropping Aunt May's ring which took forever to fall was laughable once again.
And the final showdown died for me when Harry suddenly appeared and they teamed up much like Batman and Robin in the old TV series when fighting the villains.
All the bells and whistles but nothing that redeems the whole movie.