04 May, 2007
Spiderman 3: How to mutate a Spider into a cash cow
The Spiderman 3 movie opened in Bahrain on the 2nd of May. Two days before America's release date. So I went yesterday with my wife to see it.
It appears that the movie font is incompatible with the number three. The Playstation 3 uses the same font and had a lack luster release, similarly, the latest Spidy movie was below my expectations.
I thought I was in for a good Superhero action movie, and at times it was an action movie. It also was a love triangle chick flick and a musical!
The movie shifted from Action to Romance to Drama to Musical so much that it didn't give a sense of what it was in the end. I got in at 1:15 AM and left at 3:30 AM with no intermission. A long movie where my wife had a nap in near the middle. I'm sure it will make hardcore fans revolt over some details as usual and on the confusing style of the movie.
Shame that. I don't want to list any spoilers so you'll not get alot of details from me. Guess that's what happen when a great license is used first and foremost as a cash cow.
The Spiderman 3 game is also being released on the 4th of May. It's being released on Wii, PS3, PS2, XB360, PC, Game boy Advance AND NDS, which further solidifies what I mean by turning this into a cash cow (I am one that is against multiple platfom game releases because the target is maximizing sales rather than making a tailored to fit good game).
If your a Spidy fan you must go nevertheless. If not, pick something else. If you do see it, please tell me what you thought of it. I'd love to know your opinions.